Wednesday, January 1, 2014

List and Thread Catcher

Happy New Year! This is the year of making it happen. I have been inspired by several blogs to do more or sew more, read more, exercise more etc. I don't know how they get so much accomplished in one year. For me I definitely want to sew more or quilt more. Nothing relaxes me like sewing especially piecing  a quilt block and putting together a quilt top. Garment sewing stresses me out, especially to set in sleeves. This year I want to conquer that fear which means practice, practice, practice.
I still don't have a sewing room or  a sewing space per say, so I've taken over the dining room. I think because of that I have been able to sew consistently last few months. It really helps to have everything in one place. This year my goal is to sew everyday, even if it's a little. With a baby to take care of I am trying to take a  realistic approach, at the same time I think if I spend a little time everyday consistently, I might be able to accomplish majority of my goals. I already have a list of specific things to sew/quilt this year and a list of other things to achieve. Here is a sample of my sewing list:

Sew Jacket- Houndstooth material/simplicity pattern
Sew  machine needle keeper
Sew wristlet
Make kindle sleeve
Wave Runners- easy quilts Winter 2013, pg 77-81
Make projects from purchased magazines
Make charity quilts atleast one per quarter- one done
Draw designs for art quilt
Try coloring  to audition blocks.
Try a New technique- Embroidery, qayg, fusible art
Enter sewing contest
Sew something challenging - Oblongagon quilt
Make a tutorial
Join linky parties    
Sew to sell using fabrics purchased.
Use accessory feet - ruffler, binding- 

So today I sewn a few scrunchies and  finished these thread catchers.

I think its a good start.


Lorna McMahon said...

You have certainly written a wonderful list of goals for this new year! I especially like your goal to make some quilts for charity! And to sew just a little each day is a great idea. I find if I stay away from sewing for a few days, it is more difficult to be motivated to begin again. Happy New Year, Jareena! Looking forward to the wonderful things you will be sharing with us in 2014!

kathyinozarks said...

I am visiting from Let's Bee Social-you do have a good list going for 2014-have fun in the journey.
the thread catchers are sweet-pretty fabrics

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

You sound like you'll be busy this year! Your String of Pearls quilt came out great btw :)

Jereena said...

Thank you Lorna. I joined our local Ronald McDonald House quilting group in 2012 and joined another local quilt group, then began my journey of quilting. I should probably blog about it. Women like you inspire me to continue my journey.

Jereena said...

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.

Jereena said...

Thank you Sarah for your comment. I am loving this Bee Social thing.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Great thread catchers! I need to make myself a couple of more. Thanks for sharing!