Like everyone else, I ended last year thinking about plans for this year. 2021 was not a prolific year in the sewing room. I spent far more time stitching and finished a lot of projects as compared to prior years.
I’m not a fast sewer or stitcher. I’m usually one of the last people to finish in class. I rarely have extended for creative hobbies.
That said, I will continue to have a Short List but a much smaller one. My goals this year are to use what I have, finish what I’ve started and do the things that have lived on my wish list far too long. I want to get back to the techniques I love and maybe learn something new. I’m ditching the long lists and categories. I’ll go where it takes me.
The first Short List project is a challenge quilt for my Art Quilt Group. The goal is to get our quilts juried into the AQS Ultimate Guild Challenge this year. That quilt needs to be done by the end of February.
The second Short List project is the felt ornament that gave me so much grief I bailed and did something else for the Needle Arts Guild’s ornament exchange. I don’t know why they even bothered with instructions on really old patterns. The directions never seem to produce the desired results. This project has been on my list for years, and I will figure it out.
The ornament will be my OMG for January, linking to Elm Street Quilts.