Half Year Mark…A Look at My Goals

Whaleback, Peaks Island ME

What does this rock have to do with my goals and quilting?  This is one of my favorite spots on the island in Maine. I walk by it many days and love to see it changes.  It seems constant, but there are changes – each year and maybe even each day. This is often a distraction for me, but I think a good one.

When I set my goals earlier this year, I had no idea I would be an Island Batik Ambassador.  My goals are being met AND the goals for the ambassador program, too, are being met.  It has been a very good year so far! I have gotten a lot done and a lot more is on the schedule.  I am really pleased that Yvonne asked us to look back at our goals at the half way mark.  I believe in being kind to myself, but I really wanted to challenge myself this year, little did I know the challenges I would be facThere are a number of goal setting blogs I participate in and these are really helping me to focus.  I am  psyched!

Without further ado, here is a synopsis of what is going on.

Short Term Goals Done/ongoing:
☑ Join APQ 2018 UFO Resolution (6/12 UFOs done)
☑ Plan a few fun quilts – TBD – maybe 3
– I have done 4 for Island Batik Ambassador Program and have more in the works
Plus Playtime QAL 
☑ Make a few benefit quilts
-Gave away Squiggles and Grandmothers Flower Garden will be donated
☑ Learn more about EQ8
-Took a class in April at MQX!
☑Complete Island Batik projects – new goal in February
-I am having so much fun challenging myself with new ideas/new patterns
-5 projects completed to date
-6 projects through the end of the year
Short Term Goals to Do:
Write one pattern with North Star Block
Write one pattern with block from Fall QAL

Big Picture Goals Done/ongoing:
☑Move to more professional blog/hosting site

Big Picture Goals to Do:
More adventures with my husband
– We keep adding things to this list so that is awesome!

I have enjoyed giving myself these goals and it will be so much fun to see where I am at the end of the year.

Linking up:
Quilting Jetgirl:  Midyear Review

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  1. July 13, 2018 / 7:41 AM

    Congratulations on achieving so many of your goals! I can’t wait to see what you add to your list next. 🙂

    • kathleenquilts
      July 13, 2018 / 8:04 AM

      It has been a first good half. The second half has 2 or 3 long lasting projects, so they will be a little harder, but it feels like things are going in the right direction.

  2. July 13, 2018 / 10:50 AM

    I’m glad that taking the time to look back on the first half of the year has you feeling like your goals are being met even with the addition of the Island Batik Ambassador role! May the rest of your 2018 be just as fulfilling.

    • kathleenquilts
      July 13, 2018 / 11:22 AM

      It has been fun and so helpful to keep track of these things. I am as busy and quilting more than I was when I worked at the quilt shop.

    • kathleenquilts
      July 16, 2018 / 10:08 PM

      I am pretty pleased with what I have gotten done. There is always more but this feels like a good year!

  3. July 17, 2018 / 9:51 AM

    I have to do this mid-year review yet too. It’s such a valuable activity. Love your rock analogy, and you’ve done well, my friend. Here’s to the second half!

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