Sunday, December 16, 2018

Lists and Goals

Midway through December and it's not going to be long before this year is over and done with; time to reflect on what we've accomplished this year and think about goals, hopes and dreams for next year.

I started this year with the intention of focusing on my many sampler projects.  I did manage to get the Friends and Whanau quilt fully pieced which was  major achievement.

Unfortunately I started way more projects than I should have, but I have enjoyed each and every one so I don't see this as being a problem, but I do need to spend some time finishing things.

On the positive side... I got a few quilt tops sewn...

The Bernina Triangle sew along...

The Cross tiles quilt was sewn as part of a sew along also...

And I finished up this baby quilt...

That leaves a whole heap of WIPs.  Time to knuckle down and get some things finished!  To achieve this I am contemplating using a diary system, and using the good old List to get things moving.  I know myself that using a list helps me to focus on what I'm supposed to be doing, usually on a monthly basis (which is why I find sewalongs and BOMs to be so successful).  I'm thinking about breaking down my To Do List for next year into weekly challenges... and see what happens.

On my Overall List I have a variety of projects... including some commitments, finishing some BOMs and some quilts I'd like to finally get quilted and finished.  I keep thinking of projects to add... and I fully realise that I will never finish all those things on the list but that's ok... it is all progress.

I'd like to get back into a better blogging routine, so maybe this will work with my diary system.

What are your goals for 2019?


  1. I intend to get at least one quilt finished by the end of the year and another one before I go back to school in late January. Then maybe hand quilt Delilah and Clambake. I wonder if I can do them before I start something new?. I have a bundle of solids I’d like to cut into and another scrappy quilt planned.

  2. We have many of the same ideas/goals for next year. The upside to having both my sons on their own is much less work for Christmas this year and more time for crafty projects...a great way to end the year.

  3. Great wip finishes! I hyperventilate when I look at my pile of wips!

  4. I've still got a WIP from 2 years ago to finish. The lure of starting something new is always more exciting though.

  5. Such a lovely selection of projects! Well, you know me, I always start much more than I finish! I do have a list each year and love crossing things off! I just seem to wander off in different directions somehow! Good luck with your 'to do' list. And Merry Christmas!

  6. You have some great projects there. I am doing a baby quilt similar to yours. Is yours a QAYG too? I love your top sampler; the colors are great. I'd like to hear more about your diary system too.