First up are the things I *need* to finish this year... well before Christmas really.
1. Joshua needs an advent calendar: Jess and Mia didn't get theirs until their second Christmas, but Joshua will be nearly one by Christmas and I think Jess and Mia will ask why he doesn't have one. I've found some fabulous reindeer line drawings on Pinterest - it's a dead link, so no idea what the source is, but I think I can make them work.
2-4. Every year, with one exception, I've made the girls a new Christmas Tree decoration each. They love pulling them out from previous years and proudly hanging them on the tree, so it's a tradition I'd like to keep up. I've bought an embroidery pattern from Threadfolk to make a couple for the girls and I'm on the lookout for one for Josh.
5. And Josh needs a Santa Sack (like a stocking, but a more useful shape). I have enough fabric left over from when I made them for the girls a couple of years ago.
6. There are some Christmas presents on the list too: a quilt for Mia: I'm making Tall Tales Quilt blocks, and need another 59.... easy. Jessica's quilt, Lisa the Unicorn, was a finish last quarter.
7. A quilt for my Uncle using the Kinship pattern made all in batiks. I'm tow-thirds through the blocks, but there's some sashing in the near future!
8-9. Three pouches using some special fabric I can't share yet: one will have an EPP slant, and the other a free motion embroidery twist. The third I'm less sure on.
10-11. I've got hold of some more equilateral triangles in Alison Glass fabrics and I'm going to make a small cushion for Mia and for Jess. These have been hanging around for a while, but I've never prioritised.
12. A pouch made from a skirt... pouches are easy enough, but the fabric is scaring me a bit - it's a stretchy underlayer in pink with a thick black lacy top... It would be great to get a couple of pouches out of it.
13. More immediate deadlines are a Woppet bucket for a swap this coming weekend. It's so close to finished. But not quite. I hate sewing up the final seam...
14. I've picked out a foundation pieced shark pattern to make a cushion for my nephew... it might be a birthday present (October) or it might be a Christmas present - I'm not committing!
15. I have an embroidery to finish imminently... I'm using a beautiful hand-dyed thread and I really hope I have enough to finish it!
16. I have two baby quilts to finish: Preppy the Whale just needs binding.
17. And I need to make an Awesome Ocean baby quilt
18-19. And the brother and sisters of the recipients of the baby quilts are going to get matching cushions, so two Preppy the Whale cushions and a seahorse cushion.
And now for the projects that don't necessarily have a deadline...
20. Kinship Rainbow quilt: I've finished all the blocks
21. Meadowland: this was supposed to be a quick quilt that wouldn't linger... when I looked back through my photos I realised I cut it out in March, so that ship has well and truly sailed.
22. Penguin Parade: It would be great to snuggle under this at Christmas: All the blocks are cut and I've bought a backing. Two backings in fact.
23. Fancy Forest: I've made really good progress with this over the last few months and it now feels like it has some momentum behind it.
24. Crumb Quilt: I have sourced a backing, I just need to baste it and make a start with the hand quilting.
25. Tula Nova: this is also at the hand quilting stage.
26. Let's pop Neon City back on the list again shall we!
27. We're going to be swapping sisterhood quilt blocks this weekend and I'm going to make a tote bag out of them!
28: Round of cats is making an appearance again. These are quilted, I just need to make them into cushions.
29. I have three orphan hexie blocks and I now have a plan for them: one is already appliqued to a background, the other two need to be appliqued and then these will become a Speedy Vinyl Pouch and a Lola Pouch.
30. Pretty Fabrics and Trims Summer Sampler: I'm relishing working on this - it's all pieced and needs some hand quilting adding.
31-33: the most unrealistic: I've made embroidery hoops for the kids walls in the past. It's been a while and it would be lovely to have one for each of them by the end of the year: a unicorn for Mia, rabbits for Jess and a whale for Joshua. I have all three patterns, two are transferred and one is actually started.