Skills I Wish I Had
This one is hard for me. Not because I think I've mastered everything, not even close. But determining what I'd like to learn how to do them. As I write this my thoughts are going in a direction.
Things have changed for me since the pandemic and moving to a new home and new city. My attitude towards sewing and stitching have changed.
The skills I wish I had have more to do with not trying to do everything:
- not collecting every pattern I come across
- not committing to too many projects
- being more selective of what I purchase
- being more selective in the projects I pursue
- fall in love again with projects I've already started, especially all the supplies I've purchased; or be willing to let them go
- use what I have
- finish what I've started
- and finally, being patient with myself as my tastes and desires change. I'm in a new season of life and getting used to that takes time.
Goals for January 28 - February 4
1. Daisy Days - Block 1
- continue stitching - DONE
2. CQ BOM
- continue stitching - DONE - a little progress
3. Sew One Garment
- choose pattern, fabric - DONE
I will be making the long sleeve top from this tan plaid knit.
- get as much done as I can - DONE
I didn't get it all done, but made some progress.
- finish book - DONE
6. TV Table Projects
- Hello Spring - DONE
This was the first wool project my sister and I did together last year. We got them both done and put together. The hold up was that little white sign at the top. Honey Do cut it out in a really thin wood. I painted and drew the design this week. It's hand stitched in place and may not stay there, but it's there for now.
- Elefantz Duck - DONE !! :)
This one makes me really happy!! I saw the idea at Tractor Supply Company. The central design was of a chicken. So I found it on line and showed it to him. A couple of days later I had the box with an open frame. I've been wanting to make the Elefantz duck for a number of years. I found the fabric and fell in love with it and matched the threads to it. As a last minute thought, I added the cotton crocheted thread. I absolutely LOVE this project. It took longer to finish than I wanted but now I just have to find the perfect wall in the kitchen for it :)
- Calendar Girl - November - DONE
- complete rounds one and two - DONE
I'm not following the rounds specifically, but will wait each week to see what's offered and then decide what I want to do for the next round. This will also be my monthly baby quilt donation.
8. Sister Time
Woolie Gnomes - Block 2
We didn't get them finished, but made good progress. Both of us only have a couple of trees and the moon to finish stitching.
February Goals - February 5-11
Tiny Houses Quilt - finish quilting
2. SAHRR - Round 3
3. Daisy Days - Block 2
tint and begin stitching
decide on finishing fabrics
4. Crazy Quilt - finish block 1
5. Sew One Garment
Cut out pattern
6. Baby Quilt - Hedge Hugs
prep block 2
7. Read one book
8. One Gift per Month
make the next gift
9. Sister Time
Woolie Gnomes - block 2
- Block 3 - prep and begin stitching
Have a good week.