First of all, I wish everybody a wonderful New Year from our family to yours!
May 2013 be kind to you.
|The Caulkins Family - Thanksgiving 2012, newly at home in Colorado|
Yes, we are Big Bang Theory fans. ;D
2012 was extremely busy for us, with a major move, masters work for me, and changes in the family constellation. Still managed to finish a decent line-up of quilts. Which makes me smile. :)
In 2011 I had organized my UFOs and got myself launched on a productive cycle of finishes. With the 2012 move, I itemized every single untouched kit that had found hidey-holes in our old home. That list makes my eyes pop every time I see it, but it's going to be a fun adventure working through everything. And I will finish each and every one. Just give me a little time. ;D If you're morbidly curious, it's all on my Horizons tab.
So I'll be continuing to host BOMs Away and participate in the WIP, UFO, and Finish link-ups that keep my motivation rolling even when the mojo is running low. I got the final row cut and fused for that bugaboo seasonal quilt I worked on after Christmas, so it's all lovingly packed up to be blanket-stitched next holiday time.
Today it's back to business with a fresh air, and I'm joining in on Carrie's 2013 program with the cutest button:
and Shanna and Melissa's Lovely Year of Finishes:
and Lynne's Year of the Finished Project:
Marissa's Moment - needs the final bunch of FMQ, binding, and the label. This one has had several stall points - design, diagonal attachment, quilting. Quilting it was the biggest stall as I did not have the skills yet for the FMQ I wanted to do. Then, of course, the complicated double move cross-country sidelined this project for many months.
Heather's Geometric - actually Heather's first quilt. I taught her how to attach the binding yesterday and now we just need to stitch it down. Perfect excuse for movie time together before she goes back to school on the 12th! This one stalls frequently as she's at college and it only gets worked on when she's home. Lost the whole summer as it was in storage during the moves.
Hawaiian Etude - still hand quilting. Two reasons this is more a UFO than a WIP: 1) All those 3/8" rows take TIME! lol 2) Since this lives at my hand-stitching station, it gets bumped any time there's a binding to stitch down or Dear Jane hand work needs doing.
Let's see if I can get two of these completely knocked off this month. :D
None of these is appropriate for a gift quilt I need for a cool young man who loves our family. So I'll be rustling up whatever help I can get from kids still here on break for a few days to see if we can piece together a houndstooth top from the stash by week's end.