05 January 2013

a lovely year of finishes

in keeping with my theme of getting my ufo list down I'm joining Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs  in "A Lovely Year of Finishes".

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A Lovely Year of Finishes is about getting one project finished each month for 12 months which I'm hoping will help me keep on track !

The flickr group has 216 members already so it seems like everyone really wants to get their ufos done this year !

I really like the monthly timetable and also their definition of a project which will help me get my little projects done !

This is their "project" definition:
A project can be what you have going on.  We are all at different sewing levels, and we so love learning from one another. Sometimes it’s finishing up all the swap commitments you have on your plate. Sometimes it’s putting together quilt tops from all those blocks you have had sitting in the corner for, ohhh, more than a year. Sometimes it will be quilting and binding a complete quilt! This is the perfect opportunity to get those projects done.

My project for January 2013 is to get the baby capsule/pram cover done for baby Lucy - I made the top in mid October last year and I've actually started quilting it but haven't worked on it since November - I'm thinking that it should be an achievable project !

not sure why I can't get this photo to rotate but you get the idea!

I'm also hoping determined to get some unfinished and overdue swap blocks done this month.

I have 5 overdue blocks in the Star of Africa swap, the September block still to be done for the Long Distance Quilting Bee, and I'm behind with two blocks in the Design Camp swap.

its Saturday morning so I'm off to the sewing room to make a start on these projects !

hope you have a great weekend  :)

Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal Setting Party!


  1. That's a great pattern. Good luck with your lovely finish for January!

  2. You are a bit behind Leanne on your blocks but I think we all are! I struggle thinking of something to do sometimes and that's what really holds me up.

    Keep going I know you can do it!

  3. "Year of finishes" that sounds like a great ideal, but I just don't think I have the willpower!


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