January 2021 Short List

New year, new projects, new approach.

I had a productive December with both a UFO and a garment finish. That means new additions to the list.

In 2021 I will keep the list shorter. In looking at finishes in comparison to 2020 goals, it was clear my goals were too ambitious. That pushed me to get a lot of projects done, but I don’t want to feel overwhelmed.

I also realized I need to limit the active sewing projects to two. I have a small cluttered sewing room, and if the projects exceed two I have to move everything around to work on anything. It’s not a situation that encourages creativity.

Lastly, my UFOs are down to twelve, six of which are bed quilts. Two are queen size. All are complicated. They will take longer to finish.

That said, I’m eliminating the charity category and revising framing to finishing, stitchery to hand work. Charity quilts can go in the “other” category.

The new Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ years to keep me focused. The categories change as my goals and interests change. Categories with nothing in process will not be listed, only active categories.

UFO – I’m piecing blocks for Stars in the Night, the Quilt Addicts Anonymous 2016 block of the month. The number of blocks for each month varies. I’m working on month four, which is 14 six inch star blocks. I changed the fabrics to make this a scrappy low volume quilt. I need to come up with another name for it.

Original Design – I still need to figure out how I want to quilt Open Dialogue.

Hand Work – I’m making good progress on Christmas Eve.

Finishing – I can’t get excited about the old needlepoint project. I put it on the list because I have a frame for it. I may need to pick something else.

My OMG for December is to finish the 14 star blocks, linking to Elm Street Quilts.

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3 Responses to January 2021 Short List

  1. Susan Nixon says:

    Nice organization. One of the things I’ve liked about your way of doing this is that you DO change categories as needed. Those stars appeal to me more than I would have expected. I like contrast, but those are nicely done with a light contrast.

  2. Ivani Vieira says:

    Beautiful cross stitch projects. I will be looking forward to see all your 14 star blocks.
    Happy New Year

  3. Laura says:

    You know that I like your way of goal listing, and this list looks very doable; not overwhelming, and therefore creative crushing! 🙂

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