Thursday, January 5, 2017

WIP sneak peek

here is a sneak peek at my current work in progress ... hoping it will be finished tomorrow and then it is off to get quilted 

... aiming to enter a local show in April ... it is a juried show which i have never done before ... so fingers crossed
 pile of fat quarters and fabric i used in my quilt 

Saturday, December 31, 2016



RUMBA RUMBA RUMBA no not the dance but rather a way of goal setting I used in nursing school

R ... realistic ... can i accomplish this goal
U ... understandable ... what is it  i plan to do
M ... measurable  ... how will i know i have accomplished my goal
B ... behavioural ... what behaviour will i need to change or adopt to accomplish this goal
A ... achievable ... can i realistically achieve my goal ... no sense in setting my self up

Now i am retired i have time time time and more time ... i plan to spend time in my sewing room ... i have been wanting to design some quilt patterns ... so now i have plenty of opportunity ...  go for it girl

So my goal is to finish my horse quilt pattern of which i have most of it written ... i will work through my instructions and make another quilt and enter it in a show...

1) finish up my horse quilt pattern and self publish it by the end of October
            this will require i learn some new skills with several new computer programs  ... i think i have
            left myself enough time to learn these new skills and accomplish this task

2) make over my blog both visually and content wise
            get this done by June 30 this also will require some new skills but i believe i can easily  
            accomplish task

3) design and publish a new row by row pattern by July 2017
            this will be much easier this year due to having experience of designing one last year ... once
            again this will require some new skills but they will be the same as skills needed for my two

4) enter 2 quilts in local shows
             first deadline is Feb 20, finish this by January 20 and send it off for quilting
             second deadline is July so i have time to work

5) finish up at least 5 projects on my UFO list
            that is 1 project every 2 months easy these will include 1. Emma's quilt
                                                                                                     2. dahlia quilt
                                                                                                     3. Olivia's raincoat
                                                                                                     4. Yoda hat for Lucas
                                                                                                     5. new quilted bag for myself

Realistically I feel this is a big list for me for the year as i do want time to sew for pleasure not just work .... so those are my goals for