Sunday, September 27, 2009

Finn's New Years Eve Challenge 2009


I'm in like Finn, and joining her "New Year's Eve Challenge." While Finn is Crossing the T's and Dotting the I's... I'm just trying to count up to 19.

NINETEEN???? I told Finn that I could get 19 projects done by New Year's Eve??

My magical awakening at 3 am and its resulting sleep deprivation has pushed me over the proverbial edge but I continue to hold on...and as I've always proclaimed "My best work is done at the edge, holding onto one world, and yet fully walking in another;)" But honestly, I have a huge '(want) to do' list, and as I looked at what had to be done in the next 3 months and counting all the small ones, and all the baby sized ones, and all the too big to fit in (but I will ones)...yep, 19.

And no, that did not include my Christmas gifts...I'm talking charitable donations, here except for one birthday gift and one new baby gift!
And no...that is not what you see on my 'to do list'....it's larger than even that!

Last year I signed up for her challenge... and as soon as I did, I headed for Alaska to help out my parents. I stayed a month and then I then I was barely home again and got called back with Love and Hope to help my parents in another emergency health situation for another 2 months!

So, on New Year's Eve 2008, I was on an Alaska Airline's plane to Seattle, and then a Horizon plane to Portland, Oregon and no additional projects were even done.

But I had worked harder than I've ever worked in my life care taking my very, very ill parents, with medications and side effects, and personal care, and constant fetching and carrying and of course...cleaning, cooking, doing diabetic shots, getting the rest of my family up to Alaska for Christmas in the middle of a snow storm...finding every single person in my extended family a gift.....you name it. I am a (; doing and gifting over-achiever ;)

So I didn't feel guilty...just sorry, that I didn't get to play along! Finn, bless her heart, let me make mine 'late' and she added me to her sidebar anyway. So, you see...we're all winners no matter what! So, add your name to her list and join in the fun!

Here are Finn's NO Quilt Police Allowed, No Rules, Rules":

As Finn says "Anyone can join and play along. The purpose to clear the decks of a few more unfinished projects before we begin 2010! Each quilter (or cross-stitcher) selects how many projects she wishes to finish between now and New Years Eve."

All you have to do is commit to 'x' number of projects and then show photos and track them and let her know as you go along......it's great fun...and help us all get committed (er, feel committed...er, be certifiable, oh..you know what I mean ;) Last year, many of us were over-achievers, but that was o.k. We still tried!

So join us and check her sidebar for who has signed up so far, and for how much and how many projects!