Hope you all had a happy holiday season!
With out of town visitors in varying numbers for 10 days, I didn't even attempt to find the time to blog. I did well to get enough sleep and keep the kitchen clean with all the meal preparations going on. Due to snow forecasts my in-laws arrived a day later than planned and left a day earlier, so the original 12 day stay became 10 days.
On New Year's Day, day one with no company, I cleared my sewing corner and got it back in working order and slowly decided how to tackle Celtic Solstice. I had only done parts of clues 1 and 2, so I decided to concentrate on one clue at a time. In between lying on the couch and watching Miss Marple on Netflix, I cut most of clue 1 and continued cutting the next day and then got to stitching. Bonnie revealed the mystery on New Year's Day and it is lovely!
I have been thinking about my sewing goals for the new year. Last year I was all about trying to finish projects. And I did. There are 3 finished queen size quilts and 1 at the quilter's plus a few smaller quilts scratched off the UFO list. I also started "quilting by checkbook" in order to get projects finished.
However, it's so much fun to start new projects. And, I have so many fabrics pulled with specific patterns in mind. Also, there is the bolt of muslin that I got for Christmas last year that I barely used in 2013 and charms from swaps over the past two years just waiting to be used. So, I'm going to start new projects and enjoy sewing again!
I am going to enjoy starting new projects without bringing 150 yards of fabric into the house, again! With Celtic Solstice, my oranges, dark blues, and yellows are quite depleted. But, I plan to stick to the fabric already pulled for projects. I will need to buy border and binding fabrics here and there, but I will concentrate on using what I have. As usual, the biggest dilemma is deciding which project to start first!
What are your sewing goals for 2014?
The best part of the new New Year? Starting off with a clean slate on the ol' stash report! I do not count fabric "out" until a top is complete, but I do count tops and backings before quilting.
Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 0
Added this week: 0
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 0
Net used YTD: 0
Please also check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.