Friday, December 31, 2010

Finish to 2010

It is so hard to believe that Christmas has come to an end and we will be starting a new year.  I wanted to make sure that I did one final posting for 2010 of a finish so I worked at completing Christmas Eve by Prairie Schooler.  I am very excited with the finish and debating on whether to put this into a box top or just to frame it.

Also, I have not been good on providing any updates on A to Z Snowmen project.  We did have our last class at the beginning of the month but due to the holidays and other issues the project got set aside.  Before putting it down I did complete Q.

I am planning on working hard to get it completed before February so that I can take a hand quilting class and learn how to finish this project by hand.  I think this will be a good finish for this project.

There have been several postings on many different blogs about the 2011 January Challenge.  I did think about it and did put together two stitching bags.  One contains 15 new kitted projects and the other contains 15 UFOs that are anywhere from 5% complete up to 85% complete.  I know that tomorrow I will pull out a new project and start it since that is suppose to be the tradition.  After that I am trying to figure out if I switch between the two bags and see if that will work in helping me to complete more projects for 2011.  Someone stated on their blog that they completed 58 projects in 2010.  WOW, how is that possible.  Looking at what I did for 2010 I look like a beginner.  Completing three projects and working on the A to Z quilt sounds awful.  So, my goal for 2011 is to hit at least 15 projects as the challenge states.  This is a huge step for me and will require resourceful use of my free time in doing this.  Free time, well that is the other problem.  I think I dream more of stitching than I actually do since during my sleep is about all of the free time I have.

We hope your holiday was wonderful and I will leave you with a picture of two doggies that Santa spoiled this year.  They had so much fun on Christmas Eve that they fell asleep under the tree even though gifts were still being exchanged and Christmas music was filling the air.

Happy New Year and I am very excited to see what new designs and projects come our way in 2011.