I got word this week that I didn’t make the cut as one of the 2018 52Quilters (strike #5 off my 2018 Plan). The Universe is telling me to reserve that energy for another area that needs my attention.
To be honest, I’m slightly relieved to have one less thing on my “to do” list. There is joy in simplification.
I’m still gonna dance in my kitchen, y’all. Ain’t no party like a Quilt District party.
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.
Through it all, I want to remember this:
I invite and welcome you, 2018. Let’s see what you and I can make of things, shall we?