2022 wasn’t the year I thought it would be. I expected to be released from covid, with a bit more in the summer and to see friends and family. As you know, a broken ankle intervened and 8 months later I am nearly done with physical therapy and feel the limp improve every day! However, I missed sewing for months – really didn’t get back into it in full swing until September. Here’s a look at last years goals and what next year may hold. Since there are no fortune tellers in this house, we don’t know what the year will bring, but for me, there is hope at a new start with unexpected blessings along the way.
Review of 2022
It’s time to pat myself on the back; I did much better than I thought. I did meet over half of my goals and did some work on the 4th goal. With a year of unexpected challenges, I think this was pretty darn good.
- Participate in 6 hops or QALs or SALs. DONE
I did this! I didn’t think I did but when I went back I did:
2 Blog Hops: Music, Colorful world
4 QALs or SALs: SAHRR, Planview, Pop Star, Kimberly
- Continue to host Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd DONE
I hosted 11 months again, only missing one during my recovery.
- Do more design work in Electric Quilt, Prostitcher Designer. DONE
I continue to plan all of my quilts in Electric Quilt and my quilting on the longarm in Prosticher Designer. I did alter a few designs to make them work better for me in PSDesigner, but want to do more.
- Learn more about Embrilliance and Embroidery. Maybe begin to digitize.Somewhat DONE
Digitizing did not happen. I am feeling much more comfortable with Embrilliance, but still have plenty to learn.
- Use up more of my stash. UGH
I started doing the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but gave up once I got behind in April (ankle). Fabric kept coming in and not going out at the same rate, again partially due to the ankle.
- Plan a QAL or SAL for late ’22 or early ’23. NOPE
I keep thinking about this but am behind on this goal. Will get back on it!
And now to this years goals:
- Use up my stash and keep a stash in and out count!
I need to decrease my stash, use more of it, move more of it to other good homes. Sadly, there has been much more fabric in that out for 2022. I am not signing up for a 2 yard free/month and gift card as I have the past 2 years. That alone will help!
- Participate in 6 blog hops or QALs/SALs
I love doing these and love sharing a pattern or idea with quilters. 6 is a good number (already have 4 in the commitment line so that feels great).
- Publish 3 patterns
I haven’t really added to the patterns in my site in awhile, I continue to want to do this.
- New website theme
Its time, I just haven’t felt up to it, let’s put it on the list and see what happens.
- Conquer some of the Projects In Waiting!
|VIlla Rosa/ Orphan Quilter/Tricia Maloney Hop|
|Indigo Workshop Quilt|
|Baby Panels (2)|
|Baby Panels (3)|
|Baby Panels (4)|
|Owl embroidery block|
|Stay At Home Round Robbin|
|Blue Blog Hop|
|2 winter embroidery blocks|
|BC Ribbon Cross Stitch|
|Birds on Wire|
|Winter Block quilt|
|Stay At Home Round Robbin|
|Supporting Cross Stitch|
|Indigo/Shirting handpieced blocks|
|RSC rainbow hood|
I wish all my readers a Happy New Year, filled with health, laughter and love.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Favorites of 2022
Shades of Blue Blog Hop 1/20/23
Tips and Tutorials 1/22/23
Villa Rosa Blog Hop 1/24/23