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Jan 3, 2011

2011: Where do I want to go from here?

Jan 3, 2011
Pin It The thought of making a 2011 goals list honestly makes me feel constrained.  Of course, there are certain things I want to accomplish, but the process of listing them all out (and publishing them) is making me cringe.  Why?  Because I know the anal-retentive side of my personality and my need to cross things off the list.

The rest of my life is organized and full of list-crossing.  I prefer to keep quilting more free-form.  Allowing me to pursue which ever fabric is speaking to me.  Allowing those Ah-ha! moments where some fat quarters I've had around for while suddenly shout out that they must be made into a quilt, pillow, bag, whatever....

So here are my goals (albeit quite vague to allow the creativity to flow)....

For GXQ:
                     -Add more patterns
                     -A Quilt Along  (late spring or summer?)
                     -Guest bloggers

Personal:
                     -Learn new techniques and expand beyond my comfort
                      zone via the {Sew} Beautiful Bee.   Very excited! 
                      This is my first bee.
                     -Use lots of fabric from my stash
                     -Reorganize my "studio" - aka my takeover of the
                      man-cave in the basement
                     -Booth at a craft fair?
                     -Learn long-arm quilting (classes to rent time at
                      LQS - first class in a few days!)
                     -Get over my anger and frustration with FMQ
                     -Makeover for my family room (we're talking
                      curtains, wall hanging, pillows, etc.)


If you get a chance, go over to Sew We Quilt /Stash Manicure- my Snowflake Quilt "Baby It's Cold Outside" is on the banner!!


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5 comments:

  1. Good list! I like your theory about not listing specifics. This was the first time I did a goal list and I have a feeling I'm going to be doing just what you said and trying to cross them off frantically.
    Congrats on being part of the banner, it looks great!

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  2. Sounds like a pretty awesome list to me - with plenty of wiggle room to be creative, too. I can't wait to see how you like long arm quilting, I've been curious about that myself. Take lots of pictures at class, please! :)

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  3. Great goals, can't wait to see the details on them.

    I noticed your quilt in the banner at Stash Manicure, way to go! : )

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  4. I agree--your list is inspirational without being constraining! Good luck to all of us, I say!

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  5. How exciting for you on the quilt banner. Good luck on your goals. I don't usually make any because life always has a way of doing something different. I hope that I will get better at quilting this year.

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