Thursday, August 09, 2012

"Quilty Resolutions"

On New Year's Day 2012, the intrepid Sandy posted a suggestion on her blog, Quilting for the Rest of Us.  She suggested that it might be an idea to have specifically quilt-related resolutions going into 2012.  I decided to join the participants in this little project.

Well, now.  Hmmmmm.  It's well-past the half-way point of the year, and psychologically for many of us, the real New Year begins in September with the start of the school year (even if we're a) no longer in school and/or b) no longer parents -- or never were parents -- of school-aged children.  (That said, my son is returning to school on his own ticket this fall to get a Digital Media diploma.  Does that count? :-) )

So...where am I with my QRs?  Heck, what were they?!  I just so happen to have the list handy...

  1. Something New I Will Try:  I elected to play with bleach discharge on fabric.  As my kids would say, "Epic fail!"  So much so that I didn't even post about it in this space -- or anywhere else for that matter.  The problem?  Turns out the beautiful dark blue jeans I rescued from the thrift shop (broken zipper) weren't 100% cotton.  They were 86% cotton, 13% polyester and 1% Spandex.  Sigh.  Nothing discharged.  Nada. Zip. Zilch.  And as I don't have any 100% cotton denim I'm prepared to surrender, I'll have to get another pair out of the thrift shop before I try this again.
  2. The Project I've Always Wanted to Do: I won't elaborate on this here, as it's a gift for someone who might just read this blog, but suffice to say, I haven't started it yet!
  3. The One UFO I'm Committed to Finishing: a top that I'm hand-quilting -- sometimes hooped, sometimes free-hand, as the mood strikes.  I've made a bit of progress on it since January, but with the heat of the summer days, have done nothing on it for a good three months.  Definitely a "must get to" in September to finish it by the end of this year!  I have however been finishing some art pieces and working steadily on my C& stay tuned for a 'Finished' post very shortly!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Good on you, oh wise one. I too am trying to do new and uncompleted q projects. Today I added eyes to something that have needed them, for over a year.

I liked your entry yesterday, but when I tried to copy the letters and numbers, I had no luck. Wisdom seems to come with grey hair, or at least some years.