Sandy, over at Quilting for the Rest of Us has, for the last couple of years, hosted a blog post where you can submit your quilty resolutions. She is very helpful in that she suggests a theme for those resolutions. This year is to think about "the quilted monkey we want get off our back". There is a giveaway involved, but that's not why I do it - I find it helpful to set quilting goals - even if I rarely achieve them!
The way Sandy sets up her post is through google docs - so as soon as you submit your answers, they are whisked away, and, if you're like me, you immediately forget what you wrote. One of these years, I will remember to print out the page before I hit "submit"!
However, I have a vague recollection of these three monkeys:
1. To actually finish the projects I start!! I love starting projects, but, for some reason, I'm really bad at finishing them. I
2. To get better at free motion quilting. I have discovered that reading books and watching videos about quilting doesn't really improve mine very much. Imagine!! I actually have to practice to get better - and that's the plan for this year.
3. To reduce my stash. This is related, I think, to the first resolution. I get overwhelmed by having so much fabric and so many possibilities. I'm hoping that if I pare down a little, I won't be so overwhelmed, and perhaps, I will have more finished.
So, there you are - they are now written in a place where I can go back and check. So, I'll have to do that periodically.
Now, totally unrelated to the above, I have signed up for Stitchery Dickery Dock's Sugar Block Club.
I can hear you - "Colleen - doesn't this totally violate Resolution #1?"
The answer to that is "No!" You see, I signed up for this club before the end of December! So, it doesn't count! That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!