Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcoming in 2017

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. I welcomed in the New Year by sewing and knitting.  My mother always told me that whatever you are doing at midnight on the last day of the year, will be an indication of what things you probably will be doing a lot in the coming year. I certainly want to be doing a lot of sewing and knitting. How about you? I have a very long UFO list. Sure hope she's right.  I have actually finished 2 quilts by the end of January 1, 2017. Well it is Jan. 2 now, but it was close. lol

Here's an accounting in a nutshell of my sewing and knitting statistics for 2016.

Finished 3 of my UFO's from a list of over 75.  Did not make much of a dent in the list. Hopefully 2017 will be much better.

Fabric Used - 105.5 yards - for making and finishing quilts as gifts, for kids charities, QOV quilts and pillowcases to go with some of the quilts and more for several children's groups.  Many odds and end of blocks exchanges, wine carriers, and small totes.

Fabric added  - 4.5 yards

Knitted 3 1/2 pairs of socks

Quilted over 50 quilts for others   This will have to change in 2017 if I plan to make any headway on that long UFO list.

Some of my goals for 2017 -- Not in any particular order.
Eat better and get more sleep.  Take more time for me.
Hit my daily goal of walking more than 3 miles each day. (or 30 mins. exercise)
Finish more quilts from my long UFO list.
Expand my knitting skills to try other patterns.  Of course, always have a pair of socks on the needles.
Read more books.
Organize my sewing and knitting areas.
Use 200 yards of fabric stash without buying new fabric.

I am already being bad on the "more sleep" one right now since it's after 1:30 a.m. as I finish this.  Oops!

Linking up with Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. Wishing you all the best with your 2017 goals. Happy New Year!

  2. You did a great job on the ending the year in the black. I like your goals, both the stitching and the generic life goals. Wishing you a very successful and happy 2017.

  3. I was sleeping at midnight. Not sure I want to sleep that much next year.

  4. What a great year you had! I finished the year on the couch with my kids - will be happy to do more of that in the year ahead! Hope you find time in 2917 for all of your goals!

    P.S. I mailed some blocks just before Christmas and hope they've arrived!

  5. Good luck meeting all your goals... you are always busy so I know you will do well with these plans! Happy 2017!!

  6. Happy New Year sweet friend!!! You have a great Resolution list there - it looks a lot like mine!