Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Starting the New Year Right (Hopefully)

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a very organized person. One of the things I would like to do this year is improve on that. I have some things I would like to accomplish. (I hate to call them “goals,” because that puts too much pressure on me. LOL!) Of course, this is NOT a list of ALL the things I’d like to get done, but it is a start.
  1. Organize (at least some of) my scraps 
  2. Organize my UFOs from “most likely to finish” to “never going to do it”
  3. Organize my studio—label, put away, sell, give away, throw away
  4. Write and post at least one blog post per week
  5. Spend at least one hour a day in my studio
  6. Finish a quilt for the 70,273 Project
  7. Send some kennel quilts to the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team
  8. Finish a quilt for my guild’s Comforts for Kids project
  9. Finish the three art quilts I have started
  10. Finish my big hexagon project
To do this, I didn’t think it would hurt anything to have a little help. This year I purchased a Quilter’s Planner. (I have not been paid by Quilter’s Planner to write this post. I’m just telling you about my experience with it.)
I looked at them last year and decided not to purchase it. I thought it was too pricey. Well, this year it is still pricey, but I bought it. 
You DO get a lot for your money—a nice planner/calendar/organizer, “The Quilter’s Planner Magazine” with 14 patterns, a free pattern for a journal cover, a Facebook group, Instagram group, lots of prizes, and lots of inspiration.

If you would like to join in the fun, it is not too late. You can still get a planner here. If you would like to see some of the things I like about the planner, I’ll post about that in the next couple of days.


Lisa Greenbow said...

I think a planner would be perfect for you. You are busier than anyone I know what with your visiting family, quilting... I will be curious to see how this works out. Like you I don't like to put too much pressure on my time but you have to have some goals set out. The things you have listed don't look too demanding. I bet you would feel great to get you work space all organized. That would be a priority to me. I like a nice neat work space so I can more easily muck it up with projects. ;) Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Your goals look great, and also reasonable. I made my friend organize her UFOs that way and line them up on the floor of her spare room. Then she actually did finish some of them! Sometimes, we don't need to finish. Sometimes, we learn what we wanted, or experience a fabric or pattern, and really, we're finished even if the project isn't. Getting rid of some of that will give you space and also get rid of that sense of guilt or failure, or whatever it is that hangs on when we don't finish things. We were brought up to be finishers. Sometimes, there's no reason to be. Free yourself from the chains! LOL Best of luck, my friend with the right kind of comment box!