Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Where's My Hat?

You know that saying, "Hold onto your hat!  It's going to be a wild ride!"?  2013 is like that so far.  craziness.  go, go, go!  So much to do, so little time!

During the first week of the year, I went up to San Carlos, to visit my little girl, her little girl, and her husband.

During the second week of the year, my son came to visit from Arkansas, and brought his new girlfriend.  They didn't stay long, but they stayed long enough for me to immediately like her.  They came on Sunday and left on Monday.  Remind you of anyone?

Once they'd left, we hauled out tables and I began basting.  baste, baste, baste.  I basted four large quilts.  Need proof?  Here you go.

Obviously I missed my week 2 goal, which had been to quilt both surfboard quilts.  Instead, I slapped borders on my Log Cabin, brought in another quilt-for-hire, and basted a total of four quilts.  I am pleased that I made enough forward progress that I'm not unhappy with my failure to achieve my stated goal.

My Week 3 Goal is to "finish both surfboard quilts."  And I really must do this, as I plan to head south next week for Road. 

So far this weekly goal-setting is working for me, in that I see visible progress. 

I wrote out my UFO list for 2013, and found that I have 41 entries.  My UFO list for 2012 had 38 entries.  In 2012, I moved in the wrong direction.  So now, my ultimate goal for 2013 is to MOVE FORWARD.  One path to progress is to FINISH AT LEAST 10 QUILTS ON MY UFO LIST.  hmmm.  It's a stretch, and it won't be easy.  But I'm going to give it my best shot.

And now, I'm off to the Studio.  Those quilts won't quilt themselves!


sewmuchfun said...

Keep up the good work!

Quiltedtime said...

You go, girl!

Quilt Crazy said...

I totally get it! I'm so easily distracted. Good luck. What days will you be a Road?

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Hopefully we'll see you at Road. Have fun quilting!