So, back in January I posted these New Year's Resolutions:
1) Get my sewing machine serviced. I did that right away, and then just took it in again a few weeks ago.
2) Reduce my UFOs & WIPs by 5 by the end of the year. I have reduced my UFOs by 8, which puts the number of remaining WIP quilts at a quantity I can actually count reliably...8.
None of the remaining quilts are those really bad UFOs that you just wish would disappear... I love them all but I am going to continue working on them at a pace that also allows me to start (and finish, of course!) new projects. My goal in the next 2 months is to get my final count down to 5.
3) Buy less fabric than I use. I am instituting a 2 yards out, 1 yard
in policy. Hahahahahahahaha. Hahahahaha. Pardon me, I need to take a laugh break.
Ok, um, no. This one did not, is not, will not be happening. Instead of reducing my stash, I have increased it by about 50% this year. I just seriously cannot. resist. Julie's. prices. Oh well! :)
On the good-girl side of things, I did finally wash, iron, fold, and sort all of the fabric that I've bought this year, along with organizing it and the rest of my stash. I have one bin of things that couldn't be fit into my fabric drawers, and I've made a deal with myself that if I still haven't used anything in the bin by January, I'm chucking the whole thing. Don't worry, guys. It's weird stuff like jeans & t-shirts that I saved for sewing into things. And stretch velour. So, nobody is gonna cry if it goes.
4) Sew 6 items of clothing, or 1 every 2 months. My count on clothes-sewn-this-year is 5, plus a shirt in progress. Assuming I manage to finish that in the next three months, I'll definitely hit this goal.
(Note that depending on your state, in the US, 75% is either a C or a D. I went to high school in North Carolina, so I'm sticking with the grading scale used there. Because, honestly, is 75% good enough to be called average??)