PhD in 2020

I am joining Gail in her PhD in 2020 project. You can read all about this here.

Now, I am no stranger to working with UFOs and PROs (new projects). You will see that I have worked pretty hard since 2016 to whittle down my list. There were, however, a few glitches in the process.

The first, and best, was becoming an Island Batik Ambassador. That happened in 2018 the precise year I planned to finish a whole bunch of projects. It continued in 2019. Here we are at 2020 and that monthly deadline is gone, so I can get back in the saddle.

Good news, I am faster. I have a way to quilt projects now that makes getting to the finish line so much more fun. You have read about sweet Tabitha, and she is a gem.

Unrealistically, there are 3 hand projects on the list. Two could easily be accomplished in a year and the 3rd next year. If we spend the summer in Maine or travel, these puppies are going with me!

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  1. January 8, 2020 / 7:08 AM

    Hi again, Kathleen! Yippee! I have no doubt you will obtain that goal easily. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. January 8, 2020 / 10:01 AM

    For the life of me, I cannot figure out why I don’t get your blog posts in my inbox. Your newsletter drops in just fine. Anyway, yay for you joining up with Gail. I really should, but I’m ignoring my UFOs right now. 🙂

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