I worked on:
- Table runners: Much progress was made. One more strip will finish this quilt top
- Art portfolio: Done!
- Picnic quilt binding: I hand-stitched one section of binding every morning and every time I switched projects, and then finished the last two sections after I got home. It turned out soooo cute!
- Skirt to match Alabama shirt: Done! I drafted an a-line skirt from the instructions in Sew What! Skirts.
- Echo challenge
- Bed Quilt
- Ginni's sampler
- Pastille shirt
That brings me to a New Year's resolution update:
UFO reducing: After finishing the Alabama top and the picnic quilt, my total UFO reduction score is now FOUR out of five. Woot!! I will be taking a break from busting the old projects because I have a guild challenge and a swap both needing to be finished next month.
Fabric buying: Eek. Between the Harts trip and Julie having her shop (The Intrepid Thread) open at the retreat, well, I binged. With the yardage for all the projects that I finished at the retreat, I'm oooonly at negative 1.75 yards, but I really wasn't supposed to go negative at all. I'm gonna have to finish up a big quilt to get myself back on track.
Clothes sewing: So far this year I finished the Taffy Blouse, the Alabama Shirt, and a tan a-line skirt. I have a Pastille in progress as well, so I will count that as 3.5/6. Lookin' good.
I tally my total sewing hours from the retreat at a whopping 23 hours. I loved all the projects that I saw there, and I was really impressed by how much charity sewing people did. It was really amazing! I need to know when the next retreat will be so that I can start counting down the days.