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Thread: Have you made a New Year's Sewing Resolution Yet?

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    Have you made a New Year's Sewing Resolution Yet?

    We only have two more days till the new year so I'm making my new year's sewing resolution. I only have a couple.

    I resolve to finish my UFO's this year.... I don't have that many.
    1. one block wonder
    2. geisha girl quilt
    3. block of the month (nirvana)
    4. my daughter's anniversary quilt (cathedral windows)

    and get the 'must make' quilts that I've promised myself to do.
    5. a new great niece quilt to make for the February due date
    6. my last great nephew's quilt so I'm caught up
    7. some memory book marks and pillows from a wedding dress of a friend that passed on.

    That's it..... not so much. I think I can do it.

    What's your New Year's Sewing Resolution?

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    keep chugging away at the ufo pile. Start some more.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Yes, my goal is to accomplish the many facets of my new Berninia. I will be taking another in-depth class in the upcoming months. So much to learn and so little time. As for sewing, I have a couple of patterns that are of the patriotric theme. After that, whatever is on the bucket list. It changes and is added to constantly.

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    I did a lot of shopping in 2012 and not a lot of quilting--for 2013 I would like to work down many if not all of the projects I purchased this year. I would like to get my etsy store up and running so that I can off-set just a little of what I spend and of course have fun doing it all :-)

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    i know that many of us have a moratorium on buying new fabric. like That's going to fly! (ok...some of us just might be able to do it. personally, we are going to work with it one month at a time!) link to 26 (!) pages: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...m-t206795.html

    and there are pages and page of goals: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t209391.html personally, i need to sit at the machine a little more!
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    My Grandma always used the saying "Whatever you do on New Year's Day is what you will do all year". In past years I have baked, quilted, been on vacation, etc. and that is just about what I did all year. Well last New Year's Day I was doing laundry, paying bills, and in general, not having a good day. This year has been one big bill-paying-tax-paying year. I did not think it would ever end (got it all completed by Friday) I never entered my sewing room last New Year's Day, I did little sewing that I wanted to do. Not for 2013. I have things set up in my sewing room to cut, piece, sew , quilt and finish! My room is still in transition, but I must be in there...I want to be productive and creative in 2013.
    Good luck to all for 2013. Enjoy our craft, and dream big.

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    Since my Dh is not working as of Dec. 20- I'm not sure it will do any good to make plans for myself. But if I were to make resolutions--complete 6 UFOs, 6 sewing UFOs, organize sewing room, get rid of stuff so I can have a spare bedroom and the ever popular- always on the list- lose 20lbs.
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    Yes not to make any New Years resolutions.
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

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    Sure! Same as last year (LOL) finish my UFO's! I really am working on one now!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I'm going to clean my studio. I'm going to give away/throw away the things that are needlessly taking up space.

    I'm going to get rid of all my scrapbooking, beading and polymer clay stuff.

    I'm going to weed the "herd" down to five or six sewing machines, instead of the current 30-something.

    I'm going to finish at least one quilt every month.

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    I need to clean up my sewing space. We had a bad storm the other night and got water in the basement so dh moved all my sewing stuff around. I don't know where anything is.

    I have a quilt for ds that needs to be done before he gets back on Thursday. I have to quilt the borders and put on the binding.

    The last two years I spent the day working on a mystery quilt. I don't know if I will be doing that again but I will be in the sewing room.

    Have to finish knitting a scarf for a friend's 60th birthday on Thursday.

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    To get my sewing room cleaned out and and my stash in better order.

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    I don't make resolutions...however I have set some goals and joined a fabric moratorium! Hehehe....

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    Just some things: start on the BOM I joined three months ago; finish nephew's king sized (monster) stained glass quilt and make another nephew's quilt; complete some UFO's and work on the crazy quilt; only buy fabric that I "need" (haha); continue organizing the sewing areas; learn some new techniques like paper piecing; but most of all - no more sewing machines and like sewmom, lose the 20 pounds (and keep it off).

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    My goal is to have done by the end of my vacation - I go back to work January 7th, the "Taming of the Scrap Pile." I have been busy sewing together my scraps to make Magic Squares and have vowed not to do anything else until I have my scaps under control. My Magic Square pattern uses strips, then I have anything that is larger fat quarter or larger in a pile and smaller layer cake rf charm square size in another pile.
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    Quilt, quilt and quilt!

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    I will keep plugging along with UFOs,especially this queen size Hawaaian hand-done monster. I'dlike to work on my FMQ skills,having been inspired by the wonderful work done by many on this board!

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    I never make resolutions but this year I have decided to......I want to make more quilts for charity this year.
    Gloria 

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    My (dream) New Year's Resolutions are;
    1. Learn how to FMQ, and feel comfortable to a degree on doing this.
    2. Learn, Design and make 3 quilts using my EQ-7 and master and become comfortable using the 23 lessons (from here), simplifying the EQ-7 manual.
    3. Continue to work on my UFO's and make more UFO's. I like my UFO's.
    4. Not spend money on stash fabric, try to only buy items to complete the quilts.
    5. Continue to read quiltingboard.com as often as I can.
    6. Enjoy my quilting time and not stress myself out.

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    I need to make a decision... FMQ on my DMS, rent a LAQ machine or send out to a LAQer. I no longer pick patterns base on whether or not I can do the quilting with a walking foot. I really would prefer to machine quilt on my DMS but I need to set aside the time to learn. I want to choose one method/strategy to complete most of my quilts. My t-shirt quilts will still got to a LAQer.

    Lat years resolutions that I conquered? I can now do needle turn appliqué and love it. I can make the stitches nearly disappear. I also used up all my saved t-shirts for t-shirt quilts.

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    Need to get back into sewing haven't done anything for the past month. So I need to finish 2 Christmas presents, that's kinda sad. Have some projects that I want to do this year also. Also want to start eating better, have been horrible with all the goodies in the house.

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    Get better at FMQ and finish my bargello and lovers knot
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

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    I reinforce my goals.
    1. Make every dime count!
    2. Not to over buy for my sewing room.
    3. Try to pay it forward to others more.

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    1. Finish my UFOs--no idea how many I have, but I want to get them done.
    2. Work on reducing the number of PIGS and complete each one before starting the next so I don't have any UFOs.
    3. Organize my stash.
    I'm moving this spring, so that will put a crimp in my quilting plans. I have 40+ years of stuff I have to get rid of.

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    My resolutions:
    1 - Finish all UFO's , I think there are about 10.....
    2 - just ordered a new pattern called Fall Harvest by Ann Seely - large quilt I am going to make for our living room wall. It WILL get made. It will not become a UFO
    3 - buy only fabric needed to finish a project
    4 - learn to do feathers on FMQ
    5 - also, lose that extra 30 pounds.....it's making my sewing chair squeak (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it )

    Love reading everyone's resolutions - inspires me a bit to actually follow thru!!

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