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2013 Goals

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IMG_0265Perfect day for sewing and making goals for sewing.  I’m usually not much of a New Years resolution type but this year I made some.

1.  Be more positive (in my sewing and in my day to day life).    I pray every night to overlook the negative and focus on the positive.

2.  Learn to paper piece.

3.  Learn to FMQ.

4.  Start/finish my Swoon quilt.  I think I’m to the point now where I am not going to completely ruin my precious Ruby fabric so time to start cutting.

5.  Finish my Craftsy BOM.

6.  Participate in Alyssa’s Skill Builder BOM and stay on top of it and actively participate with the group.

7.  Get a Flickr account–(I’ve already done this–Woot! woot!)

8.  Blog more often–I’ve found it so enjoyable to share my finishes.

9.  Complete Lil Bee’s quilt.

10.  Finish Hubby’s T-shirt quilt (i really want this done so he’ll stop asking about it)

11.  Do a table runner for my MIL

12.  Make a quilt for my oldest daughter.

13.  Start the Mystery Quilt that I am doing with the Bag Ladies Quilters so that I am done with it by April.

14.  Complete some quilts out of the Modern Patchwork book I got for Christmas.  Elizabeth Hartman has an amazing talent in putting together fabrics/colors–I wish I could use the exact same fabrics she used.  I need to do some of the techniques in the Quilting Modern book too because it’s just as awesome and I haven’t tried anything yet.

15.  I would like to complete 12 quilts/projects this year.

16.  But most of all – remember to savor the time with my kids because they are growing so fast .

The kiddos 2012

The kiddos 2012

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Author: LauraC

I am a working mother of 3 beautiful children and wife of a very supportive husband (that is addicted to running). I love creative endeavors. Quilting is my way to get in touch with myself and unwind and hopefully connect with others too.

8 thoughts on “2013 Goals

  1. After reading this post…I am now thinking about my quilting goals. I have already singed up for a class to learn paper piecing but I will greatly ponder what I want to improve on! Great Post!

  2. I have some of the same goals! I’ll be trying to FMQ right along with you and I have some more Modern Patchwork projects planned (Glam Garlands is next for me I think– once I finish some WIPs!) I enjoy your presence here. Happy 2013 sewing!

  3. I downloaded the modern patchwork book on my kindle last night. It is a fantastic book full of colour and inspiration. I am now going to order the hardcover copy from Amazon so that I can snuggle under a quilt on the couch and think about a future project from it. I like your goals for the coming year. Looking forward to reading your blog and seeing your craft achievements. Happy New Year.

  4. Thanks for the like. Great goal list. I also plan to work on my FMQ this year. I will be working on many of the FMQ blocks on Leah Day’s blog http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/. The skill building block of the month that your posted looks like fun as well. I may be signing up for that too! Happy New Year.

    • Thank you for the kind words (about my kids as well:). I need to look at Leah Day’s site –my mother keeps reminding me about all the great tutorials she has. I still need to order a free motion foot for my machine–I don’t understand why they don’t carry those on the shelf at Joann’s. I’m looking forward to the BOM-I hope you can join us.

  5. By the way, your kids are adorable!

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