Monday, December 9, 2013

My PHD

Hi ya! Well, it looks like December is rushing by me as fast as the rest of this year has. Good gracious. I said I was going to start Christmas stuff in July and somebunny (DEECE) said she and I would hold each other accountable. Let's just say NOT!! hee,hee,hee. It's just how it goes sometimes, life takes a detour.

However, I do feel much more organized going into the new year. Fellowship of the flowers will start on January 1st. Stay tuned as I have lots to tell you and it's going to be soooooooo much fun!!


Also, my local quilt guild, The Croatan Quilters, has something to keep me inspired as well . People sign up to finish their PHD's! Now don't go getting all crazy thinking we are going back to college. These PHD's stand for Projects Half Done!!! Haaaaaaaaaa!! Just cracks me up!!!!


So, I'm going to sign up this year to work on this PHD. I started this quilt back in 2005 for my best friend, Beth. It's going to be a king sized quilt for her bed. Lucky for me she doesn't suffer from OCDD (Obsessive Compulsive Decorating Disorder) and hasn't changed her color scheme like some of us. Ahem...I changed mine 5 times since then. Naughty. You know those darn point police are going to be all over this quilt. No wonder I stopped working on it. ;)


How it works is each participant signs up and shows what they are going to finish. We donate a few dollars to the pool for each project. Then as you finish your PHD, your name gets crossed off the list for the project you completed. At the end of the year a winner is drawn and you get half of the money in the hat. Fun huh?

I have another PHD around here somewhere that I would also like to finish in the new year. So, what are your PHDs and are you ready for Christmas? Did you make a lot of stuff this year, or are you just shopping?

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

16 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I know. I know. I've been working away, but I started in November instead of June this year. Well, we always have 2014, right? ;-)

Sorry I haven't been in touch. I'll send an email to explain everything. (Not bad. Just busy.)

TTYS. Love to you, D and the Bunns.
xo
Deece

Judy1522 said...

I have several PHD's and now when people ask what I am up to I am going to tell them I am working on my PHD. Won't they think I am brilliant when I tell them I have several PHD's?

Jules Woolford said...

I have a headless doll.
Well, she actually has a head, it's just not attached to her body. Could have got her out for Halloween.......xxx

Charlene Lamb said...

Isn't the PHD thing fun? I know its helped me get a few UFOs completed! Love ya!

Lija Broka said...

Oh dear, and there was I thinking you signed up for a long distance course ... love abbreviations.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Michelle, I have to run off, but this was a great BOOST for me this morning! Much love and finish that PH.D!

KaHolly said...

I always wished I had a PhD. Little did I know I have a half dozen or more in a basket in my closet!! Love yours!

Heather said...

I am making lots of last minute Christmas gifts this year. Money is tight but my stash is huge so that is a big help!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, love star quilts - no quilt police here, so finish this one. I don't have any old PHDs, but about 6 flimsies waiting from all the QALs thru the year - once that new machine gets here, they will be made short work of.

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt Michelle and yes.....I have sevral PHDS!! Love the OCDD term, good one!

speedyrabbit said...

that will be lovely when its finishedyour friend is very lucky,xx Rachel

Sheila said...

Good luck fulfilling your PHD , I have several , oh just think of the list that could go behind my name ;-) e do this at our guild as well, great way to motivate everyone to complete their projects :-)

Createology said...

Now this could actually be a "degree" I could earn. I don't even know all the Projects Half Done because if I did I would be very unhappy with myself. Your guild has a great idea of helping one another. I too was going to begin Christmas gifts in June but never did. Life does get busy. December Delights Dear...

Rabbits' Guy said...

A beautiful and worthy project to finish.

I personally never, ever start a project without a complete plan and all the resources, calendar-time, support, and conviction to complete it.

I started my current one (my only one, ever) back in 1956 and it is not due until 2021 so plenty of time yet. Besides it is just to make my Dad a pencil holder from a nice scrap of pine wood. So not too hard. I'll "get 'er done"

Carrie P. said...

Great idea! Yep! it is a good thing your friend hasn't change her colors. Boy will she be surprised and won't you be happy! It is going to be so pretty! Keep up the good work and good luck winning the loot!

Beth P said...

Oh YIKES!!! I have no idea how many PHD's I have... just talking quilts probably at least 11 or so!!! I know, I know... but I've never been able to afford that longarm machine so I could do my full/queen sized quilt tops so there they sit. I am terrible at hand quilting and manipulating a big quilt under my Bernina is just so uncomfortable... whine, whine, whine :D Don't let our foremothers hear this, lol!
Hugs,
Beth P