Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Goal Setting and December NewFO

Happy New Year to everyone!

I'm taking today off and then it is going to get ugly. Back to work tomorrow and it will be time to get serious about a few things. Like eating less sugar, more vegetables, and actually exercising once in a while. I have some poorly defined plans but I'm not going to think about those until tomorrow. My lunch break at work should be plenty of time for drafting "resolutions."

I'm participating in a Lovely Year of Finishes and the 2014 NewFO Challenge,  (links on the right sidebar) and my own Project 144. Here is what I have planned for January.

2013 NewFO Challenge

My December NewFO was the Disappearing Nine Patch Train Quilt from my previous post. I have seven out of twenty blocks made for this quilt.

Lovely Year of Finishes

 I want to finish making all the blocks for the Disappearing Nine Patch train quilt. A bonus would be stitching the top together and ending the month with a flimsy.

Project 144

I fiddled around with robot building like I had planned. Astrid and I spent an hour in the basement learning to build circuits last week. I ordered a book on Beginner Robot Building and read the first few chapters. I didn't get a chance to work on my confessor's dress. My January Goal is to make this skirt out of brown suedecloth.

This should really be a one day project once I figure out a pattern. In February I plan to systematically go through all of our garb and figure out what to keep, what to get rid of, and what I need to make to get us through a week at Rag. We've got less than six months and I'm going to refuse to take unfinished projects with me, so I've got to get cracking on this.

2014 NewFO

My plans for my January NewFO are simple - I want to make one block from my mini block quilt. I'll make a few if I have time, but realistically, just one block.

And Finally 

I would like to finish quilting this quilt and get it bound and labelled.

Yep, I think that is enough to keep me busy this month. What are your plans for January?


  1. What a great skirt! Looks like you'll be busy through the snowy season :)

  2. That train fabric is super cute. Keep busy this month :)

  3. That's going to be a pretty NewFO. All your projects are looking great!

  4. All you projects are great. Where did you get the drawing for that skirt - it's awesome!!!