I have had the entire week between Christmas and New Years off. And I have done exactly nothing, except grow a loveseat out of my backside. Okay I did do the filing and I got my hair cut but other than that, not much. Just sitting by the fire, reading and relaxing.
Not that I had plans exactly but I'm feeling a little panicked now that the work week is looming that I didn't use my time wisely. I'm wishing I had started one of those projects where you need a few uninterrupted days to make headway on it. That is a luxury I don't get very often and now here I've blown my chance. Oh well. No sense crying over missed opportunities.
I find that I'm the kind of person that needs a plan or I get distracted. Even *with* a plan I get distracted. Just watch me walk purposefully into a room only to start picking up a stack of magazines, have something in one of them catch my eye and then I'm online searching for whatever that thing was. Original purpose totally forgotten.
What I would really like to start working on is my February table topper. I have this plan of having a different quilted table topper for each month of the year. I have four so far. Only one of which I have actually made myself. The others were commissioned. I have my April one - pales pinks, greens and yellows. I have a red, white and blue 30's reproduction one for July, another 30's reproduction one for September (the colors remind me of the old elementary school primers) and I have a Halloween one for October - also in 30's reproduction fabrics. My, I am a fan of the 30's aren't I?
I have the fabric for three more ~ pale blue and cream fabrics for January. Red and white for February. And some lovely sage green, reds and white for a Christmas one. I've put a moratorium on buying any more fabric until I get at least two of them completed.
The beauty of table top sized quilts is that they are fairly easy and quick to assemble. I can even manage to machine quilt them myself if I don't want anything too fancy. The perfect size is about 48-50" square and most baby quilts are about that size to it's easy to find patterns.
So that's my goal for January - to have one completed. If I haven't posted anything on the subject by mid month someone call me on it.