Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year New Goals

2010. It sounds so new, but that's probably because I can't remember what day it is since we returned to the US.

I've seen on many blogs that what you do on New Year's Day will define your year. I hope not, because we were out tramping through "masses and masses of snow." Walking I don't mind... Fortunately, when we got back in, I worked on an old WIP. Now that part, I would like to continue.

So in this new year, I would like to:
  • Find a job.
  • Work on the marquoir at Strawberry Sampler's stitch night every month.
  • Finish one quarter of my WIPs, or 6. (See below)
  • Work on the finish-finishing. I'm not going to set a number this year.
  • Finish sewing WIPs--these include the abandoned messenger bags. Let's get these done before the fabric is vintage!
  • Use up my scraps making cards.
That sounds do-able.
The WIPs List:
Remarkably, I've only added one unfinished project to the list this year. That's something to be proud of!


Alice said...

That sounds like a plan! Congratulations on only adding one unfinished project to the list. I think you have very sensible goals.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back. I look forward to your posts. Your humor and attitude lift my spirits.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Welcome Back! I missed your last couple of posts, somehow... You got a lot of stuff done last year and your trip sounds great - despite the snow and sinking to the floor in the kids bed! A hand crank sewing machine? Who knew those were still around?

Your plan looks good to me. Maybe one day I'll make a plan. Nah, probably not but I like yours!

Nic said...

Good luck with your goals!

Adrienne Martini said...

Perhaps one goal should be "start online stitching magazine...?" :)

- Adrienne

Cathy said...

I thought it was heaps and heaps. Masses and Masses is even better.

Michelle said...

Good plan! And that's awesome you only added one WIP to your list in 2009. I think I added six!!

Anonymous said...

Strawberry Sampler is my favorite shop ever!

monique said...

Sounds like pretty achievable goals to me! Good luck with all that :)

I decided not to set goals this year... if I have nothing to live up to I can only be pleasantly surprised with how much I get done, right?

Jenna said...

Boy, your WIP list looks so much better than mine. I'm not even sure that I have one that's up-to-date. It was just too scary and shameful to keep tabs on it. I'm working on a Theresa Layman design, too. I've never been so de-motivated by french knots in my life. Sooner or later, I'll get back to it. Maybe I should list my WIPs, too, so I have some impetus to work on them... Great goals, though. Enough to push you, but hopefully not to stress you out.