If someone had told me on the 1st of September that by year end I would have finished 19 quilting projects and started a quilting blog... well, I don't know how I would have reacted exactly! But, life has a way of surprising a person. One thing I have learned in my 50+ years is that good things can come from bad. Every so often you get a wake-up call and all we can control in life is how we react. Easier said than done I know, but it helps to keep it in mind. Sometimes life really IS what you make it.
At any rate, here I am. A finisher after all these years. And, a blogger too. Who knew?
I read about Kelsey Sews 100 Day Hustle shortly after I decided it was time to start quilting again. Talk about perfect timing! I dusted off my UFO Collection, turned on my sewing machine for the 1st time in 3 years and set 20 ambitious goals. I'm proud to say that I finished 15 of them. I'm carrying over 3 goals to Q1 2013 - learn to FMQ, make 3 more stockings and finish my Four Patch and Friends quilt. The other 2 will wait until later in the year to be done. You can read more about my finishes on my 100 Day Hustle Progress page above.
Here is a mosaic of my fall finishes. 16 are UFOs and the other 3 are projects that I started and finished this fall. You can see details including date started, pattern and size about each quilt on my Finished Quilts 2012 page above.
I'll be posting soon about my goals for 2013 and how I'm going to get my UFO Collection under control. As I've written before - I love Mondays, the 1st day of a new month and I am absolutely giddy about the start of a new year. It's time for New Year's Resolutions where ALL things are possible! It's going to be a BIG week ahead...