Yesterday I wrote about my worries on having too many projects. These past days I’ve been working on organising and planing, trying to figure out a way to keep track of all the projects I have. I wrote down a list of everything I have stored in boxes and drawers and it turns out I have 33 WIPs, between patchwork and embroidery projects (3). Some of them are only ideas with a pattern and/or fabric, but no action taken (for ex., I have a Frivol box to sew together, but there it’s, untouched). But 20 of them are already begun projects.
I think this says it all about what my goals this year should be. I’m not going to make a list like last year, just point out general ideas and some specific projects:
I need to get to know my new machine. I know this will take time, and lots and trial and error until feeling comfortable with it. It’s difficult to measure that, but depending on how well I’m doing I’ll be faster or slower on…
…on “finishing”. I need / want to finish things. This year I would like to have more finishes than beginnings, meaning a reduction on my WIP list. I don’t dare to set a number, as most of them are pretty big quilts. Just to end the year with less WIPs will be enough.
And that taking into account that I decided to join two quilt-alongs. One is the Tula Pink’s City Sampler QAL run by Gnome Angel (the #100blocks100days challenge), and the other is a BoM run by the Modern PatCHquilt called “Swiss beauty”. 12 blocks, one per month, should be doable. And the Project of the Month by Cotton&Color, that is running again under the title “Create your home”.
Making progress on my Stars-quilt. Firstly I need to finish the quilt from the EPPparty, but after that (deadline on July), I want to start working regularly on it again.
Finishing the two big knitting projects I have from last year (the Speckle and Pop MKAL and this pullover), and three smaller projects (two cowls and a pair of mittens). I want to keep the knitting list of WIPs as short as possible.
I know that I will participate in courses, unexpected QALs or KALs, but it’s nice to have some pre-drawn map, isn’t it? And I have the blog to keep myself on track! Speaking of which, I will continue to post here and there my finished blocks or quilts, and combining it with my Instagram or Twitter account for those challenges that require so.
Looking forward to all the sewing and crafting this 2018 may bring, Happy New Year!