Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Goals...Happy New Year!

You know, I don't make New Year Resolutions. I make New Year Goals. And it's time to work on plans for 2017! I truly believe I'm never too old to stop trying to better myself and learn new things!

You know me - I love a list! So here's my list of goals for the year...

1. I plan to continue with my daily quilting schedule - it's such a help to have purpose and direction every single day. The schedule allows me to move several quilting projects forward at the same time. And because I switch up machine sewing and hand stitching, I never allow my hands to get too tired - I don't ever want to battle Carpel Tunnel Syndrome!

During the year,  I plan to finish En Provence, my new curved hexie project, a Sue Spargo quilt, my basket UFO quilt, Gardenvale, New Bedford, I'm a Farmer's Daughter, and whatever else suits my fancy.

Also in the new year, I plan to make some clothing in the style of Alabama Chanin. Fun hand sewing!

2. Keep swimming and hiking. I know that I'm not a 'gym' person, but I've finally found exercise I enjoy. Swimming and hiking! Bingo! I will have to say that our new neighborhood has made hiking and swimming much more accessible to us. In fact, our new neighborhood has been life changing!

3. Take better care of my skin. I'm pretty good about applying sunscreen to my face daily. But that's about all the babying my skin gets. It's time to do better! More about this later.

4. Read more. I'm going to set a doable goal - read 12 books during the year. I should be able to do that!

And that's it! Basically I want to keep on keeping on - continuing what I'm already doing. Life is good!

Do you have goals for the year??? What are they?


  1. I do have goals - mainly widen my quilt ministry at Church; keep in more contact with family; quilt daily as part of my meditation effort; take better care of myself by walking more and eating less. That's all.

  2. Julie, I'd be interested in seeing a short listing of your quiltilng schedule. I've been reading your blog for some time but I've never tried to take notes. :) I am newly retired and it seems to me that a good schedule of sewing time slots would be useful to me ... otherwise I just fritter away my time.

    :) Linda

  3. Wonderful for you to set your goals!! I agree about the 'gym' part...not for me walking and having the two dogs allows me to do the walking with company! Lucky us!! Happy New Year!!!


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