Sunday, January 9, 2011

January Quilting Goals

Ahh, January. Time for setting goals and resolutions. I'm a perpetual goal-setter, probably because I fail to finish. But without goals? I'd be even worse. I'd be treading water, never trying to make my way anywhere. At least I set my sights and try to move in the right direction.

This year, I'm going to try to cataloging my monthly goals. Remember, Goals Are Good. Getting there is even better, but without the goal-setting? It's hard for me to keep track of any progress. So, here goes nothing...

1) bead at least 2 sessions each week.
2) finish "The Flower Fades" quilt in time to enter it in M-AQF on Jan 20.
3) do the machine satin-stitch on SIL Sharon's quilt.
4) finish, "This is a quilt" piece for submission to SAQA before Jan 21.
5) tidy up Studio

I've already been at work, picking away at the list bit by bit. Some goals have already been completely missed - "enter Paducah" - fail; "get entry made for Quilting Arts 'petty' competition" - fail. Others are actually seeing progress. I've put 4 hours into beading this past week, and I've spent 2 hours hand quilting on The Flower Fades.

I've also uncovered Sharon's quilt from under a stack of debris, so the "tidy the Studio" also has a dent in it.

In between all of this, I've got a trip to SoCal next week, a quilt-for-hire to pick up on Tuesday, a friend who wants machine quilting lessons, Quilt Show meetings and assignments, and...the list could be overwhelming, were I to put it all down. I won't.

I'll just stick with the Top 5, and fit the others in where possible.

Wish me luck! I'm definitely going to need it!!


Deborah said...

You're really making progress!

Lisa Ellis said...

You're amazing. Your organization and productivity inspires me. I am determined to get some UFOs finished this year. Last year I really bombed. But that is what is nice about the calendar tuning over - it's a fresh start.