Well, Barbara @ Cat Patches has decided to be our 'Enabler in Chief' for a new year. What is NewFO? Well, you have permission and encouragement to start a new project - no pressures, no finish - just start something! And your choice of whether it is something new monthly, semi-monthly, or however you would like to work. Visit Barbara and see what I mean and then I am sure you can put together a list of NewFOs you would like to start in 2014.
I have decided I am going to skip the year long BOMs and QALs - Oh, I will still keep things updated with buttons on my sidebar as there may be something that interests others. But I have a collection of books that I JUST HAD TO HAVE and haven't touched.
You know the ones, usually it was the cover photo quilt that caught your eye. Well, I want to challenge myself to grab a book and make a quilt in it.
And that other shelf - it's time revisit some of these and others haven't been touched.
Yes, all those cross stitch books. I slipped away from this and really want to get back into a schedule of handwork. I have been stitching this month with my sewing machine off to the SPA - and it really has been a pleasure.
I bought this in the middle of the year and have been slowly gathering the materials and think all is in place for this to be a highlight piece in 2014.
And I need to dedicate time to learn this - setting time each week to learn a new step each month.
This arrived in the middle of our snow storm - now that's service!
2014 is going put this girl thru her paces. I am letting her sit for 24 hrs after her long, cold travels and then reading thru that thick manual and testing every part of her before putting her to work. No, I don't name my machines - they are either a him or her.
I will be taking part in the RSC14 to clear that bin of strings, I do like to particpate in some of those challenges, an occassional Hop, and the short term QALs do appeal to me. The Monthly Doll Quilt Swap group is always fun as well as the small 'friends' swap group (semi-monthy). And I have three quilt shows I plan to participate in, too. Sounds like a full year.