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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, January 3, 2014

January Goals - Something Old, Something New

Never too hot to Stitch!
Lynne's hosting "Something Old, Something New" this year, and I think this approach to moving UFOs along while getting a taste of something fresh can work around my thesis focus for the next two terms.

My goal posts may be boring for the next few months! Nothing like the fun assortments of projects last year.

So, here are my January goals:



THESIS!~  

Yay for the prospectus being accepted. Now finish reviewing recent publishings that touch my topic and get Chapter 1 submitted to Dr. Biggs before month's end.
 
(still have to read pretty much half of that right-hand pile)




SOMETHING OLD~

On mornings that I wake up in time, I can work for one hour on my Double Wedding Ring that I started in August. I need to piece its backing, get it pin-basted, and this month get the outer edge secured and try to get half the arcs ditched to stabilize the overall piece.  (I quilt on a table-top domestic machine.) I really, REALLY want to have this quilt completed by our 25th anniversary on August 20th.




On Sunday mornings I will still let myself have a few minutes to a few hours (depending on family activities) to work on the BOMs I use for each week of the month.  Right now that's Ruffled Roses; Hello, Moon; Holiday Tidings; and Kelly's Strolling the Block. All but Hello, Moon are long-term UFOs.



SOMETHING NEW~

Well, I'll have to fit rather loosely into Lynne's intentions on this category, as I don't have the luxury of any time to learn new techniques. But on the few days when I may be able to sneak in some additional sewing time later in the day after thesis work, I'll use this for my NewFO ventures. This month that will be piecework on my String of Pearls kit.





HAND STATION~

I anticipate getting to work in 20 minutes or so a few evenings each week for hand-work. We enjoy eating our dinner at the TV catching whatever series we're watching on DVD, so whatever's left of the 45 minutes after I eat my food, I'll work on labels for the 2 Kelly quilts I need to mail out and then work on blocks for my Affairs of the Heart. I got this "kit" 3 years ago as a BOM, and have only made 2 blocks to this point!





And that's it for January's projects-to-choose-from list! Not one of these projects will be finished this month, or even next, but the forward movement is all I'm looking for until the thesis is finished.

12 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Good luck with your stack of books! We both have big anniversaries coming up... we will celebrate 30 years in June. Seems crazy to think about that.

Lynne said...

Wow! So much going on! Just as well you had that great cruise to relax you! What are you studying and what is the topic of your thesis?

Anonymous said...

You are a great manager of time! I love your double wedding ring, fabric choices. What pattern are you using? A short cut method or the traditional template longer process? Thanks for sharing, it's beautiful!
Susan Pittsburgh, PA

Sharon said...

Good goals! Love that wedding ring quilt, and the string of pearls looks like a fun one to piece

newsurfiegirl said...

Good luck with your thesis and your goals in January!

Dana Gaffney said...

Good to see you have scheduled sewing, what a great way to relax and let your mind sort through everything you're cramming into it.

Judy said...

Best wishes on your quilt finishes and meeting your goals!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, dear Lynette, your structured use of time is remarkable! Good luck with that list you have, including your thesis!

Sandra C

Carrie P. said...

Whew! that is a stack of books. Good luck with your thesis and enjoy your time quilting. Happy New Year.

Moneik said...

Good luck with your thesis. I'm starting my last class of my masters degree today. I can't wait for March 23rd to get here!

FlourishingPalms said...

Your sewing goals don't have to knock the socks off everyone who's following you! But your thesis does! :-) Keep the slow and steady pace of your projects just as you wish. Carolyn Friedlander calls that "slow sewing" and it's a worthy ambition for all of us. My best to you as you achieve your goals at the pace they're meant to be.

Sandy said...

Wow you have so much going on, but such an orderly way of doing it all. I need to organize my time better, that's for sure!