Another Christmas is history. It was extremely low key for us yesterday. Harley had a rough Christmas Eve so I got very little sleep. I crawled out of bed at 8 and by the time I had enough coffee in me to be awake it was almost 10. Mister was in a little better shape since he crawled out of bed at 5, started a pot of coffee, then he and Harley crashed in the living room until I got out of bed. Some time in there we took turns sitting with her while the other showered, exchanged our gifts, finished that pot of coffee, and then I started cooking. My brain was muddled enough that I didn’t do a good job of time management and it was 4 before we ate. It was good though, and this morning’s leftover cornbread dressing was perfect. This is the first time I have ever cooked an organic bird, and it was so tasty, and moist!
Last post I talked about what I am doing for my stitching. I finished “cleaning out” those buckets and now I just need to put things away.
Here is my mess, and the last bucket before I cleared it out. The last one was mostly kitted items and WIPs.
I have pulled out a few new starts for 2018, but I still have not quite decided how I am going to “handle” next year’s stitching. Oscar’s Corsage will be my Jan 1 new start. I need to go through my stash for fabric for Let Freedom Ring since it will be coming to Vegas with me.
I have started my final post for the 2017 Year of WIPs Challenge and will have somewhat of a plan by the time I post it.
Today I am dealing with my quilting. Ugh! I have only done a paper sort for now to include the dates (if I know/can find them). I know there are some things missing off my list, and they will be added as I touch them.
I have more than 30 with so many of them going back to 2013. That freaks me out, and I need to spend 2018 getting a handle on them. There are large, medium, and small pieces, and those all have various degrees of difficulty. Several of them just need a small amount of work to get them to completion and as I touch them, I am going to prioritize them. The list at the top (there are 2 pages) gives me the opportunity to mark what stage I am at and I plan on doing a few everyday for however long it takes me to get them all sorted.
I have updated my list in the upper left column to reflect what I need to start with, and will adjust as I go along. Until I get everything sorted, I am going to leave the RÅSKOG cart alone, except to make a list of what all is in there. They have just been tossed in and I really need to know what there is. Frightening prospect though.
My main hurdle is there are so many quilters out there doing some fun things that I want to join!
Now to come up with a time management plan so I can do all the things!
Looking forward to tomorrow since I will be sending time with my BFF.
That’s a lot of projects in bags! They look interesting though. Look forward to seeing some finishes.
That’s quite a quilt list too. Don’t feel bad about all the 2013 projects. I just finished a quilt today I started in 2000. Yeah, it was almost old enough to vote.