Monday, December 27, 2021

Reflection Week


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.

For 2022:

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).


Pipeline Projects:

Are there specific quilts you need completed for the upcoming year?  Have you made a list of them?


Sewing Room:
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!

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about all these things as I finished up Christmas. I finished 11 projects last year including a Christmas quilt that I finished last January and gifted this year. I've been thinking about making another one this January but I haven't found a pattern that tempts me. This past year I have consciously been trying to finish up long time UFOs. I really made a dent with that. Finishing more is also high on my list for 2022. I would love to make a red and white quilt this year. I also have a lot of Jeanne Horton fabric that needs to made into something wonderful. I look forward to learning from your blog in the upcoming year and enjoying your enthusiasm for our craft.