Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Checking In

I had two major sewing/quilting goals for 2011. I thought in the interest of full disclosure I should give you a quick update.

Goal #1: Finish some WIPs and UFOs. Here's a shot of my oldest living UFO. In truth, I wasn't even going to post about it since it really doesn't represent my style anymore (and the craftsmanship is terrible). But it is taking up so much of my time, I thought I'd give you a glimpse.

Long dead, and now resurrected UFO. It will get done, it will get done, it will get done.....

It is big. A Queen. And for some stupid reason, I decided to quit it myself. Lets just say that it is crooked, there are puckers and you can't look at it up close (I won't let you). Not if you have any quilting experience anyway. But I made this flimsy back in 2005 or 2006 and it needs to get done. And I'm giving it to my sister who loves traditional quilts and who may or may not have got married way back in September of 2009. 2009! I just have to quilt the border, bind and label this baby and she is done!

Goal #2: Fabric Diet/Use up Stash. It turns out I'm as bad at fabric diets as food diets. The first week I bought some Kona White to finish up my Colour Wheel Quilt. Never mind that I 'added' in a 1/2 yard of yummy Innocent Crush (I had to see it for myself) and found a new to me Canadian online shop that has Kona Cotton Solids for $7/yard.

Stalled progress on Colour Wheel Quilt. More Kona White just arrived...
Week 2 I resisted. But now we're in Week 3 and I had a major cave. I couldn't resist buying some new fabrics for my Spicing Up the Kitchen Partner. And my fellow Canadians know how it goes, right? I had to fill up the envelope to justify paying the shipping from the US. You understand, right? Right???

How are you doing with your resolutions? Are you like me...or can you stick with them? I'd love to hear!

6 comments:

myredbike said...

It's only responsible to fill up the envelope to justify shipping! I totally support you in that!

~Michelle~ said...

I think this post basically mirrors my goals & intentions... I too, have an old UFO that I'm not at all excited about (stupid Joanns brainwashed me into thinking I needed to buy their crappy fabrics when I took my first quilting class. I'm also wanting to finish old projects & try not to buy too many new fabrics. In short: I feel your pain!

~Michelle~ said...

lol - my recaptcha word was "cargibun" - trying to come up with a fun definition for that one, I think it would involve a librarian!

Poppyprint said...

Of course I understand. I did the exact same thing today, constantly checking back to the shipping rates while filling up my shopping cart. When I went $2 over the first purchase range into the next shipping rate, I thought, WTH, I'll just fill 'er up to the max on the next shipping rate! I'm excited to hear there is a Canadian ship with $7 Kona solids. I'll check it out!

Jo said...

I'm doing pretty well at sticking to my new year's resolutions, but I would never resolve anything as unrealistic as buying less fabric! Although my (crafting) resolutions list is so long that it has its own spot in the menu bar of my blog.

Darci said...

I sooo know. I have been terrible about fabric buying. I promised this last buy was the last for a long time due to the house and wanting the money for that and also I need to use my stash more too! I need to use ( and I am) my favorite fabrics to enjoy and not just stare at :)