Goodbye 2021, UFO’s, and Stress!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and that everyone had a great Christmas. We spent 7 days in Rockport, Texas enjoying the time sitting on the balcony of our Suite and enjoying time on the Pier just watching the Pelicans and fishing boats. I do believe that starting Monday all of South Texas had converged on little ole’ Rockport! We left one day early! The weather was warm (too warm for me) but then again this is a La Nino season and due to the lack of rain for the last couple of months, it will be a horrific Cedar Fever Season! The count today is 28,000 plus. During this time when the count gets this high I cannot get out and walk – boo hoo!

Here are my finishes for 2021 which consists of my UFO’s from 2001 thru 2020, I either finished the tops or finished quilting older quilt tops. A total of 21 UFOs! Stars Around the Garden, and buttons for Dresden Heaven are ready to complete. If we had not taken the 2 vacations in the last 40 days I would have been completely finished with the last 2 UFOs. But that is the way the cookie crumbles when one is ‘de-stressing’.

Wall Hanging
Baby Quilt
Stars Around the Garden Medallion
Surrounding blocks for Stars Around the Garden
OMIGOSH
Sweet Stitches
Jacobean Christmas
Red, White and Blue Log Cabin
Aspen Gold
Indian summer Wall Hanging
Thru Grandmother’s Window
Sashiko Wall Hanging
Autum Leaves
Stonefields
Dresden Plates waiting for Button Centers!
Land That I Love SAL
Color Wheel Wall Hanging
First Cross Stitch Pattern
Boo’s and Bat’s (Border is going to be changed)
Terricina – A Long Forgotten and Sent Away Project!
After 6 Years – A Bountiful Life!

I have not decided on my 2022 projects, but I know I will be doing Cross Stitch, Knitting, Embroidery, Hand Quilting (hopefully) and piecing some new quilts, but not sure yet which ones and when. I do know that I WILL NOT set any self inflicted deadlines for anything nor do anything that has a hard deadline. I plan on having a stress free 2022 just doing what I feel like doing each day. (But I have to remember that I am not in control of life). Of course I will try to set a few goals once I start on some of my projects, but nothing like I have been doing in the past 20 years of quilting.

My Longarm Quilter is ready to take 8 quilts off my hands which leaves me about 10 to quilt. Evidently there will be a lot of binding done this year. I do hope to feel up to the task of working on my longarm this year and quilting some of the backlog of quilts. !

Again, have a wonderful New Year and enjoy and love life!

Hugs, Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021; 

15 Replies to “Goodbye 2021, UFO’s, and Stress!”

  1. In spite of your year being stressful, Nanette, you have managed to accomplish a lot! I am not making big plans/goals for 2022, either. I have much to catch up on, and much I’d like to begin, but I am taking it a day at a time. If I just want to sit all day and read a novel, then that is what I am going to do!
    Happy New Year! 🙂

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  2. I’m so happy you enjoyed your break. Sitting outside on the balcony would have been wonderful I’m sure. Wow, what a beautiful array of quilts! Your work is amazing and I look forward to following along with your stitchy journey, 2022. All the best to you and Clay!

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  3. What a wonderful show of accomplishment lady. A lot of beautiful work. Glad you are home safe and sound. Happy New Year.

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  4. What a wonderful productive year you had! I love the Stars Around the Garden Medallion and the Dresden plates, but they are all so pretty. Wishing you a wonderful, stress-free 2022!

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  5. Oh, Nanette — scrolling through your blog post is such a visual treat! Each quilt is more spectacular than the last. I love your attitude about quilting deadlines in the New Year. I am excited to see those pretty watery blue/green blocks come together in your Stars Around the Garden but the Dresden Plates, Omigosh, and various applique projects take my breath away, too. Now I have to look back in your older posts to remind myself — do you needle turn appliqué allowances as you go, or do you use a prepared edge technique to turn the edges prior to placing them on the blocks? I’m still casting around with trying different appliqué methods and haven’t settled on one yet. Happy New Year and happy stitching to you!

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  6. My husband loves the beach, and I’m not a beach person at all, but your description of sitting on the balcony sounds tempting! Gosh you are so prolific and multi-talented in the creativity department! Love that first cross stitch. Isn’t it fun! I hope you are enjoying some colder weather by now. We’ve had 2 mornings at 17 and 23. Yesterday’s high was only 36!
    Thank you for linking up with To Do Tuesday!

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