Looking Back and Moving Forward

This whole year (2012), right up until yesterday, I have been operating under the impression that I really didn’t get all that much done. That was until I started counting finished projects (by finished I mean 100% done, so to be counted for this particular list, a quilt had to be quilted and bound).

I now feel as though I accomplished a thing or two.

2012 Quilted Projects

2012 Finishes

  1. Twirling Around Quilt and Pattern
  2. Sew Happy QAL Quilt – it was quilted and bound by a friend but it is finished nonetheless)
  3. Zig Zag Zoom baby quilt for my nephew
  4. Crossroads Quilt and Pattern – I haven’t really talked much about this one but perhaps that will change this year… (This quilt is the last one in the bottom right hand corner)
  5. Dresden Tumbler Quilt for Anne
  6. Commission Quilt
  7. Flying Arrows quilt
  8. Navy Quilt for Susan from The History Quilter – made with Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts and Jenna from Sew Happy Geek
  9. Crossed Eyes Spied Quilt
  10. Charity Quilt
  11. Flying Geese Table Runner
  12. Pinwheel Table Runner
  13. Feathered Star Library Bag
  14. Feathered Star Pillow (aka – Leftovers Pillow)
  15. Halloween Glow-in-the-Dark Wall Hanging
  16. Pinwheel Candle Mat
  17. HST Triangle Wall Hanging for Kristy from Hopeful Threads
  18. Grab Bag for Dentist Trip
  19. Baby Doll Sleeping Bag
  20. Star Wall Hanging
  21. Star and Dot Wall Hanging
  22. Witch Hat for Anne and a dress to go with!
  23. Apron for me
  24. Apron for Anne
  25. Crossroads Wall Hanging for Anne’s Room
  26. Desk Makeover
  27. I learned some hand embroidery
  28. 2 Mug Rugs
  29. 3 Dresses
  30. 2 Pairs of Shorts
  31. 6 Cuddle Blankets
  32. 4 Receiving Blankets
  33. 4 e-reader cases
  34. 10 Pillowcases
  35. 2 zipper pouches
  36. 83 Bee Blocks

I was busier than I thought!!! Now I need to set some goals for 2013!

2013 Sewing and Quilting Goals

  1. 12 months – 12 finishes – Join me in A Lovely Year of Finishes
  2. Start My Crazy Quilt – I’ve been collecting fabrics since I was a pre-teen (and many were gifted to me by a wonderful family friend), it is time to do something with them!
  3. Do something with all my Hexies
  4. Make pajamas for Anne
  5. Learn how to use my Ruffler Foot
  6. Sew a dress for myself

That’s it – very simple, but I still think it will be a lot of work. I will be truly happy if stick to number one and finish some of my UFOs.

Are you setting goals and resolutions? How do you decide?

Happy New Year My Friends!

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10 Responses to Looking Back and Moving Forward

  1. Kathy J says:

    I’m glad you are giving yourself credit for all you do! You are AMAZING!! As for me…. I’ll finish waking up and processing my crazy dream! Getting showered and dressed is my first goal of the day. Coffee…..

  2. Lisa L. says:

    You are AMAZING!! You finished more than I could ever hope to in a year! All with a deployed husband and health issues to boot!! I am in AWE of you! 🙂

  3. Sondra says:

    WOW!!!!!!!! I agree with everyone! Amazing how much you have accomplished! Be proud of your persistence and diligence! Congrats to you and Happy New Year!!!!! xxxxxx

  4. Katy says:

    I’d say you got one or two things done, yes 😉 Hope 2013 is as great for you!

  5. Anita says:

    It looks like you got a lot done and finished quilts to boot! I like your goal list and think it could totally be mine…thanks for listing it so simply 🙂

  6. Flying Blind says:

    You’ve had a great making year, and 2013 looks likely to be equally great.
    So glad to hear you will be having an extended Christmas – excited for you!
    Happy New Year xxx

  7. Vicki says:

    Wowzers! You finished a lot of quilts last year! I’m scared to go through my list of finishes. I think it’s more like half finishes. Can’t wait to see what you accomplish in 2013!

  8. CeLynn says:

    You just blow me away,with all of your projects/finishes! Kudos to you girl 🙂 You Can Do It! Looking forward to seeing all of the finishes to come 😉

  9. Susan says:

    You really did get a lot done – concrete as well as things that increased your knowledge base. Your 2013 list looks achievable. I know you can do it, if Aaron doesn’t take up all your time. =)

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