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.

A sunset near me, March 22, 2022

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.

  1. 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
  2. Continue to host Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd DONE
    I hosted 11 months again, only missing one during my recovery.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

2023 Goals

And now to this years goals:

  1. 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!
  2. 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).
  3. Publish 3 patterns
    I haven’t really added to the patterns in my site in awhile, I continue to want to do this.
  4. New website theme
    Its time, I just haven’t felt up to it, let’s put it on the list and see what happens.
  5. Conquer some of the Projects In Waiting!
VIlla Rosa/ Orphan Quilter/Tricia Maloney Hop
Applique Flowers
Indigo Workshop Quilt
Charcoal Mittens
Baby Panels (2)
KImberbell Pillow
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
Daitom QAL
La Passacaglia
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

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  1. December 30, 2022 / 8:08 AM

    I’m joining you in your back patting! It is a good idea to review because you usually surprise yourself on your actual accomplishments. You certainly had your challenges, right? Wishing you a brilliant 2023 Kathleen!

  2. December 30, 2022 / 9:47 AM

    sometimes we just don’t get done with all that we planned – it was like that for me too I thought I would have a lot more finished this year instead I have a lot to carry through to 2023

  3. Cocoa Quilts
    December 30, 2022 / 10:17 AM

    Kathleen with all the obstacles last year you did wonderful on your goals. You have a hefty list for 2023. I look forward to seeing all you do in 2023. Wishing your and your family a healthy happy 2023.

  4. December 30, 2022 / 10:27 AM

    You’ve had a good year, and your plans for the next are pretty exciting! I somewhat reviewed my year the other day, but I was in a Covid daze and it probably wasn’t the best time – haha. I’m looking forward to 2023, however!

  5. December 30, 2022 / 11:15 AM

    In spite of the setbacks, you did have a good 2022, Kathleen! 2023 looks to be a great year for you, even if you don’t accomplish everything on your big list! Happy New Year! 🙂

  6. December 30, 2022 / 11:26 AM

    I think you did really well on your 2022 goals given what an unexpected interruption in life your ankle was this year. I hope that your goals for 2023 serve as a good guideposts for you throughout the year, and I look forward to seeing what you create. May 2023 be king to us all!

  7. December 30, 2022 / 12:09 PM

    I’m in the throes of planning 2023 – I have so many Projects in Waiting – all in various stages. My plan is to finish at least two and then reward myself with a new project (to complete). We’ll see how that goes.
    Happy New Year

  8. December 30, 2022 / 4:23 PM

    Well, I’m going to call your year a big success. It’s good to look back and see how much you did, isn’t it? I’m in a daze looking at your projects in waiting list. So many fun things…How will you decide which to do first? Do you pull numbers or just go with a whim? Have a beautiful, creative quilty new year!

  9. December 30, 2022 / 9:57 PM

    Best of luck on meeting your goals for 2023, Kathleen!!

  10. December 31, 2022 / 5:55 AM

    Oh Kathleen, that is a long and ambitious list. Six QALs seem like a lot. Are you sure you are leaving enough time to chase squirrels and smell the roses? I am glad that you have recovered from the injury and feeling better. I wish you good luck and lots of sewing/quilting mojo in the new year.

  11. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    December 31, 2022 / 7:39 PM

    I think 2022 was different than all of us imagined. You did a great job with your goals, Kathleen, despite the difficulties you overcame. Best wishes for a quilty new year! I’m looking forward to seeing your quilts in 2023!!!!

  12. Vicki in MN
    January 1, 2023 / 5:00 PM

    Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in health and quilty goals for 2023!

  13. January 2, 2023 / 9:28 AM

    Glad you are returning to normal after that ankle injury. You have an ambitious list for 2023! Best of luck in the coming year.

  14. lynn Bourgeois
    January 2, 2023 / 11:52 AM

    Just want to share that for me, the fact that I (you) show up is a feat. From my perspective, you have no problem showing up.
    This year I’ve decided to work on the RSC 33 and start with the Wedding ring block you played with in 2022. I’m calling it my Wedding Ring Blues project. The name associates with the mountain of blues in my stash, and not my dear husband.Let’s keep showing up this year, and for as long as we can. Happy New Year.

  15. January 5, 2023 / 10:21 PM

    Kathleen, I think you did great considering all the obstacles you faced! I’m so thankful you are finishing up therapy and your limp is improving daily! Can’t wait to see your finishes in 2023! It will be a great year!

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