Now I've got over that un-becoming but totally necessary bit of emotion, I can start to think about 2013 and what I want to do. Unsurprisingly, there's a list.
Anyone who has been with me for more than a year (I'm sure there are at least three of you...) will remember 2011, A Year of Hand Making. OK, so the lists were utterly insane, I had a baby in the middle of it all, and got married three months after that, and it all got a little, ahem, fraught at times, but I really did like having the push of a definite list of aims for each month. And so, while I'm going to keep the lists just a fraction more sensible this year, I'm aiming for another year of monthly lists.
I'm not going to plan my entire year in advance as I did in 2011, but rather one month at a time. I'll add each month's list to the master list at the beginning of each month, and add links as I finish projects off.
And so, without further ado, I give you January's (rather modest, since we're already a third of the way through it) list:
- Catch up with my lovely Brit Bee ladies' blocks
- Catch up with my equally lovely EEEP EPP Bee ladies' blocks
- Finish the HST quilt top that I actually finished once, but I am in the process of growing into a kingsize quilt (why do I do this to myself? Why?)
- Mend an old jumper of Teddy's that Jasper is actually going to grow out of without ever actually getting to wear it if I don't get into gear
- Cast on a sweater for Teddy. After some twitter advice I'm thinking about going for an Owlet.
Not too bad, right?
And then I thought, since I'm making a list anyway, maybe it was time to bite the bullet and join in with this year's Finish-along, ably hosted this year by the lovely Leanne.
Since the Finish-along runs in quarters, rather than months, I've had to force myself to think a little bit further ahead than the next three weeks, and have compiled a not-unambitious (given the complete absence of any free time in my life whatsoever) list of things to finish in Q1:
2. My 2012 Brit Bee quilt. Since it's my turn for round two in May, I think it would be rather marvellous to have the first quilt actually finished a little while before then
Finish the portholes quilt that I started back at the Fat Quarterly Retreat last year (yes, that's two iphone shots in bad light glued together. Sorry)
I think two whole big quilts and turning one set of blocks into a quilt, along with all the bee blocks and other little projects floating at the back of my mind at the moment, is more than enough to keep me busy for a couple of months, so I'm not going to make you laugh by adding in anything else.