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January 2023 Goal Setting

I was privileged to end 2022 by having my 91-year-old Mom come for a visit.  She stayed long enough to see 2023 come in. We watched movies, played games, and simply enjoyed each other’s company.

Mom - 91st Birthday

Time very well spent!

Now that she is safely back to her home, it is time to turn my attention to some goal setting.

I decided to join Karen Brown at Just Get It Done Quilts for her Sewing Room Declutter Challenge. I put a link in my side bar; perhaps you would also like to join.

There are many UFO helps in Blogging Land, but this year, I am joining Cherry Guidry at Cherry Blossoms Quilting. Cherry has created a very nice UFO Tracker and a support Facebook group.

I thought I had my UFOs listed, but I searched my computer and my sewing room and couldn’t find the list. So…I will be writing those projects down as I find them while decluttering this week.

One thing I know for sure. I intend to finish quilting my daughter’s Patriotic quilt. I think this will be first!

Jessica's Patriot

I posted about her quilt here. I did indeed begin quilting, but only got so far as stitching in the ditch. Time to get this done and return the quilt to her!

There are nonrelated sewing goals of course. Organizing my computer should probably be one of them. Heh, heh!

May you all be blessed with a healthy and happy New Year!

Christmas Lone Star

It is finished!

Christmas Lone Star

What a great feeling to have this old UFO completed and out of the sewing room!

For those who are curious, the quilt is about 68″ square.

Christmas Lone Star

Christmas Lone Star

It is difficult to photograph the quilting and the texture, but I tried.

Christmas Lone Star

Christmas Lone Star

Christmas Lone Star

More of that texture will be seen when I have washed the quilt.

Christmas Lone Star

Previous posts:

Christmas Lone Star and a Life Change

January 2022 OMG

January 2022 OMG Update

Christmas in July Challenge

Christmas in July Challenge Update

Christmas in July Challenge Update

October 2022 OMG Update and a Sneak Peak

Quilt On!

May OMG Goal 2019 Update

Time to share an update on my May OMG (One Monthly Goal).

I had decided that it was time to get the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project out of the closet and finish up the borders.

I also said that I had issues with piecing the borders and that it was the pattern’s fault.


Turns out, as is often the case when I am involved, my issues were due to operator error.

Somehow the piecing just went together so much better when I took the time to mark and pin.

Go figure.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Check it out and see what other’s have accomplished for their May goals!

*To see all of the posts, and my completed embroidered blocks, simply put ‘Aunt Bea’s Parlor’ in the search bar of my blog.

February OMG 2019 Update

It is time to share how I did with my February OMG.

It is a great feeling to report that I accomplished the goal of quilting the Leavenworth quilt, and it is also bound and finished!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Leavenworth Nine Patch

I don’t like the border that I finished the quilt with…I think the corners overwhelm the quilt.  However, it has grown on me since I washed and dried the quilt.  I wish I took a photo of that because it now has wonderful texture!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Finishing two large quilts (Sugar Town) in one month is a record for me!  I really had to focus and manage my time, but it is worth it!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

The photos aren’t great, but they are proof of reaching the goal line!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

For more about this quilt, including lots of examples of virtual quilts made from the Leavenworth Nine Patch block, click here and here.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link to get inspired by more goal setters and their accomplishments! 

December OMG 2018 Goal

Funny how what goes around comes around.

For my December OMG, I decided to focus on a UFO called The Case of the Secret Garden.

The Case of the Secret Garden

I dug through the blog to see when I last worked on this project.  It appears it was also my goal for December OMG 2017.  Hmmmmmm.

The Case of the Secret Garden

If you click on the links above, you can find links to the beginning of this project, and each clue that I worked on it, as well as find where it originated on Linda Franz’ website, Inklingo.  Linda began this enjoyable mystery in the year 2013.

So, why did I wad this project up in a corner?

Partly because I went through a tough time (why do I throw my creativity aside when I need it the most…another mystery), and partly because I changed my mind about my fabric choices.

I like the fabric choices.  I don’t like the fabric choices.  I like the fabric choices.  I can’t stand the fabric choices.

Oh brother!

The Case of the Secret Garden

But then, my Mom and a couple of sisters visited for Thanksgiving.  One of my sisters said, “I really like this!”

The Case of the Secret Garden

Nothing like a little positive motivation!

So this top is pin basted, and I am in the process of machine quilting it.

The Case of the Secret Garden

I hope to complete the quilting, of course, but realistically, because it is December, and the busiest time of the year, my goal is to complete half of the machine quilting.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see the other goals for December!  Maybe you would like to add a goal!