Saturday, September 20, 2008

Finn's New Year Challenge, Updated.

So, yesterday evening I was sitting at my sewing machine and my youngest children (ages 4 and 9) approached me... concerning in itself because they were supposed to be long in bed.

Anyhow, they wanted to petition me to get their Christmas quilts (which I promised them last Christmas) before Christmas this year! Oops, these weren't even on my Challenge list!

Well, what could I do? Plus I promised myself no more than 10 UFO's (ever since my Lost-Everything-In-The-Move disaster! Again see previous post.)

So I've rearranged my priorities! Here is my revised list of Challenge projects to have finished by the New Year!


  1. My (Very) First Quilt (Ever) - This is one of my UFOMs (see previous post). This is a promise to myself.
  2. Ina's Christmas Quilt - This is a gift I promised my husband I would make for his mother.
  3. Kayleigh's Christmas Quilt - My oldest child. Can't finish the younger one's quilt and not hers. It's in shades of blue -- her latest greatest color.
  4. Cricket's Christmas Quilt - I actually have two in the works for her because she changes her mind so often, but I'm finishing the one that is the most complete.
  5. Cameron's Christmas Quilt - He's just a little guy and fortunately it's a little quilt.
  6. Botanical Shop Hop Quilt - This will be the first bed-sized (or any other sized quilt) that I will finish that won't be given away. All my quilts seem to go to friends, family or charity. My husband made an off-hand remark to a friend a few months back that we never get to enjoy any of the quilts I make. I never even knew he thought about it.
  7. Lastly, the Old Tobacco Road - Because I love it SO much! And because I promised myself I wouldn't start anything new until I've finished up more of my UFOs. But then Bonnie had her Mystery and I couldn't help myself. But this one I am only planning on finishing the top. I will quilt it in the new year!
So the only thing I will work on outside of the above items are my swap obligations.

I will not take on any new projects, I will not take on any new projects, I will not take on any new projects...

7 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

you can do it! and your family will be all snug as bugs in a rug before Christmas this year! :-)

Tricia said...

Have to laugh just a little, because, I think I might have to revisit my list also....I just keep finding things I started, that seriously need to be done and finished up! At least my children (just 4 of them all married with spouses...:)) have forgotten about their Christmas quilts, started...I am not confessing that one...ggg. Good luck, I will be following your progress...you can do it...one UFO at a time!
hugs
tricia

belinda said...

ooooo....i love all of these!! thanks for flattering me with all the flattering talk....you must stop it....my head might swell! stop by again....( and flatter me some more )

Sharon said...

Good Luck! I know I have trouble finishing projects - it's more exciting to start something new. You've taken on a quite a load there, depending on what state of "finished" each of these are in, but you can do it! I'll be rooting for you! ...and trying to finish mine too!

Fiesta said...

Dionne, limit yourself to 3 hours of sleep and you will get it all done. ( Just kidding) wish I were closer and I would help you.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the looks of all your UFO's. I too am challenged. But so far...for the sake of personal satisfaction I am finishing smaller projects up. Then will start the bigger ones. The real problem is I keep finding new UFO's when I scratch for the fabric in stash to finish the old ones!!! A dilemma for sure.

Zoey said...

Hi Dionne,
It sounds like you will be very busy for the next few months! I can't imagine getting all of that done in such a short time.

I had to chuckle when you said you never keep any of your quilts. I guess I am pretty selfish because I am just the opposite--I keep them all!