Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The quilt mystery that is 2012...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We are off to visit my father-in law today.  He is going to teach me his method for making turkey hash and his special spice cake.  Now that he has turned 80 he is willing to share recipes!
My Christmas Cactus bloomed this week!
I was starting my 2013 list when I realized the list I have posted on my blog sidebar is from 2011.  I'm thinking I don't pay too much attention to it since a) I didn't update it and b) I haven't finished any of the quilts listed!  Need to think about his...I could make a major push and at least get one off the list...or accept I didn't want to work on those and figure out just what I did accomplish with all that sewing time in 2012?
So before I make my list of sewing resolutions for next year I'm going to take a moment to breath and make a list of what I've done.  List to follow....

9 comments:

cajunquilter said...

I really like the block you posted here. I am considering making a list for next year if I can figure out how to do it. I *think* you just do it as a gadget?

Mary Ellen said...

I think we all have those projects that don't get finished for one reason or another. I read somewhere that what attracts many of us to quilting or any other art or craft, is the creativity involved. Said another way, the process, rather than the end product is what feeds us. Therefore, by the time a project is well underway, about 90% of its usefulness has already been used up and what is left are the mechanics. Certainly explains why I have a bunch of UFOs. When the end product becomes important to me for some reason - guild quilt show deadline approaching, gift needed for a new baby, etc. - I will pull out a UFO and finish it. Some things I have left unfinished because my skill was not where it needed to be to continue successfully. Sometimes the entire process becomes tedious, and sometimes it hits me - the color choice was rally bad and nothing will make the end result pleasing. I used to make myself finish a book if I started it, even if I really didn't like it. Don't do that any more and I have also been able to just let some things go and admit they are never going to get finished. Sorry to go on for so long, but I really feel if you are not having fun with it, don't beat yourself up over it. Go on to something else.

regan said...

Slap a binding on that 1930's quilt, and you can make a giant checkmark on that list! Woohoo! Then change that 11 to a 13, and relax, cuz you have a whole year to dream and ponder on the rest! :o)

And don't you just love getting family recipes! They're sure to be good ones.....so nice he's finally willing to share them! :o)

Patty ♣ said...

Of course your Christmas cactus bloomed Silly!!
I want to tell you that I am so put to shame by all that you accomplish! Relax and finish what you like!
Hope it is a wonderful 2013 for you!!

AnnieO said...

Turkey hash, eh? I hope it tastes great!

Had to laugh at your sidebar list being outdated. I think my list of what to work on changes weekly. A look back at 2012's quilts is a good idea--this has been a busy year for you again!

McIrish Annie said...

I loved your story of your rendezvous with Rudolf! LOL!

I can't even begin to think sbout 2013. Still trying to finish out 2012 without too many scrapes and bruises. it's been a tough one!

dianne said...

the eXMan's mother finally gave michael myson permission to tell me the secret to her chili being the very best chili on Earth (it's taken 40 years to get it out of her - ha ha ha!!!) ... mine still isn't as good as hers, but it is much, much closer...

p.s. - the secret is a SeƱor Gordon's spice packet ... there is something else missing, but i will probably never convince her to tell me what it is...

fancystitching said...

I SOOOO wimp out on the lists... I write mine on paper and post on the side of my file cabinet. I don't post the list on my blog because that adds pressure to work on something I might not really want to work on in the very-little-bit-of-sewing time I have. I can finish or not, mark off as I make progress, post pictures on my blog of finishes, but the ones not worked on... that is hidden from view of others. I probably don't take this seriously enough. I have given away a few UFOs or actually THROWN AWAY (only twice, when projects were deemed unfinishable and unusable by anyone else). It does get them off my shoulders and onto someone else's, if they want it.

Purple Pam said...

I am feeling the same way about my 2013 list. It will be the same as 2012 - make it a "Finish" year. I did make a dent in my list this year, but not as much as I had wanted to accomplish. But, something is better than nothing I guess!

Happy New Year