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Thread: New Year's Resolutions

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    Power Poster Moonglow's Avatar
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    Has anyone given any thought to their resolutions for the New Year?

    Mine is to finish any UFOs before starting another project. I failed this year but seeing as I am retiring from the workforce next year maybe I'll succeed this time.

    Seasons Greetings to all.

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    Organize my sewing room. Although I hope to get started next week and have it done by the end of this year. Then get some UFOs done and more sewing time.

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    I can't keep resolutions, but guess I'll try again to lose 15 pounds, get my sewing caught up, only go to the fabric shop when I really need something, ok guess that wont work.

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    Finish more than I start and not buy fabric haphazardly...on a whim.

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    Mine HAS to be "no more fabric buying for 6 months" I have to get busy and clean my space and get organized :!: :!: :!:

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    Expect less from people.

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    Since I am terrible at keeping NY's resolutions, this year I resolve to gain 20 pounds. (Hey, if I fail as usual I'll come out lighter by 2012!)

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    I chose last year to reslove to not make any resolutions and guess what!! I made it!! always feel like I let myself down if I break them.

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    Every year I say I'm going to do my best to use what I have before buying more. I do this with my fabric, scrap booking supplies and other craft supplies. I think 2010 I did the best I've ever done! So I'm hoping 2011 will be even better. I really do not have more room for anything - I need to use what I've got!

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    I don't bother with New Year resolutions, just a waste of time.

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    I resolve to make more quilts.

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    I am making the resolution to get my sewing room all set up :D:D:D

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    I don't make resolutions, but I do make plans for what I would like to accomplish. Making resolutions seems to set me up for failure. This year I hope to finally come up with a plan for my daughter's Purdue quilt. I have purchased more than ample fabric over the past two years so that is not a problem. My stumbling block:) is that she sketched a design that is hard to develop with basically two colors. It's also queen size, but she would like the drop to be a little longer. I'm hoping to talk her into a bed skirt instead. I used to make them for an interior designer and think I remember how I did it...no pattern. I really hoping I can manage large amounts of fabric again.

    Maybe I should make a resolution to not ramble on so much.:) Oops, forgot about the failure thing!

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    Mine is to lose weight and live healthy. I really have to find a way to do it this year, as my knees are really giving me problems.

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    I'm going to work harder at getting my home business going and be able to quit my job outside the home.

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    Quilting Resolutions:

    o re-fold my fabrics via the tute.

    o Sew my scraps (can no longer close the scrap bin drawer!) into string quilts (via bonnie hunter)

    o do Not make decisions to create quilts for personal occasions (i.e., birthdays, holidays, etc...). Just enjoy the quilting process and the learning of new techniques. I need a year of that.

    o treat my WIPs as BOMs.

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    Try to get the house organized enough so I can set up my sewing room - so I can use all the beautiful patterns I have found that I want to make with all the gorgeous fabric I have in my stash

    Also lose weight - so I can fit in more than 2 pairs of jeans in my walkin closet

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Finish more than I start and not buy fabric haphazardly...on a whim.
    Ditto! I did do pretty much this for 2010 but I will keep it the same for 2011.

    Kyia

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    yes! I intend to make myself some quilts this year, and some Christmas themed quilts, embroidered quilts, and table and tree things. I always quilt for other family members, and still have more to go. Maybe I can have it all finished by next Christmas.

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    To finish half my UFO's. Use mostly fabric from my stash, instead of buying new. LOL

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    This year I lost my sewing room and in its place gained a MIL, so I need to find a new place to sew! I am going to try to keep to one project at a time with the limited space I have!

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    I joined the moratorium of "no buying material, patterns, etc (only needles, thread and that kind of stuff allowed) so that is my resolution. Oh yes, to finish all UFOs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I chose last year to reslove to not make any resolutions and guess what!! I made it!! always feel like I let myself down if I break them.
    Hear, hear. Can I get back to you on that say in about 2 months like V-Day. Happy New Year, 2011.

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    I make them and am going to actually work hard at keeping them this year. They are going to be difficult ones so wish me luck!

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    Good Luck - I was told that one does not have as much time after retirement as thought. I retired last year, am loving it, but am not getting as many projects done as expected. With the prices of good fabric sky-rocketed, I resolve to finish projects and try to use up my stash. Sounds good, doesn't it?

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