We had a great speaker at our local quilt guild meeting last night, Robin Bogaert from Quiltingintheloft . Her trunk show entitled “My Quilting Journey” travelled back in time as far as mine. It’s fun to identify with “Oh ya!, I remember that.” Robin is an active blogger and has been featured in Quilter’s Connection Magazine. I checked out her blog this morning and found this interesting post. The 18 resolutions are something I am going to try to work on.
Having said that, we all make resolutions and we try to keep them but I do believe it is an important process to put goals on paper. As a list maker myself, I find writing down goals a sure way to get something done. This surely does not mean everything, but it is a good starting point.
I will share with you my goals/resolutions for 2016 and encourage you to write down your own as a guideline to accomplishment!
(aka New Years Resolutions)
- Love your fabric, what you have and what you buy.
- Donate what you don’t love including your UFO’s (unfinished objects) and/or work on a charitable project!
- Bring healthy food to the next quilt gathering
- Drink tons of water when you sew.
- Get up and walk around every 20 minutes when you sew, give your back a break.
- Love what you sew, never mind what others are doing
- Work on something that makes you happy.
- Sew what you want, no more obligation sewing. Say NO if you can’t fit it into your schedule
- Accept all sewing compliments, say thank you and don’t point out where you went wrong.
- Compliment other quilters.
- Take a picture of your quilts or projects and put them in an accomplishment journal for 2016
- Sew and quilt how you want, not how someone else does it.
- Breathe and smile as you quilt. Play happy music or have a movie on. Enjoy your special talent.
- Take a class or ask advice from another quilter and give yourself time and patience to really learn the new skill.
- Inspire others by sharing with them something you have learned
- Commit to working on one UFO every third month (4 this year)(if you have UFO’s like I do!!)
- Balance work with play as effectively as you can
- Sew if it makes you happy!