This year, I'm going to try something a bit different...going public! I'm not sure if I'm game to tell you all that's on the list (that would scare you for sure!), but here's what I'm working on right now...
This is Little Bluebirds, a block of the month quilt by Janelle Wind. I started stitching this back in 2009, but lost my momentum sometime after that...why, you might ask?
I remember it clearly. I was up to Month 2 (out of 7 months in the entire quilt) and machine stitched some stars for the first border...and the points didn't quite match on some of them. I convinced myself that I could live with that, and continued stitching....bad move.
Turns out, I couldn't live with that at all, but rather than unpick and fix it, I put it aside and started working on the next Month. The stars kept haunting me though, and my attention soon turned to other projects. I should also add here, that there is LOTS (and lots!) of stitching in Little Bluebirds!
Anyhoo...here's where I'm at. I'm up to Month 5, and have finished about half of the stitching. I've unpicked Block 2, and am waiting for a day-without-distractions to make my near-to-perfect stars. My Block 6 is ready to trace, and the other half is ready to stitch. Add a touch of momentum, and before too long, I will be crossing an item off my 2011 crafting to-do list.
And wouldn't that be nice?