Did you make New Year's Resolutions?
I'm a chronic list maker and goal setter, but not a New Years Resolution person. That isn't stopping me from starting the year with some Stitchy Goals in mind though, and today I thought I'd share my list with you! I'm keeping my list short and simple.
Goals for 2013:
1. Finish Farmer's Wife Quilt.
I've got 36 blocks left to make, and then the sashing and borders to be added. I'm so excited to finish my quilt, but I know I'll miss this wonderful, wonderful long term project.
2. Finish Bee Block Quilts.
Right now I have 6 sets of Bee Blocks from participating in 4 different bees. I also have a finished top that isn't so finished. I've got one block that turned the wrong way and needs to be corrected before it can be layered and quilted. I intend to finish all 7 quilts by the end of the year.
Here's a little peek at my sets of bee blocks.
3. Practice some project monogamy!
I do believe you should go where you feel inspired to go creatively, but I've got to get a handle on things and actually FINISH more often! I'm working on a plan for this, and I'll let you know when I have it all settled in my mind.
4. Spend Less Money on Fabric.
Less stash enhancing and more stash using! I want to spend less on fabric so I need to limit my temptation, so one step I've already taken is to unsubscribe from most of the online shop newsletters that flood my inbox every day.
I also have a list of things I'd like to do, not goals, but just a want to list.
Things I'd like to Do or Try in 2013:
1. Make another Quilt with my blogging buddy Karin, from Lovin' Life at the End of the Dirt Road.
Making our Scrap Jar Quilts together was so much fun! We knew wanted to do another quilt together even before we finished the Scrap Jars. We've actually decided on a pattern and hope to get going with this in the spring or early summer. Both of us need to gather some fabric first. Although most of my prints will come from the stash I need to add a few more. Gee, shopping....... best keep in mind Goal #4, huh?
2. Make a Diamond Quilt.
Hmmm, this one might be related to the first thing on the list...... =)
3. Make a Scrap Quilt.
I did a huge scrap sort in December and discovered I have even MORE scraps than I thought..... and I can hardly wait to make another scrap quilt!
4. Make a Bag or Two.
I am terrible with this. It is rather embarrassing. I have a stack of patterns, but I never actually make any bags! This year I'd like to make at least 2 bags. Here's just a few of the bag patterns in my stash.
5. Finish some UFO's.
Now this could certainly be a full time job. My UFO's were nearly cleared out when January of 2012 began, but I added a bunch to the pile as the year progressed. I don't plan to make myself crazy about this, but I do need to start working through the stack, and try not to add more on it.
That's it! My List!
Do you have a List, too?
Here's to hours of Happy Stitching as we all work through our plans for 2013!