PHD in 2023 with Quilting Gail

I was so happy to see Gail is doing it again! Her PHD Challenge keeps me thinking of my UFOs and trying to get at least 12 of them finished. 2022 was derailed for me with losing my great granddaughter, Clarke and then helping K and D with all that was involved when he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma and then passed away in September.

99% of my UFO’s are stuck in the To Be Quilted Bins and I just didn’t manage time in the longarm room when I was at the studio.

I was going to take photos, but just didn’t have time. In the longarm room photo below that desk in the back corner has 3 bins of my flimsies and backings. I’ve been good for the most part putting backing and binding with the flimsies as I pop them in the bin to wait their turn to be finished. 😁

I just returned from there where I had the great adventure of dismantling my longarm, moving furniture and the frame. Then I had to set up the frame and get it levelled. It was a 2 day chore with the little bald guy no longer there to help me with chores, but I managed. I am glad no one was around to video me while I was balancing the frame on my back while trying to either undo or put in the many screws and bolts. 😊 The good news is the frame won’t need be moved if the furnace repairman gets called in to service or repair the furnace.

Still have some tidying and organizing to do but the longarm room is now workable. The ironing station is on the left wall right by the furnace and the cutting table is in the back left corner. The longarm used to be along that left side. Now it’s in the middle of the room. 😃

I spent a couple of hours updating my tracker from last year on Gail’s site. She had it with purple headers and since that’s my favourite colour, I just updated it.

OMG! I’m starting the year with 36 UFOs on my list, but I did get one finished already! I can’t share it yet since it is a project for an upcoming Blog Hop😉

Thank you to Gail for keeping me on tract this year to get at least 12 off my list.

Thank you also to you, for taking the time to read my post. I enjoy reading your comments and will respond to each one! 🤗 Carol

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

9 thoughts on “PHD in 2023 with Quilting Gail

  1. I just started to follow you when you started to do To Do Tuesday and had no idea you have been through so much loss this past year I’m so sorry that you have gone through so much

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    1. Thank you Karen. It was a rough year but we now get a fresh new start and more time to play with fabric. It’s so nice to meet new people and see how creative everyone is. 🤗


  2. Good luck with year! Last year was difficult; be kind to yourself. Grief is hard. Double grief is harder. I love Gail’s PhD and am thinking about it, but my list while large is a lot of new projects, but I will decide soon!

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    1. Such wise, kind words Kathleen. Thank you. I love Gail’s tracker because not only do I work harder on finishing my UFOs, but it shows me if I’m completing new projects and not adding to my UFO list. Double win in my book. 😉


  3. I’m SEW glad you made the tracker in the colours YOU want!!!
    You’re off to a good start, with your list all ready to roll!
    Hopefully, once you get back to the studio, you can get a few of those UFOs finished! 🙂

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    1. Hi Gail. I was determined to start the year organized so I had copied and modified last year’s tracker. The list is bad but I’m off to a good start so I’m not letting it get me down. The PHD will be mine this year 😉

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