Hooking up with a 2013 NewFO Challenge!

Barbara over at Cat Patches has started a new linky party for 2012 whereby we are given permission to accumulate as many UFOs (unfinished objects) as we like! In fact, the entire goal of the linky party is to start something new at the beginning of each month, and then share what we’ve started at the end of each month. Sounds good to me, seeing as how I excel in starting things that I don’t finish, lol!

For this link-up we’re supposed to share what we would like to get started in 2013. Well, I’m a bit too spontaneous to plan that far ahead, but I do have a couple of ideas…

I have strips left over from the Island Chain quilt that I made last year. In fact, I have enough left over to make an entire 2nd quilt! Which I am going to start right away in January. Why right away? Because we have sold our pool table. Which just happens to be my horizontal design wall. Which is critical to sewing the pieces in the proper order. And the new owners will be taking it away soon. See the logic?







I also want to make several quilts for my charity project, Because You Matter, and I’d like to get a good start on two in January, that I hope will go to pre-teens or teens.

The first quilt will be a Reverse Star and the blocks are coming to me through the gererosity of the quilters over at Quilting for Kids. It will be purple & gold, perfect for a girl.

The second will be a Converging Corners quilt with the block I requested from my We Be Learning Bee group as my November block. This one is shades of green & orange and will be perfect for a boy.








And…there’s more!  Eee gads!  I’m feeling really inspired to do some knitting! I’ve been knitting slippers out of heavy sock wool for Christmas gifts:





…and now I’d like to try some socks using some of the beautiful fingering weight sock yarn that I’ve been drooling over (and yes, surreptiously buying). And I also want to knit myself a sweater, but I haven’t picked out a pattern yet.

So there you go! If you plan on starting something in January, please do share! Inquiring minds want to know!


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