02 January 2013

The one where I make a resolution, then break it

I've mentioned in the past that I tend to join too many flickr bees, swaps and sew-alongs, then find myself stretched a little thin trying to fulfill my commitments.  One of my resolutions for the new year was to stop joining such groups.  Resolution #1 broken.  But I couldn't turn down an invitation to join a group that would help me with another resolution.

A Lovely Year of Finishes, hosted by Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of Bittersweet Designs kicks off this month.  To play along, all you need to do is finish one project a month- whether it's a WIP or new project is up to you.  Check out the details here and join in if you need a little push to finish up some projects!

The project I've chosen for January is one that I've blogged about several times- the Urban Chic quilt for my 11 year-old son.   

It's now partly quilted (I started quilting it New Year's Eve whilst waiting for the ball to drop to ring in the new year), so I'll need to finish the quilting, then bind it.  Christmas present 2011 will finally be completed!

I've also resolved to make a quilt for each family member.  The phrase "the cobbler's children have no shoes" comes to mind.  My husband and children have pointed out countless times that I've made quilts for others, but they are quilt-less.  A glaring omission that will be addressed this year.  Martina's Poetica quilt is next in the queue and will be my February project for ALYOF.

My last resolution relates to physical fitness.  Playing with the kids at the park yesterday made it quite obvious I'm not in the best shape of my life.  Healthier eating habits and more physical activity are my mantra this year so I can keep up with these kids:

So what are your resolutions for the new year?

Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes and WIP Wednesday.


  1. Ha, funnily enough, I've signed up for a couple of finish alongs, after I found 38 WIPs!

  2. Unless you are the same age as the children, it's going to be awfully hard to find that much energy! I look forward to seeing this lovely finish.

  3. I know you'll get those quilts made! Love the photo of your kids.
    My resolution is to stop signing up for bees and swaps. If I can manage that, maybe I'll get something done! Happy New Year to you and your family.

  4. My New Years re-SEW-lution is to also make my own family quilts. They all have one but when I look back at my 2012 recap it's pretty obvious most of my work does not stay home. Cute cute kids. I'm pretty sure I never kept of with mine when they were growing up or even now!

  5. Oh I get the same looks from my family. I finish a quilt top and they hopefully ask 'who is that for' poor things! :)

    I can't wait to see your finish. Thanks for linking up

  6. Hehehe, I'm in the same boat as you, and now I'm totally going to copy you and join the finish-along! :D

    Your children are adorable!


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