So, it seems that writing my little focus lists in January and again at the beginning of March has paid off and I am getting a good handle on the UFOs and WIPs hanging around my soon(ish) to be dismantled sewing room.
Since my March re-focus list I have managed to keep up to date with the Quilt Now Magazine BOM blocks, finished the Rainbow Crumb quilt, my Modern Stitching Bee Quilt and made two lovely bags - a Sidekick tote and a QAYG tote in my favourite fabrics. I even found time for a few other small makes too. All of that means that I have cleared all but two of my WIPs and the longer term UFOs are no more! I think that's a good position to be in considering that I really need to start thinking about getting the sewing room packed away and I really don't want lots of unfinished projects languishing where I cannot access them or while I don't have time to work on them.
So, what's left to focus on?
Well, the Quilt Now BOM is still ongoing for the next 3 issues, I think. I'm hoping that at least two of those months will be possible for me and that I might even just about squeeze in the last one. It would be sooooo good to get it all pieced before I have to take a break from my machine. Fingers crossed.
My other remaining WIP is my crocheted hexies. This one has always been a long term WIP (it is a little bigger than the photo above now) and I am not too concerned about its rate of progress, but it will be a nice project to pick up and keep on the go.
After that, I've got a sewing room to dismantle and LOTS of boxes to relocate. I think it will take me quite a while to make this lot manageable in a new space!
Then, I think it will be time to give some thought to my stitching options for the second half of the year. I know there's a new arrival coming to pre-occupy most of my "spare moments" but I would like to keep stitching somehow, even a little bit here and there. I'm thinking that hand stitching projects will probably be the way to go for a while. So, maybe a little prep from some new handstitching/knitting/crochet projects would help that actually be possible. Need to have a think on that one.
So that's it. In a nutshell, my new focus is on keeping my two current WIPs from becoming UFOs, tidying away a sewing room and preparing some post-baby stitching/sanity plans. Probably not many finishes in there but hey, it's a plan!