I haven't been able to sew at all in the last two months. I've been busy managing a fundraising campaign for my son's high school and then had to add to that all the clean up, set up and hosting duties for Thanksgiving for my family this year. I had figured it would be hard to make time to quilt and unfortunately I was proved right!!
But now with the campaign almost done, the holiday now past and the year end upon us, it's time to challenge myself to clear out a few more projects in order to take as few UFOs and PIGS (Projects In a Grocery Sack) into the next year as possible. As usual, this is no small task! In preparation for the holiday, I had to clean out all the bins, boxes and bags under and around my cutting table since my "Quilt Studio" is in my dining room. When done, I was left with a fairly large pile of stuff (for now, all piled up in my bedroom).
My flimsy piles have also grown - particularly with the last tops produced for my Civil War Series. Once I get them all quilted, I then need to finish the display I have planned for them.
Then there are a few new Christmas holiday projects I want to make for decorating this year.
As always, my plans are ambitious to say the least -- but doable? Well that remains to be seen! The goal for right now is to try to sew a little each day and see just how much I can get done as the year winds down. When the fundraising campaign is over in two weeks, I am also looking forward to having a two week block of time (through to New Year's) for a personal "Quilt-A-Thon". I get excited every time I think about the prospect of being able to devote time completely to quilting!
However, the next post will be about the first "Final Clearance" project: something quilt-related but not a quilt. Stay tuned!!