Thursday, January 1, 2015
2015 Guidelines

Refold/organize ONE cube/spot in my stash per month

Work on ONE UFO per month and move it One more step towards completion.  (add borders, set blocks into a top, etc)

Any piece of stash less than 9" WOF goes into the scrap box to be recut into usable units--noodles, 3.5" x 6.5" bricks, 5" charms.  

Finish a UFO before starting a new project (this one is a bit iffy)
I plan to participate in Design Wall Mondays, Stashbuster's UFO Challenge, Rainbow Scrap Challenge and other internet fun.  Even Stash reports!  I may not post to each one every week--but I enjoy them. 

I plan to make quilts for donation and for family. 

I will participate in internet fun.  

I will remind myself its the PROCESS I love the most!
 
 My word for the year is ENJOY

My goals for 2015 are the same as 2014.  I like my goals!  I like my word!  I ENJOY quilting--why else would I do it??  Avoiding "Magpie Syndrome" helps.  Planning my starts is the key.  Put that new project on a list, think about it.  Pick fabric to use from my stash.  Resize it maybe.  I often take notebook to bed and draw diagrams, do math with a calculator.  I finished at least 12 big quilts this year.  I reduced stash by 89 yards while adding some new fabrics.  I still have quilters ADD, I flit from project to project.  A recent line of conversation on Stashbusters is how doing "just one more thing" really works.  Maybe you don't have time to tackle a big project, but you can wind bobbins.  Press some fabric.  Refold/put away stash.  A binding project is kept near my recliner, maybe I can only sew one needle's work of thread.  It all adds up!  
 
Have you thought about where you'd like your quilting to take you?  What you like best?  How about a bucket list?  I can't talk about a bucket list too much!  Have you made one, or started one from it?? Don't think its too hard, or I'll do it "later".  Try a practice block before committing to it.  Ask another quilter for help.  But, above all else, ENJOY what you do!!  And be yourself!
 
I wish you all a Happy New Year!   Lori


6 comments:

Nancy said...

Great plans for 2015 - all realistic.

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

"Enjoy" is definitely the watch word. It's the "process" I enjoy too. For me, having a bunch of stuff cut and ready to just shove through the machine one after the other is very relaxing. Now, if I could only "enjoy" putting on borders I'd be ahead of the game.

Sara said...

Great goals! And you are so right that it's the process that we enjoy - so we need to allow ourselves to enjoy it.

I am also trying to chip away at the scraps. I'll continue to cut the small pieces into squares, bricks, and strips. It made a difference last year.

Mary-Kay Colman said...

I have to say that's a pretty impressive list and right on the money too! The only UFO's that I have are ones that need to be quilted. I think I have 18 0r so tops. My friend just bought a long arm and is going away for a month and she has a cat that needs to be fed. So I will be there for that month, feeding her cat and using her machine. I wonder how many tops I can get quilted. I might have to move in for the month. Lucky for me she only lives a few blocks away.

Elaine Adair said...

Good job Lori - your "one more thing" is similar to my own "with purpose". I list things that are doable during the day, nothing humongous or earthshattering or really difficult, but those nagging little jobs and I have found that thinking "with purpose" I am more apt to do them, rather than flitting from one interest to another Hope this works for you. We're all in a similar boat - don't discount all the things that you DO accomplish. 8-)) Happy New Year

Elaine Adair said...

Good job Lori - your "one more thing" is similar to my own "with purpose". I list things that are doable during the day, nothing humongous or earthshattering or really difficult, but those nagging little jobs and I have found that thinking "with purpose" I am more apt to do them, rather than flitting from one interest to another Hope this works for you. We're all in a similar boat - don't discount all the things that you DO accomplish. 8-)) Happy New Year