Saturday, January 5, 2013

Nothing But UFO's in 2013

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and that 2013 so far has treated you well. This side of the planet, tropical cyclone 'Dumile' paid us a visit, but it was never a threat. I have more about 'Dumile' here.
Do you make New Year's resolutions? Do I make New Year's resolutions? No, never! Because they last not more than 3-4 weeks, so there's no point.
Ever since before Christmas the only (almost!) thing I can think of, are my UFO's! Resolutions or not; I do want to finish as many as possible. My sewing machine and I have taken a break from quilting over the Holidays and in about one week my sewing machine has to go to the dealer for service. I hope that won't take too long, because I know I will be eager to start sewing again after - then - 4-5 weeks 'holiday'.
Carrie over at 'A passion for Applique' is hosting 'Nothing but UFO's in 2013'. You will also find all the info by clicking on link.
If you want to finish at least three of your UFO's this year - come and join!

My oldest UFO is the 'Colorado Star' quilt, the second one for our couches. The first one was finished back in April 2012 - you can see it here.

The second UFO I want to finish, is the NYB QAL It started March 2012. I decided to make 4 blocks of each pattern... PHEW! I must confess I got fed up with them and tucked them away - didn't even want to see them - LOL! I don't have many left to do.

This is also a project I started early in 2012. The plan is to make a baby quilt, but didn't have enough fabric to proceed at that time. I had to buy more and when I finally got it, I was again occupied with other projects and the HST- blocks were tucked away.

Since my sewing machine has to go in for service later this month, there's no chance I can sew. Therefore - when the Christmas decorations are packed away - my goal for January is to start sandwiching the 'Colorado Star' quilt. I have batting and backing, so it is just to get going - but not until next week. :) I don't think I will be able to finish it this month, it all depends on when I'll get my sewing machine back so that I can do the quilting.


Hilachas said...

Those are 3 lovely UFOs, Astrid. They look so interesting and I can't wait to see which one you finish first.

Rosemary said...

Your projects are so pretty! I hope you do finish them. I just might join that UFO 2013 group. I'm so glad you wrote about it. Hope you get your sewing machine back soon. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Karen said...

Happy New Year to you too and I wish you luck with your UFOs!

Quiltefia said...

Hei og godt nyttår!! Bra mål å gjøre ferdig!! Det er flotte ting du har liggende som fortjener å bli gjort ferdig. Men min erfaring er at innimellom er det ting som ikke det er noen krise at aldri blir ferdig. Lykke til i allefall . God helg! Anne Kari :-)

Anonymous said...

Astrid dear...such lovely UFO's...wishing you a splendid time finishing up all your UFO's in a jiffy.


PJs Lapperier said...

Gott Nytt År!
Lycka till med dina UFOn.
Här blir det ingenting sytt.
Hela syrummet är nerpackat i kartonger.
Vi avseglar i sommar mot Kanarieöarna :o)

Carrie P. said...

Hi, So glad you are joining in the challenge to get some UFOs done this year. Maybe you won't have to wait to long for your machine to come back home.

InGa said...

Hei, og godt Nytt År. :-)
Bra at stormen gikk utenom...
God idé med å gjöre ferdig UFO's. Jeg har et par selv også....
Men ikke så fine og vanskelig som dine. Lykke til med utfordringen.
Klem fra Skåne.