My Christmas break from work is usually fairly productive - this break though I was away from home visiting DD1 & husband, so that did have an impact on what I could achieve.
I wrote a list - always very motivating - and as at the end of my Annual Leave, this is how it looks:
Another item was to make a block for the Quilts of Hope project - I picked up fabrics at the last Craft Alive show - you can just make one block using the fabrics supplied. The theme for this year is "Future Stars".
Most of the list is "make progress on" so no photos of the other projects. But I did put all the blocks that I have made so far for a project together, updated my diary(ies), finished tracing the blocks for the No Fuss Stitch-a-Long as well a few "domestic" chores that had been waiting.
Only 2 items left - and they were both a bit ambitious considering the other things happening.
As well as this list, I have another list of 12 things that I am aiming to achieve by the end of the year. De - in my Sunday Stitchers group suggested this idea. We each have listed 12 "things" - they could be projects to finish - projects to make a start on - blocks for a quilt - anything you like - the aim is encouragement - not harassment..
I kept my list pretty simple - no point in putting in things that need too much work.
This is my list:
The plan is that at our next meeting - January 21st - we will bring along what we did on the project we listed as #2.
#2 is this - a quilt from a class I attended to help me learn how to use the quilt patterns that are built into that new monster machine I bought...I learnt a lot - still need practising in starting in the right place - and there is one block with the pattern going the wrong way - all part of the learning curve!
This is a close up of the design that we used.
From 8th January to the 22nd January, I am on Personal (Sick) Leave. I have to have a small operation on my right index finger....so although I won't be at work.(yay)....I can't use my hand much....so no sewing...only left hand typing....this could be a bit boring - but I do have a pile of magazines, patterns and paperwork to go through and DVDs and Foxtel and Netflix....Can't wait for those 2 weeks to be over though....
I'll be making the most of my last few hours of sewing time and joining in with FNWF.