February 2019 Short List

It’s that time again.
Last month I finished both the Old and New projects.
I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk. I’m not sure how that will impact what I get done this month. I find February and March to be difficult months, when all the gray and cold drag me down. I can see the appeal of wintering in the south.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories over time as my interests change.
Something Old – For lack of a better name, I’m calling this Bird Mosaic. I barely started it mid-2017 and it sat ever since.
mosaic birds
Something New – I decided to put the Hand Piecing QAL here. I started piecing the first block. I’m way behind already. My OMG is to be working on block 5 by the end of February.
hpqalb1 in process.jpg
Handwork – The cross stitch penguin. This is the only thing I’ve been working on consistently.penguins 2
Creative Play– I had the same technique on the list for three months and never tried it. That means it’s time to pick something else. I decided to try a Creative Bug class. I get a free membership through my library and want to take advantage of it while it lasts.
My lack of follow through on the Creative Play has been a source of frustration for me. When there is a lot of life going on, I find it hard to venture into new creative territory. My energy is focused elsewhere. Maybe this will be the month that changes.
I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts for my OMG.

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4 Responses to February 2019 Short List

  1. Laura says:

    It is a good list! I hope you get your creative mojo back soon!

  2. Joyce says:

    I like your something new piece Donna. You are always welcome to come here when our weather is decent in February /March and bring some pieces to work on!

  3. Patty says:

    Glad you’ve joined the QAL – you’ll catch up – perfect OMG project! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts and good luck on your project!

  4. chrisknits says:

    It will return, just give it time and find ways to spark your joy!

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