Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Startitis and UFOs

So last week I went through a bout of startitis.  I had a whole bunch of projects that I wanted to do but wasn't starting cause I wanted to finish ufos and wips first.  and it kinda stalled me out.  I was doing stuff but it wasn't accopmplishing finishing the ufos and larger wips.  I was doing stuff I could finish in a day or two. but overall felt stalled out.  so last week I was like lets do this  I want to make x, y, z, p, q, l, and m.  so I started 5 different projects,two knitting projects, two quilty projects and a set of matching tote bags.  and made progress on all of them and on the ufos and wips sitting out there.   The energy for starting the new projects has bled over to the older projects

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tired quilting

Last night I was working Storybook Farms by McKenna Ryan.  I am working on the horse block.  I get everything traced on to the fusible web.  I get my fusible web all cut out and laid out on my fabric.  I am fusing the pieces to the fabric and not once not twice but three times I fuse to the right side of the fabric.  the dangers of being tired and quilting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Years Goals

my new years goals ( I like goals better than resolutions) part of this is to write it down and tell other people to help keep me honest.  and I know it is like January 13th and I have been thinking pondering and actually working on some of these already.

1) finish my UFOs that I care about from last year.  this includes the binding on the fairy quilts and fish quilt. and getting the two matching fish quilts and Bebekins brown bear quilt off to the long arm quilter and bound.  then finish piecing the fish quilt for my aunt and uncle, and my fairy quilt ...  there are a lot more UFOs to finish but that is a good start.  I also want to finish the two sweaters I am working on.  I have three other sweaters/cardigans/shells inline for when I am done. but one of the big things I have done is gone through my UFOs and decided which I wanted to finish vs which ones I feel guilty that I should finish cause I started them but then don't really care for them or something.

2) I want to depleate my fabric stash and yarn stash.  I am allowed to buy specific items for a project but not just random buying cause I like something. and new acquisitions will only be purchased if I have a project in mind for it.

3) get better at selling stuff on etsy.  I need to photograph and post stuff and get it up.