|mistake stitch scarf in progress|
spud and chloe yarn. (love!)
This past year was a BIG one! Oh mylanta!
-Sunday Morning Quilts was released, officially making me an author.
-I did a bunch of speaking and teaching.
-I attended quilt market in Kansas City.
-I got to meet Denyse Schmidt.
-My husband took a new job.
-My younger son got braces.
-My older son started middle school.
-I started working at my local quilt shop.
-We finally decorated our house the way we wanted.
-We put our house up for sale.
-I had one of my quilts featured on the cover of a magazine.
-I celebrated my 6 year blogging anniversary.
Wow. That's an awful lot.
I had a list of goals for last year. I think I did pretty well with them.
-I finished a total of 21 quilts, which is quite moderate for me. I definitely did quilt with more intention and did less 'just because' quilting. Success!
-I wanted to make a dent in the stash. Hmmm. I'm not sure that happened, but I didn't lose a ton of ground either. No loss, no obvious gain. (Or perhaps oblivious gain? ha!) Whichever one it is, I'm feeling ok about where I'm at.
-Scraps under control? It's all relative, but not too bad. I did pass along scraps several times, which felt good. I even threw some away. (gasp!! Did I just admit that?) I'd proclaim this goal a success as well.
-We decorated our house and got it to a point where it felt like ours so we could turn around and put it on the market. Isn't that always the way? (It's no coincidence whatsoever that these went hand in hand.) It was a ridiculous amount of work. When adding this goal to the list last year I really doubted it would happen. If fact, I would have bet money that it wouldn't! But, with a deadline it's amazing what you can accomplish.
-Overall, I hoped to be more intentional with how I lived my life and I think I did. This is an on-going goal, no doubt.
-I would like to keep writing patterns and work up the nerve to sell them wholesale. (This is a biggie-it scares the pants off me!)
-I plan to host a quilt along (or two). It's been too long and I miss it!
-I have a fun idea for a blog series I'd like to start.
-I hope to get my act together and teach an online quilting class.
And, not so much a goal...but I really, really hope we sell our house. Soon.
Here's to a terrific 2013!
And of course....
Happy Monday to you!