After setting ambitious goals for 2015, which did not mesh with the reality of quitting my job, moving, and spending months in a sad mental state, I'm ready to set some crafty goals for 2016 that can be accomplished.
1. Finish 3 large quilts.
The ones I have in mind are all quilts that have been started. Two of them are almost done with the piecing. Let's see some pom-poms come out for the finish line!
2. Buy no fabric for the first 6 months of the year.
This is next-to-impossible for me lately. The fabrics--and the ideas they generate--really set up a chorus in my head every time I step into the quilt shop where I work. My one "out" for this resolution is if I need a fabric for a project I am actively working on, and that fabric is the only thing that will let me move forward.
3. Finish two projects for each new start.
I have so many UFOs that lay in scary, shadowy forms: on the floor, in the corners, teetering on the shelves, ready to pounce. I already have four at the top of my list to finish this month (so I can start the 2 new things that I just gotta cut into!)
4. Complete at least 8 garments.
This goal will be a challenge. The only "garments" sewn by me last year were 2 aprons. To help my mojo in this direction, I have joined the uber-talented folks at Make a Garment a Month (currently on Facebook).
5. Write a pattern.
C'mon, I am teaching a Block of the Month class at the quilt shop, how much more work can it be to write up a pattern for one of the amazing designs in my head?