Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Plans for 2014 and a McKenna Ryan Self Help Group

I had great plans for 2013... I linked up with Sew It's Finished and Aunt Marti's challenge to do 13 quilts in 2013.  It went well...until the end of October and then I just dropped the ball - perhaps the impending deadline of Christmas...perhaps just got over it - or was snowballed under it?? - or I discovered Candy Crush (NOTE:  If you haven't started on it - DON'T!!! - what a time waster!)
So, already for 2014 I had a few ideas...and now I also have a backlog from this year

My preliminary list for 2014 goes something like this:

Left overs from 2013

  • Donna's Dreaming (top finished - to be quilted)
  • Stitcher's Garden (top finished - to be quilted)
  • Best Friends (top finished - to be quilted)
  • My Town (from Homespun) - 4 blocks to finish and then put together and quilt
  • I Spy - group blocks to be put together and quilted
  • Christmas Table Runner (pattern given to me last Christmas...maybe 2014 Christmas on the table???)
  • French Connection (1 block to stitch, put together & quilt)
The "to be quilted" may not be such a problem - if I get them done professionally - all I have to do then is bind and I don't mind that)

New things....
  • QQ Challenge
  • Mrs Beasleys Sampler
  • RQ Best Friends Forever BOM
  • Fiona's Framed Hexagons 
  • Green Sashiko blocks done - put together & quilt
  • McKenna Ryan - Sea Breeze - blocks are done - to be put together & quilted
  • Row Quilt for Sunday Stitchers
  • Stitch-A-Long...if it happens
And I decided to do:
  • North Pole

That might be feasible - if I don't sleep - or if I can give up work - both unlikely scenarios for now...so realistically - may not happen...and its unlikely that I wont find other things to add to the list . . . 

One of the reasons I have barred my soul over this....I plan to start a McKenna Ryan "Self-Help. Motivating ...etc" group blog.  A bit like Sew Its Finished, where you can post your plans and progress for a MR project.  i am sure a lot of us have started a MR project and then put it aside or have a hankering to do one, so this might help get you going.
I'll do another post when I have it up and running - maybe between Christmas & New Year and anyone who wants to join in can do so. - put your thinking caps on - start planning....or just comment if you are interested.


7 comments:

  1. Even now that I'm retired I stil fnd that I try to put too many things on my 'to do' list, Susan...not just in craft projects but in gardening and housework lists too!

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  2. Oh Susan, Candy Crush is evil - I had to go cold turkey...Helen and Teresa put me onto it - bad, very bad...
    I have had a McKenna ryan wall hanging siting on my shelf for years...always wanted to do it but am a bit nervous about starting it...I have not done much raw edge applique...is that the way you did yours....I would love to see it...might even join in your MR group..although I will probably need more patterns..lol (NOT)..
    So trying to be more behaved next year - using what I have bought and stop buying what I think I need (which is always everything)...
    Do you have any photos on your blog of your MR blocks? Cya

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  3. What a list... but getting as far as October is a great success so don't worry that the wheels fell off and you need the Candy Crush rehab centre!! I will watch the mcKenna Ryan's... will not be tempted... will not be tempted....

    Hugz

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  4. Oh that candy crush,now what you mean,boy that was a big list.xx

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  5. Well you've certainly got a bit of 'to be quilted' going on there! I love Candy Crush but as I can't sew at night time I try to Candy Crush at night instead that way it doesn't interfere with my sewing time!

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  6. That is some list. Looking forward to your updates next year. xx debbie

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  7. So many I know are hooked on Candy Crush...I keep away from it all together. It must be a little bit like Tetris I suspect. MR projects are beauties. Good luck with your group. I'll watch from the sidelines. Good Luck! Sandi

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