Today is the Day of Lists. Isn't it for everyone, in one way or another?
My son asked if I'm making any "resolutions." I told him that no, I'd rather set goals. I set goals I can accomplish, so my first one is to lose 3 pounds. I need to lose much more than that, but 3 sounds realistic. Once I hit and maintain that loss, I can set a new goal. Sound good? Sounds good to me, even looks good in print. Let's see if I can do anything about it in reality.
So anyway, I have compiled two lists, as I do on every January 1. First is the list of quilts completed in the previous year. Here goes:
“Ice” SAQA “This is a Quilt” entry
Sharon Schlotzhauer Iris Quilt for SJ
“The Flower Fades”
“Passion” SAQA auction donation quilt – purchased by Karey Bresenhen
“No Time For Tradition” - 2011 Hoffman Challenge
Airplanes Baby Quilt
oversize underwater fishes baby quilt
The second list is my UFO Challenge List. Now this is a list that I'd prefer to see shrink, rather than grow.
This year's list has 36 items on it. Last year's list had 37. A small victory. Happily I am down from my previous high, which hovered around the mid-40's for years, so I AM making progress.
Rather than make you read my entire list, I'll give you the Top Ten.
Rose Window Grad Q for Andrew
Pastel Lone Star for Penelope
Coxcomb for Allison&Jeff
Splashing in the River of Joy
Charlie in Color and Black and White
Blue&Gold Log Cabin (quilt, bind)
Yellow Floral Bed Quilt
Turquoise Tropical Medley
Bright/Black Feather Star
Perhaps I should add "get organized" to my Goals for 2012 list? Getting/staying organized is a daily struggle and a life long goal, so I doubt that putting it "officially" on my list would make much difference.
And there you go. Have you put together a list for 2012?
I do recommend listing your UFO's. It can be disheartening, as you unearth one after another after another, but the payoff of having the length of the list reduced over the course of the years is an encouragement to persevere.
In 2006, I had 46 UFOs on my list.
In 2007, I had 44.
In 2008, I had 33. (I only listed quilts I thought I might work on, not all of them.) I finished 15 quilts, and made 40 cards.
In 2009, I had 40. I finished 12 quilts and made 35 cards.
In 2010, I had 44. I finished 15 quilts and made 40 cards.
In 2011, it was 37. I finished 9 quilts and made 34 cards.
For 2012, it is 36.
And for January 1, I have a baby quilt to quilt and bind, 4 cards to work on and 3 quilts-for-hire just waiting for my attention.
Busy, busy, busy! Let's get at it! Welcome, 2012!!!
P.S. I just realized that I have an iris challenge and the Hoffman Challenge that I may or may not be completing this year. Kick that up 2, I guess I'm up to 38 for 2012...
P.S.S. And then there's the SAQA Auction. I might be doing a quilt for that as well...Do I hear 39?
I think I'd better sign off, before I remember any more projects that should be added to the list...