Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year, New Goals & New Word

Happy New Year!  Did you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve?  Drink some bubbly to celebrate?  We did and just enjoyed each other's company.

I've been thinking about my new year's goals.  I've really been enjoying sewing these past couple years.  Some years I sew everyday for a couple hours and other years not so much. 

I did make a list of some UFOs.  I plan to finish only three of them this year.  I'm taking it easy, however, I hope to do some other projects and fun stuff too. I don't want my life to be only quilts - (What?? Yep, it's true.  There are other things out there!)

First up is Angela's quilt.
Holy Cow! This thing has been on my UFO list now for years! My big plan is to make the center square.  And that's it.  Hopefully I can at least get that done.

Second is Quilting the Christmas Tree. 
I have no idea why I didn't finish this before Christmas.  But at least I should have it ready by next Christmas.  

And third, The Green & Brown Quilt.
This is really a pretty quilt.  And my doggie looks so cute on it! I want to practice my FMQ and this quilt will be good for that.  

Okay so there they are - not too many items, which leads me to my New Word. Relax. I don't want to be a slave to my sewing machine. I want to relax and take it easy about getting so many projects done.

I do need to have goals though and that's why this month I'm linking up with Judy's "Getting it Done" and Pigtales & Quilt's "Monthly to do List".

My list for January:
Find Angela's center block 
Sew that block
Rearrange my sewing room & Set up my sewing machine
Quilt Christmas tree block 
Bind the Christmas tree block
Work on by Christmas Stocking 
Happy Stitching,
Relaxing Linda


  1. Sounds like a reasonable list. Relax is a good word. I am doing Let Go. =) Some similar motivations there, I suspect!

  2. I am totally in your corner on this one...I also want to get some UFOs done this year..but I dont want to spend all year doing it...cause I could, I have that many :):):) Happy New Year!!!

  3. I really like your green and brown quilt and your little dog is so cute! :) Happy New Year

  4. Thank you so much for linking up to the To-Do List Linky Party on my blog! Your list is a good one! Good luck on finishing it all!

  5. Love the Christmas tree! I, too, am wondering why I didn't have the Christmas bug before Christmas instead of now! Oh well. Hopefully, I'll have two next year!

  6. Your green and brown quilt is beautiful. It is very restful to the eyes. And what is it about dogs and quilts? All I have to do is start laying out quilt blocks on the floor and my Airedale, Hannah, wants to come and "help." If I'm laying it out to layer and pin, she'd like to help with that, too.

  7. Angela's quilt is going to be stunning I think. Your doggie does look very at home on the quilt.

  8. Happy New Year, Linda! I'm looking forward to following along with you in 2013! o:)

  9. Wait, there's other things besides quilting? You lost me there! haha!

    I am not making a UFO list this year. I'm just letting them go. If I finish something, great. If not, I'm not going to stress about it. I have other, bigger stuff to worry about---no quilting stuff. LOL.

  10. Tomorrow is show off day... Make a new post on your blog tomorrow or update this one to show what you accomplished off of your Monthly To-Do List. We will all come over and cheer for you!