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Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve - Resolutions in Review

Before I enjoy making a list of new resolutions to not keep in the new year, I thought I'd review last year's and see if I met ANY of my goals.

I did finish the little lap quilt for my Mom and gave it to her for Mother's Day.

I bought black double bias and black thread to bind the hollyhocks quilt. I think one of the reasons I balk at this is that I'm just not sure that's how I want to bind that. Now I'm thinking of making kind of a scrappy border from some of the flower fabrics. I welcome all advice

I did nothing on the bear, although I did take him to my lqs while I was taking the McKenna Ryan class and got some advice. I will sew all the pieces down using clear- or smoke-colored monofiliment.


I did get all the embroidery marked on the "What Color is Spring?" quilt and have partially completed the center sampler.

I made some progress on the hollyhock cross stitch, but admit that I kind of lost interest in this one when I learned that the architect has eliminated the guest room from the main floor of the new house. I had planned to decorate that room around a garden theme with this piece, the hollyhock wallhanging, a garden trellis quilt (I have all the fabric for that but was waiting until we saw how big the room would be before making it a queen or king) and a Kory Fluckiger hummingbird print. Now the room is gone and I haven't decided how to re-group. Until I do, I'm not going to spend time on this one.



Santa moved along a little bit.



And, I made a rather gratifying amount of progress on the Firefly Faeries.



Of course, in true ADD fashion I also made a number of starts this year (none of which got finished) including the kitten card and the Winter Wonderland embroidered quilt.

This is real SOP for me. I seem to love to look at patterns, buy patterns, buy fabric and floss, kit things up and get started on the new project(s). Then I get bored and look for something else to do (rarely do the 'archived' pieces appeal).

This has been a good exercise, though. I have actually accomplished quite a bit. If I had focused that energy onto one piece I might have finished something.

Good to know.

But it's a hobby, so I can do it anyway I want.

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