2013 is my year of freedom. Free to do what I want. Free to work on what I want. I’m resolving to first and foremost not commit myself to anything I don’t want to do.
My 2012 list didn’t see much progress. I think that’s mostly because I got bogged down with other things and didn’t find much time to really sew. This year is going to be different but I’m also not going to focus on a list that hard.
- Finish all quilts that are currently in the process of being quilted. Right now these quilts are the Butterfly Quilt, A corgi wallhanging, and a Riley Blake panel..
- Put a border on Orca Bay and send it off for longarming. I want this quilt done pronto so I can enjoy it at home.
- Destash and clean out the fabric closet INCLUDING PROJECTS. I have some fabric that’s ended up in my closet that I know I’ll never use. I also have some half-started projects that I don’t know if I want to continue working on them and I need to decide. Lots of vintage sheets (used for backing) need to be properly folded and put somewhere so I have room for real fabric.
- Take a kit inventory. I have so many kits now I need to get them all out and see how many can be quickly finished or if I even want to work on them at this point.
- Design and sell a corgi quilt pattern. I’ve had a few requests for corgi patterns and just haven’t sat down to really work on one even though I have some great design ideas. I hope to work on and release my first pattern next year.
- Finish and release quilted shawl tutorial. This is a big one I’d love to do before the winter is over. I know it would be fun to finish I just need to sit down and put the work into it.
- Find a new sewing chair. I’ve been on the search for a comfortable sewing chair and haven’t been able to find one yet. Hopefully I can do that in the coming year! I need one badly.
- Schedule at least two interviews for the podcast. I love interviewing and I hope to perhaps do two or three new interviews in the coming year once I pin down some artists.
- Come up with a few new concepts for classes I can teach. I’m looking forward to teaching a challenging class in February but I’d like to do some other techniques too. I’ve been mulling over a Mondo bag class.
- Have fun! This is my top priority for 2013. I want to really have fun quilting. I need to make a little sign for my sewing studio about keeping things FUN and to not get frustrated.