Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What's is it about retirement?

Like many have done before, I poo-pooed the folks who said I wouldn't accomplish what I hoped to in retirement; but it's really no surprise that they were right.

In January, I joined up with Judy over at Patchwork Times to do another UFO Challenge this year.  It's June already and I haven't completed one project.  Last year -- when I was still working four days a week -- I completed all twelve monthly challenges along with a couple other quilts for good measure.

In May I got called back to work more than my current one day a week.  As soon as I started working more hours, I kicked it into gear and finished all 80 blocks from the January challenge.  Granted it still needs sashing, borders, quilting and binding -- but I'm pretty happy with my progress.  Made from mostly red and green fabrics, this will be my Christmas quilt.   I'm not promising what Christmas I'll have it completed -- but some year when you come for a Christmas visit, you may just find me snuggled up with this one.