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It's 10 days into the new year, and I just finished quilting and binding a Connecting Thread Cheep Talk quilt I started 3 years ago - wow, 1 down and 10 more to go.  I figure if I work on finishing one project a month I should get them all done, right?  Well, I just started a Hawaiian quilt block, one of 12 blocks that I will make for my own quilt which I promised myself this year.  Then there is a king-size quilt I have yet to start for DD (I did promise her a quilt 10 years ago). And the ongoing de-cluttering in my sewing room.  It's too darn cold to go out on the porch to check out my stash there, because I'm sure that's where all the backing fabrics were.

It's a good thing resolutions are not etched on rocks, otherwise I would bang my head on one if I can't get even half of the projects completed this year.  Oh yea - there's also the 30-year old quilt I have to finish by hand (bummer!)

So how's everyone doing on their quilting resolution so far?

By the way, the weatherman lied - it was supposed to be in the 40's here today, but it's well below 20's, and just finished snowing!  So another resolution broken - to go workout or least go for a walk every other day.

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Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on January 11, 2014 at 6:54pm
I'm like BJ ... Don't do resolutions. It's bad for my soul cuz I never get thru January much less the year. I may make the week but that's it. I do daily lists and it sure nice to see little check marks by the ones that got done. My first few are shower, dress and eat breakfast so I have three check marks first thing in the morning. Starts my day out pretty nicely. Hang in there on your project completion. There's no finish line and no cash award so no stress? Just have fun.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on January 11, 2014 at 2:49pm

I'm not much of one to do resolutions. I do have several projects to do and others to finish ... this year, or next, or???

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on January 11, 2014 at 9:26am

My resolution was (of course) to just keep chipping away at the old UFO list!  My downfall is retreats.  I always seem to start something new at a retreat, then it goes on the bottom of the UFO list.  I guess I'm too embarrassed to drag an old project to a retreat.

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on January 11, 2014 at 8:36am

So much for resolutions! But a promise is one thing - those I intend to honor.  So here I am, after breakfast, looking for the blocks I have started for DD's quilt, I may as well start hers first since 10 years is a long time to get started (DD did say she has forgotten all about the quilt, since she has already appropriated most of mine). 

Barbara, at the rate we start new projects and not finish them in time, I surely hope we all live way beyond the hundreds.

Have fun in doing what we love to do best - that is surely the best resolution!

Comment by Amanda Best on January 11, 2014 at 2:38am

My quilting resolutions are: to finish more things than I start, and to have something finished to take to show and tell each month for my quilt guild meeting. 

For everything else my resolution is to reduce stress and enjoy life more!

  I hope we all are able to make lots of progress this year! :)

Comment by Pam/NY on January 10, 2014 at 2:47pm

I'm all about finishing some quilt tops this year that I've purchased at garage sales or auctions. There's no point in buying more if I don't complete these first...unless it is a special one!!!

Comment by Gayle/La. on January 10, 2014 at 1:17pm
Love you and sorry that you are having a hard time finishing your projects. I have gotten 1of my UFOs finished so far and am now working on a 5for1 .....that is 5quilts to be finished as one project. I don't make resolutions but wanted to get any and all UFOs finished so I can look at more space for more stash so I am off and running. I hope Mother Nature will hurry and let you get back to keeping your resolutions.
Comment by Debra Miller on January 10, 2014 at 11:44am
Barbara Graham I love you! Lol
Comment by Barbara Graham on January 10, 2014 at 11:02am

I am working on the premise that people live until they finish everything--if that's the case, I'll live a very long time because I keep starting new ones.

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