I’m not one for New Years’ resolutions, but I do like a good plan. Even if it usually gets all tossed about and headed in unexpected directions when all is said and done. 2017 is wrapping up on a note I couldn’t have expected, and I hear the best way to get God to laugh is to have a plan…. So, with that, I join Yvonne (aka Quilting Jet Girl) for the #2018PlanningParty!
Here’s my high-level list—with the caveat that it’s only a starting point. A launchpad for rockets or slow boats. Life has a funny way of making up its own mind about how it wants to go. I will work diligently toward these goals, but I promise to be willing and able to adjust my sails to meet the challenge when the situation requires it.
THE 2018 PLAN
- Move into the sewing room.
> Now that my step kids are grown and out, I need to get my sewing “studio” out of the kitchen! This involves tearing out old carpet, prepping and painting walls and trim, and spending time setting up.
- Learn to meditate.
> I really need to practice this. I’m fairly terrible at it, but I’m certain that is because I lack the practice.
- Work out twice a week instead of once.
- Blog. Do it regularly-ish.
> The only rule I’m putting around this is to make it more of a habit and at least 3 times a month. I won’t say every week, because I’m not keen to force it. I want to do it when it needs to be done. Maybe that’s 3 times a week sometimes. We’ll see.
- Be one of the 2018 52Quilters. (*waves across the pond to Chris*)
- Projects (here is where things get pretty unreasonable spectacularly nuts):
> Publish 1 pattern in a magazine. (I know the pattern and I know the mag I want it in.)
> Complete and deliver the Liberty quilt. This is a commission that I can’t share with you yet.
> 1-3 gift quilts. Recipients already chosen. Bonus: these can also be new patterns!
> 1-2 other commissions. One is already promised. The other has only been a passing discussion so far.
> Get permission from the owner of a particular antique quilt to publish the pattern I have begun for a replica of that quilt. Publish that pattern. Oh, I hope, I hope! This one is SO delicious.
I invite and welcome you, 2018. Let’s see what you and I can make of things, shall we?