Friday, November 21, 2014

Better than I thought!

Here I was on Monday, bemoaning the fact that I was going to fall well short of finishing my designated 12 UFOs in 2014.  (sigh)

Now I know why.

I was so down on myself that I was ready to write off 2014 and started thinking about my goals for 2015.  But first, I needed to bring my record up to date -- a project list I began in 2012.  Realizing that a number of unfinished projects on that list are now completed quilts or at least finished tops, I decided to review my older blog posts so that I could enter completion dates and details about where they are now.

Here's the GOOD NEWS!  (Trumpets, please ....)

Since I began my blog in October 2013, I have completed 24 tops.  Ten were started and finished in that time.  Eight have been quilted.  Four tops went to the guild's charity program.  I have plans to finish at least one more top before year's end.  Bear in mind that, to me, "finished" is when the top is completed and packaged with its back and binding, waiting for a reason to get quilted (or when the checkbook says it's OK to pay).

This just proves to me that a list is just that -- it's good to set goals, but they need to be flexible.  Quilting is supposed to be a pleasure for me and I get a lot more done when I'm working on what gives me pleasure at the moment.

I didn't finish all 12 because ... I made 24, instead.....

I think that's worthy of a whoop-whoop, so I'm sharing with readers of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. 


  1. Twenty-four! Wow. Congratulations! That's very impressive. True story--I keep my projects on a spreadsheet so I know just what is going on with all of them. And it's always better to work on something fun! Congrats again.

    1. My list is on a spreadsheet, too. Are we OCD? Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You should be proud of yourself regardless of how many or how few check marks you made this year. If I did that personally, I wouldn't have the desire to make quilts.

    1. Just a case of not seeing the forest for the trees.

  3. Great job, Libby! I just finished the binding on one I started in 2006, more off my list (if I ever got around to making it. Haha! Sharon in Frankin


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