My mojo is starting to trickle back. So here are my goals for 2013:
- Work on some UFOs -- I still have the evening Bloom quilt to work on. I also have two projects for a friend that I have to complete this year. Those are a must.
- Machine embroidery -- I think I'm ready to pull the trigger on this one. I have a request for pricing in to a local dealer on a newer embroidery machine, one that has a largerstitching field. I've seen some cool new designs out there that won't fit with my current setup. If the store manager comes back with a good number, you'll be hearing about this one soon. I blame Kelly at IHAN for this one. Seeing some of the projects she and her friend Karin have done make me want to play with machine embroidery. I also want to use it as a tool with my quilting.
- Paper piecing -- I have a project that needs to be finished. I'm using this as a self-teaching tool for the process. I need to build my proficiency.
- Quilt guild -- This year I signed up to work on a guild committee. This week is my first "work day". I'll be sweeping up the facility and assisting with tear-down after the meeting. I am also a member of a small satellite group of the guild.
- Attend a major show/take classes -- I'm funny/strange about classes. I soak up the energy then go home and sew on my own. Online classes really appeal to me. I'm really enjoying my craftsy classes. I have one in my queue left to take and might sign up for more. There is a large show in Puyallup next month. I'll probably sign up for a limo tour through my local quilt shop to attend for a day. I can always find inspirations at these vendor shows.
- Set aside at least one hour a week to sew -- Hey, it all adds up. That makes 52 hours of sewing a year. And that sure beats none! With this goal in mind, I will also try too attend more open sewing sessions at my local craft store and through my guild.
I definitely think this list is doable. I know that it's not an ambitious list, but it's doable. I'm already starting the year with a lot of other things on my plate and I want to be realistic. What are your goals? Name one goal besides the typical "UFO" goal...