Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019: The Year in Stitches

Just a few more hours left in 2019, in some parts of the world it's already 2020.  I've already posted about my stitchy goals for 2020 to go along with Quilting JetGirl's Planning Party post.  But I didn't include my 2019 accomplishments in that post.  So before the calendar turns over to 2020, here's a summary of this year's accomplishments. 

1.  Quilt Plan Progress.  The plan included 12 quilts to be finished and six new projects to be started.  

Four quilts from the plan were finished:  Inverted Star, 2018 Christmas Mystery, Christmas Angels and Vintage Dresses.  

Twinkle Stars went from a set of finished blocks to an almost finished flimsy.  

Eight new quilt projects were started:  Wild and Goosey (2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt), Daisy Chain Mystery, Storm at Sea, Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt, Mosaic Mystery, 2019 Christmas Mystery Quilt, Winter Quilt Along, 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Frolic.  There were six new quilts listed on the original quilt plan. Two from that list ended up not happening, so actually there's only two new projects that weren't planned for in 2019. 

2.  Stitch for 15 Minutes Every Day in 2019 and host a Sunday Linky Party.  
Ended the year with 332 days of stitching time out of 365 days, for a success rate of 90.96%.  My target for the year was >90%, so just met that goal.  

Posted 52 weekly 15 Minute to Stitch linky parties.  

3. Sew from the Stash.   
Wild and  Goosey used up a lot of triangle scraps, while the Sensational Summer Scrappy quilt used up a number of 2.5 strips.  Daisy Chain and the Winter Quilt Along projects used up left over fabrics from other quilting projects.  Storm at Sea, Mosaic Mystery, and Frolic used stash fabrics.  The only quilt that used new fabrics was the 2019 Christmas Mystery.  So not bad performance on this particular goal for 2019. 

The only major fail for 2019 was finishing off projects. I would have liked to had a few more finishes, but four finishes are better than none at all. So I'll be happy with that success.  Finding time to stitch went well most of the year and using stash fabrics went pretty well too.  So I'll call 2019 a success and work harder on getting more finishes in 2020.  

To Do Tuesday: New Year's Eve Edition

Happy New Year's Eve!  My plan is to hang out with My Guy and do a bit of stitching while we wait for the new year. The Scientist in Training will be having a few friends over for the evening.  Should be pretty low key, but fun. 

Christmas week was a bit weird. My To Do list didn't get put together till Thursday, but I did put together a list. 

Weekly To Do List 12/24/2019
1. Twinkle Stars - Add borders   progress
2. Frolic - Finish clue 1, continue clues 3 and 4, start clue 5
3.  Mosaic Mystery quilt - Finish the December clue 
4.  Winter Quilt along - Finish clues 4 and 5, assemble   progress
5. 2019 Christmas Mystery - finish sashing, borders  progress

So two check marks and good progress on the other three list items.  That's a pretty good week for me.  

So what should be on the list for this next week?  I really want to work on finishes for 2020. I'm thinking that means I need to focus on just two projects at a time.  But I'm so close on getting a few quilts to the finished flimsy stage that I don't want to restrict my list this week.  So for this week, I'm going to work on just three projects. 

Weekly To Do List 12/31/2019
1.  Twinkle Stars - Add final border

 Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush 

The narrow rainbow borders have been added. Just need to add one more plain white border.  

2.  Winter Quilt Along - Finish hour 5 clue and assemble sections. 

 Quiltgirl Winter Quilt Along

Hour four clue is all assembled. All that's left is the last clue, that center section.  If I can get this quilt assembled, it will be a finished flimsy. It doesn't need any borders.  

3.  Frolic - Finish Clue 3, make progress on clues 4 and 5, start on clue 6.  

Frolic, 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

That should be a pretty doable list that moves at least two projects closer to finished, which would be a great start to 2020.

Linking up with Home Sewn by US  for the Weekly To Do List.

Monday, December 30, 2019

2020 Quilting Ambitions

As 2019 comes to a close, I've been looking back at my 2019 Planning Party Post to see how I fared on this year's quilty ambitions, I'll summarize those tomorrow.  I've reviewed enough to decide on the quilty focus for 2020.  I'll share these plans at the 2020 Planning Party hosted by Quilting Jetgirl.  

2020 Planning Party

I'm going to keep it really simple this year in hopes of making really good progress on my goals.  

2020 Ambition #1:  Finish 12 quilts in 2020

My record for quilt finishes in a single year is 7 quilts, so 12 is really a stretch goal.  I really want to work down the UFO/WIP list.  There are currently 26 active projects on my list. That's the largest total in the ten years that I've been keeping track.  

I'm going to play along with Quilting Gail's 2020 PhD program in hopes it helps my focus on project completion.  Here's my 2020 list. 

2020 Ambition #2:  Continue to host the 15 Minutes to Stitch Sunday linky party and get in 15 minutes of stitching time six days each week (or 85% of the time) 

In previous two years the goal was to work in 15 minutes/day every day.  That hasn't resulted in more finishes, though I'm sure it has contributed to progress on projects.  But with work and the various life events that happened this year, trying to fit in stitching time seven days a week every week was often stressful. Hopefully walking back the time commitment won't affect my progress much.  The intent with this goal is to just be consistent about getting in sewing room time.  

I'm leaving it at just two goals this year.  I really want 2020 to be the year of UFO busting.  Good luck with your quilty plans for 2020.   

Holiday Stitching Stuff

It's been a busy couple of weeks on a number of fronts.  We finally celebrated Christmas with my part of the family yesterday.  It was a lot of fun, but a bit tiring.  We've got three days to rest up and recover before we have to be back at work.  I've managed at least an hour of stitching most days the last couple of weeks, but I haven't managed a nothing but stitching day yet. Hopefully I can work one in before vacation ends.   

I didn't post last week, so this week's post reflects two weeks of progress. Twinkle Stars has two pieced borders added. 

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

I ended up completely redoing the left side border in order to get the color flow working the way I wanted it too.  The last two borders are stitched together, hopefully those will get added sometime today. 

There's been some progress on Frolic clue 4 and 5. 

 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

But I've only got a picture of clue 4. 

There was also some good progress on mystery quilt number two, Mosaic Mystery.

Mosaic Mystery Quilt
from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs

I finally finished the December clue, just in time for the January clue that comes out on Thursday. 

There was also a lot of progress on the Winter Quilt Along Mystery.

Quiltgirl Winter Quilt Along
Alycia Quilts

Hour three and hour four are all done; hour five is under construction.  

Lastly, the sashing is finished for the 2019 Christmas Mystery quilt. 

 2019 Christmas Mystery
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway

I'm hoping to get at least one border on today.  We'll see if that actually happens or not.  

So even with the holidays and an emergency hospital stay for My Guy, there's been good progress on a few projects. One thing I've realized the last couple of weeks is that though I'm making good progress on a number of fronts, working on so many projects at once is slowing down getting projects to the finish line.  So if my goal for 2020 is finishes, I need to rethink my work processes.  Any suggestions?  

Linking up with Monday Making and Design Wall Monday.  As well as linking up with Meadow Mist Designs for the December Mosaic Mystery Clue linky party.  Wishing every one a very Happy New Year!   

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Week 52 of 2019: Stitching Stuff

We've reached the last week in the year!  Just three more days in 2019 to work in a bit of stitching before the new year starts up.  Did you manage to keep up with finding 15 minutes to stitch during the week of Christmas? 

It was an interesting week with My Guy in the hospital for emergency surgery and recovery just before Christmas. I got in a bit of hand work while sitting at the hospital with him, except for Christmas Eve.  We went from the doctor telling us he'd be in the hospital for the holiday, to we're discharging him this afternoon. Stitching just didn't happen that day. 

15 minute days/week = 6/7 days
15 minute days/December = 27/28 days
15 minute days/2019 = 329/362
Success rate = 90.43%

I'm still on track to clear my goal of stitching 90% of the days in 2019.  I'll wrap up my 2019 stitching stats next Sunday.  I'm trying to decide what I want my 2020 stitching goals to be.  There doesn't seem to be any relationship between sewing 15 minutes every day and finishing off projects, though I made lots of progress this year on many things.  But with work and family obligations, I'm not sure >90% success rate is realistic for next year. What are your plans for finding time to stitch next year? 

How did your holiday stitching work out?  Link up and share how you managed to fit a bit of sanity stitching (or last minute Christmas stitching?).  

1. Meloney
2. karen
3. Julie in GA
4. DawnyK
5. Amanda
6. Deana
7. Chrisknits

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Friday, December 27, 2019

The Best of 2019 at Life In Pieces

As 2019 winds down, I start to look back at the year.  Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs encourages a review of the year's blog posts in her 5th "Best of" linky party. 

So here is my Best of 2019 Life in Pieces posts.  

1.  Most Views (615):  November One Monthly Goal - Bordering Twinkle Stars.

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

I'm still working to get the borders on this quilt, but I keep getting side tracked with new projects. Twinkle Stars started as a Rainbow Scrap challenge project. Hopefully it will make it all the way to finished quilt early in 2020. 

2. Most Comments (34):  Finally a Finish

 Sophia's Closet (Vintage Dresses)
block pattern by 
Charise Randell

Vintage Dresses (Sophia's Closet) is another long time favorite project.  Getting this project to the finish line is one of my biggest accomplishments for 2019.  

3.  My Second Favorite Finish:  Finally A Finish (apparently this is a favorite blog title for 2019 too).  

Inverted Star (Second Star to the Right)
 Inverted Star block by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads available from Blueprint 

Inverted Stars is another Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt that's been a lot of fun to work on.  Adding on the alternating up/down star border was so worth the effort.  Vintage Dresses is my favorite finish, but this quilt is a very close second.  

4.  My Favorite New Project:  Stormy Stuff

Storm at SeaPaper Piecing Class by Carrie Randell (Quilter's Hideaway)

Storm at Sea was a class offered by the local quilt shop. When My Guy saw my planned colors and layout, he said this one should go on our bed when it's done.  So that's the plan. I've still a couple of borders to add to finish this one off. Hopefully that will happen early in 2020.  

5.  Most Linky Party Participants (13): Week 3 of 2019

The 15 Minutes to Stitch linky party goes live every Sunday.  Since 2011 it's been one of my weekly goals to stitch for at least 15 minutes each day. It helps me keep my projects moving. The linky party started in later 2011, but I stopped it in 2012 or 2013 due to lack of interest.  In 2017, there was enough interest in the concept to start up a new linky party.  The plan is to continue the linky party in 2020.  

That's my top 5 for 2019.  You can see more "Best Of's" over at Meadow Mist Designs.  

Thursday, December 26, 2019

To Do Tuesday - On Thursday

Happy Boxing Day!  We don't recognize that holiday in the United States, but several other countries do.  Hope every one had a very happy holiday.  You might guess that as I'm just now drafting my Tuesday To Do list on Thursday that our holiday week was busy.  Actually our holiday was a bit rough. It started off with me waking up with a nasty cold on the 18th. I didn't feel really great again until Saturday.  Then My Guy developed complications from his October surgery, putting him back in the hospital for emergency surgery last Sunday.  So most of my time prior to Christmas was spent either in bed or at the hospital.  Thankfully My Guy's surgeon and the nursing staff worked a few small miracles and he was able to come home Tuesday evening, so he was home for Christmas.  He's doing well, but has another three to four weeks of recovery ahead of him.  

Needless to say I didn't get very far on my last to do list 

Weekly To Do List 12/17/2019
1. Twinkle Stars - Add borders     progress
2. Frolic - Finish Clue 1, continue clue 3, start clue 4  progress
3, Mosaic Mystery quilt - finish the December clue  progress
4. Winter Quilt - finish clue 4 and clue 5, assemble  progress
5.  2019 Christmas Mystery - finish sashing, add borders  progress

So no check marks for last week, but at least there was some progress on every item.  That being the case, I'm just going to keep the same to To Do list for the week of 12/24/2019

Weekly To Do List 12/24/2019
1. Twinkle Stars - Add borders     
2. Frolic - Finish Clue 1, continue clue 3 and 4, start clue 5
3, Mosaic Mystery quilt - finish the December clue  
4. Winter Quilt - finish clue 4 and clue 5, assemble  
5.  2019 Christmas Mystery - finish sashing, add borders 

I didn't get any photos of the progress on my quilt projects, but My Guy and I did get a walk in yesterday so I could play with my new 18 to 400 telephoto lens. It's pretty cool. 

I was able to get a reasonably decent photo of this red tail hawk from the road.  And then a great shot of the sky as the sun was setting. 

Hopefully, I'll get in some decent stitching time in the next few days, and a few updated project photos.  We had to reschedule Christmas with the extended family, so we'll have that sometime this next weekend.  

Happy stitching this week.  

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Week 51 of 2019: Stitching Stuff

Wow, week 51!  Just one more week left in 2019 and a full week it will be with Christmas in the middle of it. I'm hoping it's a better week than this one has been. I've been out of commission since Wednesday with a very nasty cold. I finally started to feel better yesterday morning, which is good. That with the holiday prep, edged in on my stitching time.  How did you do this week at finding some time to stitch?

In spite of the cold and holiday preparations, I did manage to get in my 15 minutes every day this week. 

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/December = 21/21 days
15 minute days/2019 = 323/355
Success rate = 90.99%

We'll see if I can keep this up till the end of the year. Next week will be tricky as the plan is to spend time with the family.  However, not only have I been sick, so have several others in the immediate family. So at the moment holiday plans are in a bit of flux.

The last link up for 2019 will be next Sunday.  I prefer to end my tracking on the 31st, so the first report in 2020 will include my 2019 final numbers and how the first few days of the new year went.  You can follow suite or if you prefer to keep each week intact, you can lump the last few days of 2019 in with week 1 of 2020.  

The Scientist in Training hasn't lost the joy of the holiday.  Santa has already been good to her, she did well in all of her classes.  Wishing you the joy and peace of the season.  

How did you do at keeping up with the stitching amid all the holiday stuff. 

1. karen
2. Chrisknits
3. Meloney
4. Julie in GA
5. Amanda
6. Deana
7. Christina's Handicrafts

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

To Do Tuesday - Balancing Act

My holiday vacation hasn't gone exactly to plan.  I really thought there would be more time for stitching. My holiday to do list has been longer than my stitching to do list, with time critical items on it.  But I'm working my way through that list; just three more big items on it and I'll be able to focus a bit more on my stitching to do list.  Last week's to do list reflects my divided focus. 

Weekly To Do List for 12/10/2019
1. Twinkle Stars - Add rainbow borders - progress
2. Frolic - Start Clue 3, make progress on clue 1 and 2  
3. Mosaic Mystery quilt - finish the December clue - progress
4. Winter quilt along - Finish clues 3 and 4, start clue 5 - progress

Only one check mark last week, but progress was made on each project. So not so bad for a busy week.

Today is my last day of work for the year.  But we do have some things to do around the house. Still I'm going to push for a nothing but stitching day sometime in the next week. Fingers crossed that means lots of progress on the to do list. 

Weekly To Do List for 12/17/2019
1. Twinkle Stars - Finish rainbow border, add final white border.

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

One rainbow border is on, so just three more to go.  It would be nice to get this to finished flimsy by the end of the week. 

2. Frolic - Finish clue 1, make progress on clue 3 and start clue 4. 

3.  Winter Quilt Along - Finish hours 4 and 5, assemble sections.

Quiltgirl Winter Quilt Along
Alycia Quilts

Section 1 is finished (forgot to get a new photo) and section 2 is started.  I'm hopeful this will be a finished flimsy by the end of the month. 

4. Mosaic Mystery - Finish the December Clue

5. 2019 Christmas Mystery Quilt - Finish sashing and add borders.

2019 Christmas Mystery
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)

Usually I stick with just 4 to do items, but I'm optimistic that I'll have more stitching time this week than normal.  It would be nice to get this little quilt moved to the finished flimsy stage. 

That's a pretty ambitious list for me.  If I can make good progress on the list, it will set me up to start 2020 with three finishes.  That would be really, really nice.  

Good luck with your to do list.  Linking up with Home Sewn By US for Tuesday To Do.  

Monday, December 16, 2019

Bordering Again

We are slated to get ice this morning, changing to snow this afternoon.  It's nice to be off work when we have that kind of weather. Too much to do to have a nothing but sewing day, but I hope to get in some good stitching time this afternoon.  I spent the weekend at my Mom's, hanging out with the women in the family, including the Scientist In Training.  Finals are over, so she's home for the next four weeks. There's been discussion about some Christmas shopping here in town, we'll have to see just how much ice/snow we get.  

The biggest focus last week was to get Christmas stuff wrapped so I could take all the packages with me to Mom's. That happened, but so did an annoying headache, so not much got done in the sewing room that first day of holiday vacation.  The most visible progress on the stitching stuff is the progress on the borders for Twinkle Stars.

 Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

The first border has been added.  The strips cut for the others.

Is that dark green too dark for the other fabrics?  Should it be replaced with a more medium green? I'm concerned it may be too dark and compete, not complement the center.   

Due to an emergency at work on Friday, I didn't get any Frolic HSTs made.  I left for my visit at Mom's after that situation was resolved.  There definitely will be some HSTs on the agenda this afternoon.

Linking up with Monday Making and Monday Design Wall.   

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Week 50 of 2019: Stitching Stuff

It's been a mixed week.  My holiday vacation started on Thursday, though I do have to go in for a day this week.  It hasn't been all stitching time, cleaning house, Christmas shopping, and present wrapping have been on the agenda as well.  There is lots of extra stuff to do this time of year. How are you doing at working in at least 15 minutes of stitching time each day? 

I had a good week, though there hasn't yet been a nothing but sewing day.  Hopefully I'll be able to work in one or maybe even two of those while I'm off work.  At least this week most of my sewing sessions were an hour or more. Getting off work on time really makes it much easier to find the sewing room at night.

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/December = 14/14 days
15 minute days/2019 = 316/348 days
Success rate = 90.8% 

It's been a good year for getting in stitching time, not as good at finishing projects this year. But there was a lot of progress on the newer projects. So as usual a mixed bag.

How are you doing at working in some stitching time along with the holiday preparations?  

1. Julie in GA
2. karen
3. Amanda
4. Meloney

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

To Do Tuesday: Start of the Holiday Vacation

Just three more days that I have to get up, get dressed and drive to work for 2020.  I was going to say just three more days of work for the year, but that's not quite true. I'm going to have to work a bit while I'm off. But if I spend an hour a day on the work computer most days of vacation, the reward is I should be able to check off a few big things on my work "to do" list and I'll start the new work year on better footing.  That's worth the hour a day out of my fun time.  

The stitching "to do" list from last week has more check marks than I expected to have. 

Weekly To Do List for 12/2/2019
1.  Twinkle Stars - Add last two borders - progress
2.  Frolic- Start Clue 2, make progress on clue 1 
3.  Mosaic Mystery - finish November's clue 
4. Winter Quilt Along - finish clue 2 and clue 3 - progress

Last week was pretty brutal in terms of overtime worked.  So the   two check marks is two more than I thought I'd get.  Add in there was a bit of progress with the Winter Quilt Along  and Twinkle Stars too, it was a more reasonable week then I expected.  Most evenings I barely got in 15 minutes of stitching time. 

My holiday vacation kinda starts on Thursday.  I have to work next Tuesday because there are some key meetings my supervisor asked me not to miss.  But there is Christmas to get ready for.  The tree's not up yet and there are gifts to wrap. So I'm not going to get too ambitious with the list for this week as much as I'm tempted to start adding more than four items.  

Weekly To Do List for 12/10/2019
1. Twinkle Stars - Add the rainbow border. 

I've gotten started cutting and stitching the different fabrics together.  The plan for this week is to get this border stitched together and then stitched on.  

2.  Frolic - Make progress on clues 1 and 2, plus get started on clue 3 when it comes out on Friday. 

3.  Winter Quilt Along - Finish Hour 3 and Hour 4 clues, plus make a start on the clue for hour 5.  

Quiltgirl Winter Quilt Along
Alycia Quilts

I finally finished the Hour 2 clue.  Hour 3 was all up on the design wall yesterday, but last night I was able to get row 1 and 2 pinned together so it can be stitched.  I should have time tonight to make more progress on this section so I can move on to the Hour 4 clue before Alycia releases Hour 5 tomorrow. 

4.  Mosaic Mystery - Finish the December Clue

That's my list for this week.  Work is finally started to slow down a bit, so the working overtime should be finished for the year.  I should be able to check off all four from my list next week.  That will feel really good. 

Linking up with Home Sewn by Us for To Do Tuesday.  

Monday, December 9, 2019

Weekend Mental Health Stitching

Once I finish the reports that are due tomorrow, things at work should slow down a bit. Fingers crossed that's the case anyway.  I made headway today, but took a break after six hours of report writing to do some mental health stitching. All work and no play makes for a stressed out and not happy quilter.  

I only managed about three hours of stitching time, but it felt so nice to play with fabric and thread.  I got started on clue 2 for Frolic, this year's Bonnie Hunter mystery.

Bonnie Hunter 2019 Mystery Quilt 
The pattern calls for a lot more pieces than that, but at least it's a start. I was also able to finish off Hour 2 of the Winter Quilt Along.

That's the last of the blue HSTs.  Hour 3 is a bit farther along then it was. 

Quiltgirl Winter Quilt Along
Alycia Quilts

If I get some stitching time tomorrow evening, I might just get Hour 3 finished. We'll see, I'm betting I end up staying late at work to finish those last few reports and don't get much stitching time tomorrow. 

I'm now sane enough to make a go of it tomorrow.  It may be a long day, but hopefully that's the last of the long days till we get back from holiday vacation. Linking up with the usual Monday show and tell over at Monday Making.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Week 49: Stitching Stuff

It's week 49, so just 3 weeks and 2 days left in 2019.  I'm so not ready to change calendars.  How about you?  Let's just ignore that for now and focus on how last week went. Did you get in your 15 minutes of stitching time most days?  

Work has been brutally busy, but I still managed to get in a bit of stitching related activity every day last week, though it pretty much was just 15 minutes a day during the business week.  

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/December 7/7 days
15 minute days/2019 = 309/341 days
Success rate = 90.62%

I'm on track to end 2019 having stitched 15 minutes more than 90% of the time.  Last year my success rate was 92.9%.  Doubtful I'll reach that mark this year.  After the work mania of the last few weeks, I'm more than happy with my current success rate. It could be so much worse. 

How did you do this week at getting in some stitching time each day? 

1. Meloney
2. Chrisknits
3. karen
4. Julie in GA
5. Shasta @ High Road Quilter
6. DawnyK
7. Amanda
8. Christina's Handicrafts

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Friday, December 6, 2019

December One Monthly Goal

I was so glad to make it to Friday, only to discover that I'd missed the deadline on some important reports. So the first 6 hours of my day off were spent not in the sewing room, but on my work computer finishing up what was supposed have been turned in Thursday.  We get up at 4:30 AM (yes even on our day off) so I was done by 10:30, but it made for a lousy start to the day.  That's the kind of week it's been. I'm hoping that it will be calmer the rest of the month.  Assuming that's the case, what should I pick as the December One Monthly Goal?

There's lots going on in the sewing room. Four mystery quilt alongs in progress:

Mosaic Mystery Quilt
from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs

 2019 Christmas Mystery
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)

 Quiltgirl Winter Quilt Along
Alycia Quilts

Bonnie Hunter 2019 Mystery Quilt 

Of those four only the 2019 Christmas Mystery is far enough along that it could be a finished flimsy by the end of the month. 

Or I could focus on the new borders I decided that Twinkle Stars needed. 

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

There's no chance of getting in another finish before the end of the year. But it would be nice to get one off the UFO list in January. Since Twinkle Stars is the closest to finished flimsy, it just makes sense to put in the effort on that project. So that's the plan, get Twinkle Stars to finished flimsy.  Fingers crossed that I can make that happen before the calendar turns over to the new year.