2020's Monthly To Do List

2020 is upon us and it is time to start the monthly to-do list. Like last year, I will update once a week and at the end of the month will add the next month's list at the top. That way the current month will be visible.
Stash Shrinker is set up and I'm doing more color coding this year. 
- Black - in the stash and my fabrics
- Red - in the stash and Daughter's fabrics
- Blue - fabric purchased for a project (new or to finish)

I am also going to inventory the fabric. As I use a piece of fabric it will go into the Purchase (Inventory) column and what I use will go into the Sewn column. The goal is to have the same amount in both columns so nothing goes back onto the shelves. I have the multiplier set to 100 meters to be sewn so, technically I can't buy fabric. 
I am also setting some days aside to sew only Halloween and Christmas fabrics. 5 3 days per month from January to November for Christmas fabrics. Halloween fabrics will be 3  2 days per month only in the months having 31 days. I'm stealing an idea from another person. 23-25 of month is Christmas sewing and 30-31 Halloween sewing. 

Fabric Out Of The Stash 2020

January - 10.6 meters. I had 13.1 meters of fabric that was inventoried. The 2.5 meters is left from the cat bag and the Snow wall hanging. 


The Goal

  • Sew down more of the stash. Try for 10 meters but will be happy with 8 meters. 
  • Sew Christmas fabric for 3 days. 
  • First two days of February - 1.05 m sewn
  • Week Two - 1.05 meters sewn
  • Week Three - 4.15 meters sewn

Sewing Projects

  • Reading Pillow
  • Valentine wall hanging (embroidered) I have to buy fabric for this one. (Done Feb. 9, 2020)
  • Doll's dress (test)
  • Piping
  • Tree skirt for daughter. 
  • Table topper and runner for our dining area
  • Reusable bag that a person wants (Done Feb. 12, 2020)
  • Second Snow wall hanging (Done Feb. 9, 2020)


  • Escarpment cowl (Done Feb. 2, 2020)
  • Baby hat out of worsted weight yarn
  • Doll's sweater from sport weight yarn
  • Doll's shawl from sport weight yarn
  • Dog's sweater for Colt


The sewing room is clean and ready for me to start sewing. All fabric in the sewing room officially becomes stash on Jan. 1, 2020. 

The Goal

January's focus is on 
  • Christmas fabrics for 5 3 days
    • 2.5 meters of fabric cut out waiting to be sewn starting Jan. 23.
  • Halloween fabrics for 2 days 
  • Piping
  • At the end of Week 2 - of the 5.6 meter taken out, I have cut out or sewn 4.9 meters.
  • At the end of Week 3 - of the 4.25 meters taken out, I have cut out/sewn 3.55 meters.  
  • At the end of Week 4 - of the 2.5 meters taken out, I have sewn 1.4 meters. 
I pulled out a pile of matching Christmas fabric and I'm going to sew it first. Tree skirts, table toppers, runners, and what ever else fills the bill. 

Sewing Projects

This should be a high yardage month due to the winter weather. If it isn't done, I'm not going to beat myself up. 
  • Tree skirt for myself (Done January 24, 2020

  • Table toppers (Done Jan. 26, 2020)
  • Table topper (Done Jan. 26, 2020)
  • Reading pillow (February - may need to buy some fabric for this one.) Fabric is bought. 
  • Animal print purse (new pattern to try out for my reusable grocery bags.) (Done Jan. 19, 2019) 

  • One embroidery project - wall hanging (Done January 22, 2020)
  • Piping (How much will be the end of the month's tally -- 2.0+2.7 meters) Fabric used .3  Dark blue piping is 3 meters and .15 meters of fabric used. (Total fabric used is .45 meter)

  • One doll's outfit (test or otherwise) I'm almost done the dress - (Done Jan. 12, 2019)
  • Wall hanging (One done Jan. 2, 2019)

Knitting Projects

  • Doll's dress - Jazz that Kit is wearing. (Done Jan. 9, 2020)
  • Doll sweaters and hats from sports weight yarn
  • Doll sweaters from sock yarn
  • Sweater 101 course - Size 1 child's sweater. (Done Jan. 22, 2020

  • Messy Bun hat (Done Jan. 27, 2020)

1 comment:

  1. Great sewing plans for 2020. I will take parts of your ideas and merge it with other ideas I have for 2020. Starting the year off with sewing Christmas projects is a great idea, especially for me, who sewed very little in 2019.