I'm hoping that all of you made it through the holiday safely and without covid contact!
There are a lot of names for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. One article I read said it was the "witching week" and that nothing you do counts (?). I think that is a newer title. In Britain, I read that Boxing Day has become Boxing Week--one article suggested that retailers were trying to encourage more shopping that week. Norway calls this week Romjul and it's meant to be a time spent with family and friends. Of course, now we have covid and most of us cancelled our holidays so it's a good week to think about sewing.
I tend to take this week to review what I have and what I want to do. Do you find yourself checking on your sewing status this time of year? Here are some of my questions:
Time to put on our quilting hats!
I call this Reflection Week. It sounds much nicer than "end of the year inventory". We take a break before the symbolic changing of the year and a whole new time frame to get sewing completed.
Many quilters are sharing a few things this year that you may wish to consider:
Closing the door on 2021:
How many quilts or quilted projects did you finish this past year?
What was a favorite pattern that you used? Please share so that others might consider the same pattern.
How many quilt tops do you have that need to be finished? How many UFOS? This can be a depressing number but sometimes it's good to remind ourselves what needs to be done.
Stash building and using: Is there an enormous amount of a particular fabric in your stash that is begging to be used? Is there a fabric you are looking forward to using? Is there a staple in your stash that is running low (for me it is usually solid black and white fabric).
Are there specific quilts you need completed for the upcoming year? Have you made a list of them?
Do you clean your sewing room before the new year? Inquiring minds want to know!
The one other thing I like to do is pick up some pretty old magazines and articles and figure out what I want to post in the new year. I already found some fun things!
Have a safe and happy day!