Quilting Resolutions

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.

Kind of a symbol to what we all do, take on too much and cram in too much in our lives.

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!

My “Guideline to Accomplishment” for 2016!
(aka New Years Resolutions)
  1. Love your fabric, what you have and what you buy.
  2. Donate what you don’t love including your UFO’s (unfinished objects) and/or work on a charitable project!
  3. Bring healthy food to the next quilt gathering
  4. Drink tons of water when you sew.
  5. Get up and walk around every 20 minutes when you sew, give your back a break. 
  6. Love what you sew, never mind what others are doing
  7. Work on something that makes you happy.
  8. Sew what you want, no more obligation sewing.  Say NO if you can’t fit it into your schedule
  9. Accept all sewing compliments, say thank you and don’t point out where you went wrong.
  10. Compliment other quilters.
  11. Take a picture of your quilts or projects and put them in an accomplishment journal for 2016
  12. Sew and quilt how you want, not how someone else does it.
  13. Breathe and smile as you quilt.  Play happy music or have a movie on. Enjoy your special talent.
  14. Take a class or ask advice from another quilter and give yourself time and patience to really learn the new skill.
  15. Inspire others by sharing with them something you have learned
  16. Commit to working on one UFO every third month (4 this year)(if you have UFO’s like I do!!)
  17. Balance work with play as effectively as you can
  18. Sew if it makes you happy!
I sincerely hope that everyone experiences happiness and good health this year and that your creative spirit soars!

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