Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 - Can It Be?

Looks like the world didn't end, so I better get sewing again!  I spent my entire holiday away from my sewing machine, so I'm in the mood to get back at it.  Did you have time to sew over the holidays?  Or were you spending your free time with loved ones, going to movies, eating, eating, eating...?

Time to turn the page from holiday gorging and lazing around to healthier and more productive pursuits (o.k. you got me - I'm trying to psych myself into eating less and working out by repeating healthy mantras!)  I'll let you know if it works!

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite projects that I finished in 2012:  

It's kind of nice to look back and see that I actually finished a number of projects!  I do, of course, have quite a few works in progress that need to be wrapped up.  My 2013 hit list includes:

     1.  Quilt Improv Top
     2.  Quilt Scrappy Mod Mosaic Top
     3.  Finish ABC Top and have it quilted (way to big for me!)
     4.  Finish Tokyo Subway Map Top and decide about quilting
     5.  Finish 4x5 Teal and Orange Sampler Top and decide about quilting
     6.  Finish Scrappy String Block Top and decide about quilting

I have promised myself, once again, that I will not join so many bees and swaps.  I have a bee and a round robbin in progress that I enjoy and I did just sign up for the next round of the 4x5 Bee, but that's it!  Time to complete some of those aforementioned WIPs and also to begin some new projects that I have my eye on.  I'm not good at New Year's resolutions and clearly I have issues with self-restraint when it comes to bees and swaps - however, I'm gonna try to put my money where my mouth is or something like that!  I also should think about self-restraint when it comes to fabric purchases.  I believe I have entered the questionable area between collecting and hoarding...

What about you?  Do you have WIPs to finish?  Are you going to dive into more bees and swaps or work on your own projects?  What are you thinking about creating in 2013?  I'd love to hear your ideas.

Aaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.


  1. Trying to resist another round of 4x5, as I swore off joining swaps. I can feel myself weakening on joining in the scrappy tripalong, though.

    Your fave projects look great! Hoping to have more finished projects this year, starting with Antonio's quilt.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Great finishes Kathleen!

    I hear you on the collecting v. hoarding thing....there's just so much *potential* in every fabric! lol