The months just fly by.
In January I completed two projects and creative play. I haven’t posted pictures of the creative play, but will soon.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project and Art Quilt Creative Play. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I adjust the categories as needed to add new interests and drop things that no longer appeal.
- Something old – The Applewood Farms BOM from 2009 is UFO #9 that was chosen for January’s Get It Done Challenge at Patchwork Times. I have a lot left to do on this quilt and it has more than one spot on the Get It Done list.
Something new – The Safehouse quilt in process. I am assembling the top and hate to lose momentum at this point. This quilt is also on the Get It Done list, and I may decide to switch it out with the UFO that was chosen. I’ll have to see how it goes.
Handwork – I struggled with this one, but decided to stick with the crochet rug. I’m spending a lot of time with mom as her health continues to fail. I wanted something I can work on while I sit with her. She sleeps a lot and doesn’t always want a light on. Since poor lighting makes appliqué and embroidery more chore than fun, crochet seemed the best choice.
- Art Quilt Play – This category covers using or experimenting with the various art/quilting supplies in my stash. I played with paint in January and will post about it soon. There’s a whole story that goes with this one.
My biggest challenge in February will be pulling and cutting fabric for the rug. When I have time to sew I want to finish the Safehouse top. There is nothing magical about cutting several yards of fabric into one-inch strips. It’s a good way to use scraps and old fabric though, and I am looking forward to that.