i really like what jo is doing over in her corner of blogland. i, too, feel the urge, in my sudden need for order and getting things done, to have some kind of master list to manage my creative endeavors this year. but whoa! have you seen her list? just looking at it makes my head spin. so my list will be a bit smaller in the hopes that i can accomplish everything on it. and really, it's actually more of a "what ara jane wants to accomplish this year" list, with only few specifics. so here goes!
- finish my september [cough cough] quilt for the do. good stitches bee. i have the backing fabric, binding, and the finished quilt top sitting around, now i just need the energy to put it all together. also, the heat is really on to finish this soon since it looks like march is my turn again for quilting. yikes!
- finish the quilt for my now not-so-new nephew.
- finish my mini-quilt project that i was so excited about last year. (see above photo for this project on my sad little "design wall".)
- make my own sewing machine cover. why do i not have one already? poor, dusty sewing machine.
- make my very own baby quilt (i'll get started on this once i learn the sex of this little peanut inside of me.)
- once and for all learn to sew clothing, starting with baby clothes. baby clothes!
- seriously, i will learn to embroider this year. i swear i will. in fact, i just today signed up for a crewel class at assemble next weekend. yay for crewel!
- finish knitting the cutest little baby hat that i started pretty much the second i learned i was pregnant.
- send off all my bee blocks on time. i've been good so far, but gosh darn it, i don't want to fall behind!
- make a table runner. i've been dreaming about having a handmade one for quite a while.
- make a cute little dishmat (ala this one from r0ssie). i always seem to have some kind of bunched up, sad towel on my counter for my drying dishes, and i've wanted something just a bit more lovely and stylish, not to mention, practical.
- fix up my little sewing nook (see above for current set up... i am ashamed to admit that my fabric is stacked on top of a box spring with a sheet draped over it and that i've been too lazy to just get rid of that box spring). i'm currently sewing in the back sun room on our main floor, but am considering moving everything upstairs to what is currently my "office" i.e. the place where i pile up a bunch a papers but never actually spend any time in, thus making it an actually useful space. question to the mothers out there: do you think it's best to have your sewing space separate from the family area (what with keeping sharp objects and such out of reach) or is it best to be set up in a main living space where all the action is? having no experience here i'm not sure what the best thing will be once the baby comes and once that baby turns into a toddler.
- quilt quilt quilt!
- sew sew sew!
- knit knit knit!
- and, you know, all the other gifts and inspiration and various projects that will invariably pop up along the way.
yup, that's a pretty good list to get me started.
blocks for december do. good stitches. mailed off in the nick of time to melanie at texas freckles. what a fun block to make!