Monday, January 9, 2012

Still working on fixing that quilt...

Tonight (last night technically, I guess) I worked on my friend's quilt. I quilted half of it before I needed to go do some other work. I should be able to finish it tomorrow night and then send it back to her later this week with some scrapbooking goodies that I just won't use.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year! Same Projects!

I'm not big on New Year's resolutions. It's not that I don't think making goals or looking back at life is bad, I just think there's a stigma around New Year's and pressure to make resolutions and then it's ok to forget about them around mid-March.

I actually have a job and team structure where we do look back at what we've accomplished in the past two weeks and where we could improve. I think we (society) should do this more than once a year.

Be that as it may, I'm at a turning point in my personal life and at a hurdle that I just can't seem to get over by myself. I've realized that part of that hurdle may be my weight and the amount that I work. I had lost over 30 pounds at one point, but I've put back on about 20 of that. My weight had never really affected me previously but now I'm sure it's part of my current problem. So it's time to change something. With work, I know that I've been working hard, but this week was the cherry on the top. I'd been better about working closer to the 40 hour mark instead of the 50 but this last week I logged 56 hours. And I can feel it! The thing that's crazy is that I really like my job. It's had its twists and turns this year, but I like what I'm doing and I believe in it.

So my New Year's resolutions are:
1. Work the Weight Watchers plan, do more Jazzercise and be accountable.
2. Work less, leave my laptop at work (when weather will not affect me getting to work).
3. Quilt more (thus the reason I'm writing about it here) and write about it.

My project list hasn't changed much. Not because I've not been quilting this year, but because I'm still working on large projects and I added a few without completing any. I even started a hand-quilting project!

So off the top of my head, here are the projects I have, in the order I'd like to complete them:
1. Finish repairing my friend's quilt. (partly quilted)
2. Finish hand-applique project. (mostly finished)
3. Finish Christmas table runner. (partially pieced)
4. Finish Fall table runner. (Pinned)
5. Finish twister project. (Pieced)
6. Finish Star project. (Pieced)

Not to mention the hand projects that will sustain me through TV, movies, the super bowl, roadtrips and snowy weekend days:
1. Turning Twenty Binding.
2. 30's Quilt Hand Quilting
3. BOM Hand Applique

I have tons other projects I want to do, but this is what is started and not yet completed. So there it is; some very aggressive quilting goals. But I'm going to be working less right???