Like many others I am joining Yvonne of Quilting JetGirl in her Planning Party for 2019. This is my 4th year of goal setting and I really enjoy the process of sifting through my ambitions and wishes for the year ahead.
Here's a quick update of last year's progress. I did complete 6 quilts and I'm working on completing the 7th right now so I may exceed that goal. I did do some practice with free motion and walking foot quilting although not as much as I was intending. I did not set aside weekly time for fabric play although I did enter some challenges in the later part of the year which helped me to have some creative play time.
Regarding the blog I did not always manage two posts a week but I did share some community outreach work. In my personal goals I did spend more time with my sister and I did go to museums a bit more. I made some progress in cooking and cleaning strategies but I did not get back to daily meditation and goal setting.
As I move into 2019 I have some exciting news to share with you. My two quilting buddies and I pooled our money and bought a sit down long arm machine ( mid arm). It's living a Wendy's house as she has the most time to use it at present but I am super excited to be using it as well. Also in the fall of 2019 I'll be moving into semi retirement, so my time will free up but my money will tighten up. So keeping these things in mind here are my goals for 2019.
1. Improve my quilting both waking foot and free motion, using my home machine.
2. Become comfortable with the "mid arm" and work on my free motion skills with it. The plan is to start with quilting on donation quilts, as we always have more quilt tops than quilters.
3. Complete 4 to 6 UFO's (hopefully) all that practise above will help with this.
4. Continue to work on challenges as they arise. This will include the Curated Quilts challenges, guild challenges and any other challenges that come my way and catch my fancy. While working on these challenges also work on creativity and skill building.
For my Christmas gift I asked Dwight to build shelves in the cupboard in my sewing room. This next goal relates specifically to that.
5. As I rearrange my fabrics, scraps books and patterns, look over each item and make a decision about whether to keep it before placing it on a shelf.
1. Post once or twice a week depending on content.
2. Write more process posts
3. Work on better photos.
1. Make better use of my Quilters Planner.
2.Continue to develop better cooking and cleaning strategies.
3. Retain flexibility as life keeps throwing those curve balls to me.
4. Be kind and patient with myself and others.
I welcome 2019 with all it has to offer and I look forward to sharing another quilting journey with my fellow quilt bloggers.