Since retiring from teaching full-time in mid-2015, I've pretty much been able to sew regularly every day, and that time has become an important part of my days! I'm definitely planning to continue that practice throughout 2019. Sometimes all I can manage is a little hand-stitching in the evening, like this redwork embroidery that has kept me busy the last month or so.
With that in mind, and also with the goal of learning a new skill, I'm going to sew along with Hand-Pieced, the QAL starting in January, sponsored by Patty of Elm Street Quilts and Kristin of Simple Handmade Everyday.
Just a little practice, so far!
I have several WiPs that need to be finished up, and those projects will take priority early in the year!
Happy Birds is ready to quilt, as soon as the backing and batting are purchased.
Squared Away, the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler project for 2018, is in the "working on the borders" stage! It should be ready for quilting shortly.
Two other RSC 2018 projects are next on the list - Scrappy Sprouts and Sawtooth Stars.
I'll again be participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2019, but I won't be starting anything new... Yet. :)
One of my goals in retirement was contribute more quilts to charity groups, and I will continue that in 2019. I have two WiPs started from precuts that will become donation quilts this year.
Finally, I'm giving myself permission to Play with fabric and thread all year long!
Those squirrel-y projects that come out of nowhere and just have to be made are my very favorite things to spend time on!
You just never know what you can dream up!
Be sure to check out the 2019 Planning Party link-up at Quilting Jetgirl - there's lots of inspiration to be found there for the coming year!