Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Here I come!

Calvin just has a way of saying things perfectly, don't you think? I think I'm pretty awesome, but I do have some goals for this coming year. There are projects I want to complete, new skills I want to conquer, and life I want to enjoy.

GOAL #1 -- UFO Project: Finish at least 6 of my current WIP projects.

I need to conquer a few UFOs. As I've been organizing my new sewing room, I've come to realize that several of my UFOs are so close to being completed. I want to finish at least 6 of my current WIP projects, including:
  • Project: Fractured Flower Quilt - Fractured Flowers Quilt
Fractured Flower Quilt
I'm still mad at this project, so it hangs out in a time-out bin. I just need to buck up and finish it. All the rows are sewn, I just need to sew the rows together. That is all! 

  • Project: Wheel of Fortune Quilt - Wheel of Fortune Quilt
Wheel of Fortune Quilt
Again, so close to finishing this one. Just need to finish quilting the edges. I've already made the binding. Not much longer.

  • Project: Cathedral Window Pillow - Cathedral Window Quilt Pillow
Modern Cathedral Window Quilt
This only just recently joined my WIP page, but I'm anxious to complete it only because I LOVE Cathedral Window quilts. I want to make a pillow for my quilting Great-Great Aunt's chair I inherited.

  • Project: Purse
I have been intimidated by this project. I absolutely LOVE this purse, but I've never done anything like this so I'm afraid. I'm afraid I won't understand the instructions. I'm afraid I'll mess it up. I'm afraid mine won't be as pretty. 
My goal is to banish the fear, learn something new, and embrace what comes. (fingers crossed)

GOAL #2 -- Learn New Skills: There is so many things I still want to learn!
  • Skill: Free Motion Quilting--I have had so much fun quilting my own projects. I want to explore new FMQ patterns. I especially want to improve my feathers. I've been eyeballing a class on Craftsy called Free-Motion Quilting Feathers. Hmmmm.....maybe I'll take the class.
  • Skill: Machine Embroidery--My mom LOVES machine embroidery. It is her  preferred method of quilting her quilts. My new (to me) sewing machine has an emboidery module, and I want to learn how to use it. I might love it, I might hate it, I might thing "meh." But I want to learn the basics. 
  • Skill: Crochet--I know this isn't a quilting skill, but I still want to learn to do it. My craft pintrest board is being filled up with more and more crochet projects. 

GOAL #3 -- Enjoy Life: Be Grateful for Each Day!

I want to be able to go to bed each night knowing I accomplished something good. It could be supporting my kids with their various sports activities, making a new friend, finished a quilting goal, or cleaning my fridge.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. -- Psalms 118:24
This has long been my favorite scripture because it reminds me that each day is gift. Each day is a new beginning. And I should make something out of every day.

Here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year! I'm excited for what 2015 might bring. 

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