Thursday, January 6, 2011

Going public....

Each and every New Year since I can remember, I've made a crafting to-do list...do you make one too? It's a list of the projects that I'd like to finish in the New Year, with the idea that it will decrease my UFO pile, and give my crafting some direction....hahahaha! Last year, I crossed just one thing off my list, and had added several by the time the year ended...epic fail, as my teenager would say :)

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?
TTFN xxx

9 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Can't wait to see this one finished! The red and white polka dots caught my eye - it has all my favourite colours in it!

Cardygirl said...

Love your Little Bluebirds! It is hard when you lose your oomph in a project...sometimes you can regain your momentum after a break. It is so lovely!

Linda said...

Susan it looks so lovely when its all sitting next to each other, i hope your momentum is turned on so that you can finish b/c i reckon its going to be fabulous.
xx

Vanessa said...

It's lovely, gorgeous colours. Keep going public, I'm starting to feel inspired to delve in to my unfinished pile!

Shiree said...

really lovely quilt, will be great to see it finished huh, I have several in this state as well, so don't sweat it too much, but get in there now and go for it girl!

Merci-Notes said...

Yea! This is encouragement for us too with our projects!
Happy New Year Suzitee!

xo, mary

Janellybelly said...

Waahoo, keep going sweetie it's looking good. I might even get back to my 'I Remember' block of the month sometime this year...

K-Sue said...

I like those little bluebirds! I think going public will help you with keeping momentum! Great start!

Tracey said...

cheeky thing... I am all ready for binding honey. My hand quilting is done so I will be ready for Wednesday. LOL
love me :-)