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#2018 Planning Party

Hi Everyone,

I’m joining in the #2018 Planning Party with Yvonne@ Quilting JetGirl to notate some items I’d like to focus on in 2018.

2018 Planning Party

I’ve been on my blogging and quilting journey for 7 months now and I still have a long way to go.  I’ve made a few friends along the way who have given their support and encouragement.  I don’t know what I would do without all your helpful hints and tips.  This community I have found is certainly gracious and I appreciate you all.

I have been thinking of things I’d like to accomplish in 2018.  I will break them up into 3 categories:  Quilting, Blogging, Personal.

Quilt Goals:

  •  Finish my For the Love of Geese quilt.  It is coming along just fine.  I almost have the top done and should be taking off the papers shortly.  I’ve been working to complete it for a while, however, I’ve taken some time off these last weeks from sewing to focus on the Holiday and Family.Wedges
  • Finish my Stack n Flip quilt.  I’ve got it all sandwiched up and started quilting it.  I’d like to try some ruler work on it.  I’ve put it on hold for a while to finish number one on the list.  Quilt Top
  • I also have the fabric purchased for a Grandma’s Window quilt.  I haven’t started it yet but hope to soon.  Fabric opened and pattern3
  • The last one I have been thinking of is for a layer cake I purchased earlier this year at a shop hop.  I haven’t decided on a pattern, but I’ve been looking around on pinterest and blogs.  I’m leaning to a disappearing 4 patch in which the contrasting colors will be in the 4 main colors on the fabrics shown.  Layer Cake

Quilting Technique Goals

I’d like to get some more practice in doing FMQ.  I saw someone’s blog the other week ago and she did some very simple designs.  I think I will try to start easier next time.  Maybe I’ll be more satisfied with my work. This is the one I worked on this year.  I’m notorious at jumping right in and learning the hard way.Finished1

Finished2Quilted stars and arrows1

  • Try out my new Westalee Ruler Foot I purchased at the Houston Quilt Festival.  Hopefully I will soon on #2 above. I’ve been itching to do so. I’m thinking of doing some circles in the colored strips.  One of the ruler’s I have is a 2 inch circle.  It shouldn’t be that hard.  Notice the jumping right in comment from earlier.

 

  • I want to try some applique also this year.  I haven’t done any yet but it sure looks fun.  I don’t know really where to start but I’m not afraid.

Blogging Goals

  • Have an interesting blog.  I don’t think I want to go for quantity.  I believe I will focus on quality.  Finding more subjects and getting into a groove.  I like how some of my blogging friends focus on certain subjects each day.  I don’t think I could find enough subjects and time to write more than 3 times a week.
  • Take better pictures.  I might finally invest in an updated camera this year.  I just need to do some more research.  I don’t take very good pictures to start with and I don’t think it’s really the cameras fault.  It’s more likely operator error.
  • Make more blogging friends and participate in their QAL’s and such.

Personal Goals

  1. I want to find time to pay it forward.  I have been blessed with what I have.  It’s certainly not a lot, but it is enough.
  2. Help others in need.  I get so caught up in my own responsibilities that I have a hard time finding time for others.
  3. I’d like to get involved with my parish’s Relay for Life.  My good friend is the chairman, but then again, I have a hard time committing to give out my time.

I am hopeful everyone had a great Holiday season and looking forward to the New Year.  Hope to hear from you soon.  Well, that’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

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7 thoughts on “#2018 Planning Party

  1. I think your pay it forward goal is awesome. I always seem to get more out of life when I am giving more. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up; keep an eye out… the New Quilt Bloggers blog hop might be something that interests you and can help you fulfill some of your blogging goals!

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  2. Looks like you’ve thought this through well. Best of luck this year on meeting your goals. Don’t fret if one or two fall by the wayside, or 5 or 6, even. Some things will get done, and you’ll be happy to see it. Life still has to be lived and enjoyed. =)

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