Second Quarter Review

Yvonne, also known as Quilting Jetgirl, posted a few days ago a review of her 2023 goals. She challenged us to take a look, and I think that is a good idea. I am ready to see where I am and whether progress has been made or not.

2023 Goals

I have always been a good student and I think goal setting allows me to grade myself and keep me motivated. Now, for 2023 you can see the original post and goals here, as well as the first quarter review here. It wasn’t an extensive list, but I am pretty pleased with my progress as I look at it.

Use up my stash and keep a stash in and out count:

  • I am keeping a list of this, and right now am definitely using the stash!
  • I am down over 6 yards, and I have 3 projects to be quilted and bound so its promising that I can get ahead significantly in quarter 3

Participate in 6 blog hops or QALs/SALs: Goal met for the year!
I have done 4 hops and 4 QALs/SALs! I am feeling like I may be done for awhile, but there is the Seaglass Joy …

☐ Publish 3 patterns:
Again, no progress. I just haven’t been creating my own work; I am thinking of doing a few patterns for a course or two I may offer. This may just have to wait for my muse to catch up to me.

☐ New website theme:
This was a total bust. I had to move my site back to where it was, and now am out of space for a test blog. I will have to look into it, but I haven’t.

Conquer some of the Projects In Waiting: (8/12)
I am pleased to report that 8 were completed, 4 remain. This looks to be right on target.

  • Villa Rosa/ Orphan Quilter/Tricia Maloney Hop
  • Blue Blog Hop
  • Stay At Home Round Robbin
  • Winter Block quilt ( a blog post on this will post Thursday).
  • Seaside Stars
  • Life Preservers
  • Rainbow Neighbourhood
  • Fab Farm

Adding In:

I have been working hard at increasing my activity level. It doesn’t come naturally to me and walking was always easy, but after the ankle, it is less so. The past 100 days I have done well, so I am adding a goal to continue that and do some more physical therapy to get it in top shape.

✔Move intentionally every day

Coming Up on My Blog

Prime Day today and tomorrow (7/11 & 12). If you are nosing about, here’s my link, which helps support the blog. It works anytime….

Things have been taken down a notch, as I will be vacationing from the 10th-19th. There will be shopping, but no real quilting.

Fab Farm Quilt Top Party (7/16)
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (7/22)
Diatom Finish
Birthday Runners
More Ferry Pillows
Yoga Quilt #1

Linking Up 

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  1. July 11, 2023 / 7:41 AM

    You’ve done well this year, Kathleen. Hope you get the website theme worked out; frustrating that your first go didn’t take!

  2. July 11, 2023 / 7:58 AM

    That Seaglass Joy is very tempting! I am trying very hard to be done with any kind of “alongs” for awhile and finish up some UFOs. Looks like you are doing well with your 2023 goals.

  3. July 11, 2023 / 8:09 AM

    Nice progress, Kathleen. Keep up the good work!

  4. July 11, 2023 / 8:46 AM

    You have some great goals Kathleen, enjoy your vacation!

  5. July 11, 2023 / 1:42 PM

    You are making great progress! I admire you for creating a yearly plan and sticking to it! That takes a lot of focus! And if you don’t hit on everything, such as the website issue, it is okay. It worked out for Scarlet in Gone With the Wind…’Tomorrow is another day’. 🙂

  6. Chrisknits
    July 11, 2023 / 7:50 PM

    Wonderful goals and kudos for having some checked off! Good luck with the remaining half of the year. I can’t even believe we’re at that point!

  7. July 13, 2023 / 3:47 PM

    You’ve done so much already this year, Kathleen! It feels so good to check things off our list, doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing your progress with us at Monday Musings!

  8. Eva
    July 15, 2023 / 2:04 PM

    There is a lot to learn from you. I have to-do list at my job desks, so my sewing is for fun and in the moment not started real lists. But this is something to think about for next year – to stay on track and may be use the fabric I bought. Don’t put you under too much pressure regarding the webpage.

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