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Thread: New Year's Resolutions for 2010

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    I was thinking it might be fun to write down our upcoming New Year resolutions concerning what we would like to accomplish/learn in quilting this coming year.

    Here are mine so far. I'm sure I'll add others, but these are my main ones.

    1. Improve my machine quilting, esp. my FMQ!!!!! I hate my machine quilting and I know it's because I've only started and I just need to practice, practice, practice.

    2. Finish 1 UFO a month. This one is made easier because I belong to a quilting bee called the "UFO Bee." This year we are doing a UFO Challenge, which means every month we sign up to finish a UFO. It helps that the rules are a bit loose. Instead of actually having to finish a project from beginning to end, someone can sign up to finish a top, though most of mine I hope to actually finish and get them out of the UFO pile! For those who sign up for the UFO Challenge, if we don't get our UFO done that month, we owe 1 yard of fabric to the kitty. At the end of the year we'll receive a raffle ticket for each UFO we've done & there will be a drawing for all the fabric. I'm determined to get 12 raffle tickets and not have to pay in any fabric, or at least that's my goal.

    3. Dye my own fabric. I really, really, really want to learn to do this and I've got some great methods I want to try, including the snow dyeing that was posted in another thread here.

    4. Keep up with the Dear Jane quilt that begins in Jan. I definitely don't want that to end up a UFO!!!! :shock:

    5. Take both classes from Sally Collins when she comes to my local guild this spring. Sign ups begin in January and I plan on making sure I'm one of the first to sign up. I definitely do NOT want to end up on the waiting list and possibly miss taking a class from her.

    So what do the rest of you plan for this coming year? Are there any techniques, classes, patterns, or other things you would like to accomplish?

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    Tiffany,
    I love the idea of finishing a UFO each month - I know I have more than 12 so it'd work for me. Last year I set out with goals in mind - I did finish some of them... others, well, not so much... I'll start with One UFO per month - - - thanks.

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    Hmmm -- haven't got around to making resolutions yet for the New Year.... :oops: :oops: However, I do have several fabric kits that need making.... :D :D

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    No resolutions for me... I will be keeping myself pretty busy all year long :wink: :D :D :D

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    I don't do resolutions. I'll just keep trying to use up some of my stash.

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    Hey I am on board. But can't go as far as to finish one UFO a month, since I hand quilt,but will do one every quarter. I also want to get together with old friends at least once a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I don't do resolutions. I'll just keep trying to use up some of my stash.
    It sounds like you just made a resolution. :lol: Actually, I view resolutions to be the same as a goal. And I read once where if a person writes down their goals they are 70% more likely to achieve them, so I try to write mine down. It helps because midway through the year I can reread it and remind myself of what I had planned.

    Thismomquilts, yay! Once a month we should post a picture here of what we have finished as a way to encourage each other to keep going. I would love to see what you are working on!

    Shaverg, that sounds great!

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    I LOVE LISTS!

    AS far as my quilting goals:
    1.Finish all of my peiced tops and get them quilted!
    2. Use up most of my scraps and stash....I say this only because I will buy new projects all the time rather than use it and I have so many that just need to used up! I love that feeling anyway!
    3. Finish UFO's....I don't have many so this shoudl not be a problem. I have less than 12 ..so the monthly thing won't work.
    4. put labels on my work..I am horrible about this
    5. take pictures of my work.

    AS far as other goals....
    1. Get into nursing school ...2 more quarters before I can apply.
    2. lose weight...actually run a 5 k race.
    3. clean out closets and garage.....this is no easy feat with 6 kids...could taek years..lol

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    I would like to refrain from starting too many new ones until a few UFO's are done. Don't know if I will be successful. I am really bad at resolutions.......

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    My resolution is to start being more selfish with my time and do more of what I want to do. My kids are grown and one at home is a teen, able to feed and dress herself. DH can watch tv without me. He watches dumb shows anyway. :roll:

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