After spending a few days at Ocean Shores relaxing with my sister Laurie, I reluctantly decided that it was time to put away our Christmas decorations. As I was curled up on the couch looking at our Christmas tree I decided to begin the process. First I had to get out all of my Christmas tubs and line them up in my sewing room so that everything can be stored away properly. While doing this I was distracted by the many piles stacked around my sewing room.
I found embroidery that I had completed in the past few weeks while in the car and in not so great lighting. After taking close up pictures I was reminded that good light is important when you want straight and even stitches in your embroidery.
These pieces are for a "JOY" banner so I guess I wont be too close to them and notice all of the imperfections.
I was able to complete the embroidery on my Sundaisy block, the stitching on this project is a little more to my liking.
One more block to stitch for "Daisy Days" and I can put the quilt together.
What I learned as I prepared for undecorating is that I have so many unfinished projects, more than I had even realized. I know now so it is time for a plan. Not a resolution but a plan. First I will go through the room, make a list of everything that is incomplete and those projects not yet started but all materials have been purchased. I will then start checking off that list as I complete them. I think I will have most of my Christmas gifts for next year if I stick to this plan.
The hard part about all of this for me is saying no to the block of the month projects that I know will be tempting me. It would be fabulous to complete a few quilts from previous blocks of the month I have worked on these past few years. My project list will include quilts, embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, small sewing projects and a few not so small sewing projects.
I am looking forward to a fun year of finishes.
Happy New Year!