Monday, December 31, 2018

2019 Planning Party

Sometimes I start the blogging new year with a photo of the UFO closet. You can see my 2015 post here and truthfully, the closet still looks pretty much the same today! I can compare the photos and see that some of the quilts are different in each photo. I tell myself that progress has been made in 4 years, but I have come to accept the fact that this view of the UFO closet, chock full of quilt tops will be a constant until I can't quilt anymore. I understand that I will chronically start more projects than I finish, and will always have many projects on the go in various stages of completeness. 
It's just how I roll!
Over the years I have tried to set goals to impact this situation, but to no avail apparently because look at the closet!
So what do I want to accomplish in 2019?
I made a list of projects to complete from 2018 and was shocked to find 14 projects! Here is the list:

1)  Clarissa
2)  Circle of Squares
3)  Secret Santa
4)  Blue Anita’s Arrowhead
5)  Blockheads I
6)  Square Dance 1 and 2
7)  Emerald Stars
8)  Pumpkin Spice latte mystery tabletopper
9)  Deb’s floral mystery quilt
10) On Ringo Lake
11) Improv dots and dashes
12) Churn Dash swap blocks
13) Wacky Web with paper templates
14) Snowman charm tabletopper

Now these are just quilts from 2018. That does not include the UFO lists on the sidebar (on the right side of my blog) from previous years. It is disconcerting to see that I have several UFOs that STILL are not finished from those previous years. 
So... my goal is to complete as many of the projects on this list as possible, and to not start any new projects this year. Well, after New Years Day, because I am starting a mystery quilt that day. 

2019 Planning Party
But after that... no more new projects for sure! 

Linking up to the 2019 Planning Party over at Yvonne's... come join us and share your goals!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

LOL no more new projects - and if we believe that!! happy new year and good luck on finishing up these quilts!!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I wish you a lot of quilting joy as you work on your 2019 goals, Kathy, and thank you so much for joining the Planning Party!

Lisa J. said...

Why do I not believe you Kathy! Love the penguin.

Teresa said...

Good luck on finishing up those projects. Always nice to have things in process for when you tire of one you can pick up another. :)

Sarah said...

Your 2019 penguin made me giggle (probably embarrassed because that could be me!) I like the way you store your UFOs, mine are in a box......I wonder what's at the bottom of it? Happy New Year!

SandraC said...

I read this post and I laughed and I laughed and I laughed!

beaquilter said...

Get quilting! Start a list too if you haven't already.
I have a dry erase board with quilt name, size, batting size, backing size, and if binfbin is done

Kate said...

Good luck with your plan for working down the UFO list.

Janet O. said...

Oh, this post made me laugh!! I wonder how many UFOs you will have at the end of 2019 that were started in the year of no new starts? I'm right there with ya!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Remember that several of those quilts from last years photo have been completed, and replaced with 'new' quilts waiting to be quilted. Progress was made!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

This post made me laugh too! As you know, I've been working on my UFO's too, but haven't gotten to blogging about progress! And, next week is a nutty week, so hopefully 2nd week of January I can update my list and get some more blog posts up! I love to quilt all my own quilts, but found I was so far behind that I've been sending out quite a few larger ones to my neighbour across the street (a long armer!!) and also to another long arm quilter in town...that helps me complete them and get a boost! I am doing the smaller projects myself like table runners and smaller wallhangings :-). It's been very worth it for my sanity! LOL