Hi Quilting Friends,
It’s time for us to set a few goals for the upcoming year! We don’t “do” resolutions, but we like to set goals. Goal-setting gives us a target to aim toward, and satisfies our drive to accomplish things.
Our business goals are similar each year: to create and publish quilt patterns that our customers will enjoy! We’ve set a goal of publishing at least one new pattern each month, and then we’ll write about each of them here on our blog. We’ve already made our project list for 2020, and we’re both pretty excited about the new designs that we’ll be creating throughout this year. Stay tuned!
In addition to business goals, we each choose four personal goals; things that we’d like to accomplish this year! Susan isn’t quite ready to write about her goals at this time, so look for her post in early January.
Sharon’s Goals for 2020!
Goal #1: Make the Garden Great Again!
OK. I know! I didn’t do so well with this goal last year. There were lots of reasons and/or excuses for why this worked out the way that it did in 2019. I won’t go into it again. Honestly, I do enjoy working in the garden and I like to spend time there when it looks nice. And I completely understand that the gardening doesn’t just “do itself“. (If that were the case, it would be DONE!) With effort comes reward!
Maybe I’ll do better if this goal is on the top of my list for 2020. Wish me luck! Here’s a current set of photos, for comparison later on. My first task will be to decide what I want to do with each area, and then break it down into smaller jobs. I’ll schedule time each month to work outdoors, and get a good start on returning my gardens to their former beauty.
Goal #2: Finish at least one of my large UFO quilt projects
I’ve finished up most of my smaller UFO projects over the past two years, thanks to my goal of one finish per quarter. ( Although I did find a few more small UFO’s that were hiding out in my storage closet . . .) I have several large quilts that need to be finished as well. I hesitated to start this because it is such a big job to machine quilt a huge quilt, but I can do it a little at a time. I’m going to start with this one:
It is for our bed, and I love it! My first job will be to decide how I want to quilt it, and then get ready to begin quilting.
Goal #3: Play with the toys that I found in my closet!
Play with the “new toys” that I found while I was organizing my sewing storage area. Oh yes! This is going to be FUN! I couldn’t believe the rulers & patterns that I found, buried in my sewing closet. Clearly I have too much time for shopping and not enough time for sewing. I will “play” with at least one of these recently unearthed “toys” each quarter and show the project that I’ve worked on for my update post.
Goal #4: Participate with the online quilting community
I see lots of opportunities for participation in linky parties, monthly & weekly goals, UFO finishes, and so forth. I’m going to start playing with just two of these groups, since I’m working full-time as well as taking care of Ms P’s business. The two groups that I have chosen lend themselves well to my other goals, and I’m pretty sure that I can keep up with them.
I’ll join Gail at Quilting Gail for the PHD in 2020. According to Gail’s intro post, participants choose at least 12 UFO projects that we want to finish in 2020, and then write a post about the list & link it up before the deadline in January. There’s a linkup for an update, twice each month, describing progress on the goals that were set at the beginning of the year. Looks like fun, I adore list-making, and I have time to choose my 12 projects that I plan to finish this year while I’m off work for Christmas break. Here’s a link, in case you want to play along too:
I’ve also decided to join Patty at Elm Street Quilts for “One Monthly Goal”. There’s a linkup at the beginning of each month, where you post your goal, and then another linkup at the end of the month, where you post about your progress. I can do this! Here’s a link, in case you want to read more about it:
And, in keeping with Goal #4, this post is linked to the #2020PlanningParty, hosted by Yvonne at QuiltingJetgirl.
We’ll be back at the end of each quarter with updates on our progress. Thanks for visiting today! Will you set any goals for 2020? We love to hear from you!