Friday, January 31, 2014

It just ain't happening

Unfortunately my 1st month of joining in on A Lovely Year of Finishes is a bust!
It isn't that I didn't want to reach my goal of sewing the binding onto the front of Jammer's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. In truth, I was really looking forward to making progress to finally get this one off the unfinished pile.

But....a nasty cold that I caught right after Christmas that over 2 1/2 weeks kept me miserable and then morphed into a sinus infection really put a big kink in any sewing mojo for half of the month. Then there was some focusing on getting caught up, normal work stuff, spending the past afternoons with 24 first graders reading books to them about TET and Chinese New Year and then completing a dragon puppet craft project and lastly helping a friend finish moving today...well you get the idea. Not much time for sewing has even been possible.

This is all that I have to show so far.
And to be totally honest, I didn't even cut them this month. These are the strips I cut off the yardage before I cut the pieces for the backing so all I've done towards my January goal was to take them out of their storage spot. Big whoop!

The month isn't officially over yet so after Sunshine's gymnastics class this afternoon, I'm going to attempt to actually complete this binding and do then a Snoopy dance. If I'm so fortunate, I'll update this post and join in the linky party hosted over at Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Designs.

If not, oh well. It might not have been in the cards for me this month. Given that half the month was spent ill, if I am able to get it done before the weekend is over, I'll consider it a success.

8 of you added your own colorful comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I'm amazed you still got finished all you did! Being sick can really throw a wrench into plans. Goals sometimes have to change so we can take care of ourselves. Just make this February's goal and enjoy the finish!

Jan said...

Every little bit counts, plus there's always next month!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Good luck! Being sick is never fun... and it is so hard to get back in the swing of things afterwards. There is always next month :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Being ill can just sap you, and handling family to boot - surprised you got the strips out of the bag.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Sorry to hear you had a cold that zapped your quilting mojo- not fun! Hopefully you will gain ground in February!

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

Well, at least you are now better and caught up. I also started the new year with a bad cold and I fell behind. It's awful when you don't feel well enough to sew. Here's to a healthy February.

Lesley said...

Glad you are on the mend...sounds like your January was kind of miserable at times! On to a better February!

Quilt n Queen said...

Good bye January...hello February...this will be your month to make progress!! It's OK, it will get finished when the time is right...you will get it done!! Getting health comes first!
Happy stitching, Pauline