I told you I was going to get around to making some plans/goals for this year.
I finally have some time to do just that.
So let's elaborate on these shall we?
1-Finish Some WIPs:
Yes, yes, we all *say* this is something we will do but does it actually happen? I have to say that it usually does NOT happen for me. I find that "have to" sewing usually gets in the way of my best laid plans. This year though as I said previously I have way less of those (so far anyway). I made a list of my WIPs (some not all) and will do my best to make a dent in them. Oh, so, you want to know what those are you say? Here is the list I have made to date.
*Purple and yellow baby quilt - top is finished and it is on it's way to the quilter
*Green Scrap quilt - top is finished and it is on it's way to the quilter
*2010 Christmas BOM - top is finished and it is on it's way to the quilter
*Crazy Baskets - working on the top
*Prismata - I have the pattern ready and the fabrics selected
*Retro Bunnies - All the blocks are made. I need to determine how I want to sash this and find the backing I bought to use for it
*Jelly Roll Sampler - Blocks are made, I need to determine sashing and put together
*Kei Kei Scrap quilt - I think I still need to make a few more blocks, but when I get to this one I will re-assess
*Partridge in a Pear Tree - pattern and fabrics are together
*Tisket-A-Tasket - Some blocks are done but everything is all together to finish them.
*Peter Rabbit Cross Stitch Blocks - I think, no, I KNOW, this is my oldest WIP. I began these cross stitch blocks when my oldest niece was born (she is now 33! Don't judge me!!) The cross stitch has been LONG done but I have not designed a quilt to put them into.
*Floral Fiber Works Jack the Cat - I have him partially completed. My DD2 wants one too, but I can't officially call hers a WIP as it is not begun. I think when I finish mine I will give myself permission to begin hers.
*Chicken of the Sea - I need to make the words for this quilt and put them with the blocks.
WHEW!! I *wish* that was ALL my WIPs but sadly it is not. It may be close if I am only counting ones I have actually made a start with. Stay tuned!
2-Destash and Declutter:
This is something I need to do in my quilt room (I am drowning in fabirc, and I know I will never be able to use it all. I am thinking that I need time to pull fabric out cubby by cubby and re-home those fabrics that I know I will not be using. I need to do this with my books too. I hate to admit it but I still have some bins in the basement that I need to go through and either move to the quilt room or re-home.
I also need to do this in my home (so my kids don't have to deal with what I had to when my dad passed away). Part of this will be addressing the bins in the basement. I need to go room by room and purge. Hubby has already begun doing this in the kitchen. He is planning a MASSIVE garage sale in the spring. I would say clothes need to come next for me too. I have lost quite a bit of weight and need to get rid of clothes that no longer fit me.
3-Spend Time Using my EQ Program:
This was a goal I had last year and I even went to the EQ University. I learned so much! Then came home and promptly did nothing! I hope to change that in the new year.
Additional life goals for 2018:
- I have some older cross stitch projects I would like to finish. I dug one out recently and have been trying to stitch at night so I can be in the same room as my hubby.
-Continue my weight loss goals and striving to be more healthy. Healthy eating is always evolving at my home and we are doing pretty well. I need to help my hubby with his eating so he can lower his A1c and not become pre-diabetic. He is definitely a WIP, LOL.
-Plan some trips with my hubby in the new fifth wheel. I am looking forward to doing some short trips this year and getting to spend more time with my hubby and cats exploring the US. I received a fold up table to use with my sewing machine for the camper and am most anxious to try it out!
-I want to try yoga too. I think the quiet time and the exercise will do me some good.
OK, so there you have it. My goals for 2018. Have you made any goals for yourself?