Happy New Year Everyone!
I've been thinking about what my goals are for this coming year and the list has grown. First on the list are those infamous UFOs that everyone seems to collect. Obviously my main UFO is my first quilt that I showed you in my previous post. I'm actually looking forward to getting it finished. the other UFOs that I have are as follows:
Hawaiian appliqué pillow – do the hand quilting
Gloria Loughman workshop – Layer by Layer piece
Gloria Loughman workshop – Colour is Magic piece
I'm not sure when I will get these 4 items done nor in what order, but the goal will be to get them completed sometime in 2009. The reason why I haven't put concrete deadlines to these projects is that I have some new projects that have some real deadlines that I will have to meet. So here are my new projects for 2009:
Jan – workshop Luminous Diamonds quilt
Jan – workshop Falling splendor quilt
March – Dragon quilt wall hanging for a birthday if possible otherwise it becomes a Christmas present
March – 2 maple leaves for International Fiber Collaborative project "Interdependence"
April – Quilt Guild challenge
May – Baby quilt
June – Leaf lap quilt for Anna at work
Christmas present – Turquoise and brown lap quilt
Christmas present – Flower garden lap quilt in purples
Christmas present – Flower garden lap quilt in blues
Christmas presents – Origami Stars and quilted birds (assorted)
any time – Bird of Paradise Harmonic Convergence wall hanging (for me to hang in my office)
any time – One block wonder quilt ( I already have the fabric and am curious as to how this will turn out)
So as you can see it looks like it's going to be a busy year and who knows what I'm going to see during the year that I'm going to want to try.
Finally as a review this is what I have accomplished this past year:
May – Hawaiian table runner and place mats (completed)
May – Hawaiian appliqué pillow (appliqué completed, quilting to be done)
Sep – started blog
Oct – Leaf lap quilt (completed)
Dec – Curious Kitties lap quilt (completed)
Dec – Oriental Mosaic lap quilt (completed)
Dec – Oriental Harmony lap quilt (completed – similar in design to Oriental Mosaic)
Dec – Gloria Loughman workshop – Layer by Layer piece (started)
Dec – Gloria Loughman workshop – Colour is Magic piece (started)
When I look at this list I'm very pleased with what I've been able to accomplish considering that a year ago today I was waiting to go for carpal tunnel surgery on the 10th of January. Then I was in for a good 6 months of serious physiotherapy and rehab because the surgery did not go well. I'm please to say that I have about 95% use of my right hand which is amazing considering I probably only had about 30% use after the surgery. So I'm looking forward to a creative and productive 2009.