I always find I spend the last few weeks of December looking ahead to the future. Contemplating what projects and events I want to tackle, deciding where I want to spend my time in the coming year and setting goals for my business.
Back in January, I declared 2016 "The year of Cyndy"....Ha!
Looking at that post, I remember how exhausted I was from an extremely busy 2015. And early in 2016, I did adjust how and where I was spending my time.
Well, the pendulum definitely swung to the other extreme because I over committed myself with "fun" projects and by mid-year, my projects all began feeling like a chore.
So this year, I hope to find a happy medium.
I am really making a concerted effort on my UFOs. It is time to clean these up and get them off my shoulders. I am down to having only 20. I decided to make a list of 12 and join American Patchwork for their UFO challenge. Each month they will pick a number and that will be the project I work on throughout the month. I may not finish it, but I hope to make some progress on each of these.
This is the year I am going to start learning to sew garments. I have been collecting patterns and fabric for a few years but I have failed so miserably in the past, I have been frozen to start. Well, I have signed up for a class at a new local store and I will share my journey with you.
This should be interesting!
Remember my Scrappy Sampler? I have been thinking about hosting a Quilt Along and if there is enough of an interest I will get planning on something very similar.
What do you like to see in a QAL?
Scraps will be a big part of 2017. Scrap-A-Palooza is coming back and I will still be hosting Oh Scrap every Sunday. I also plan on participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge but I am keeping it simple this year.
Scraps really make me happy!
In March and September, I will be once again hosting the Quilty Orphan Adoption. It is great to see UFOs that are languishing get packaged up, sent off and finished, sometimes for donation to some great charities. In fact, if you have adopted and finished a picture, I would love it if you shared a photo.
So that is my plan for the year.
I have decided to not commit myself to a lot of long term projects. I have also decided not to list a bunch of things I would like to achieve throughout the coming year.
I am keeping it simple this year!
Thank you all for your friendship, support and encouragement! It warms my heart so much to know so many follow along on my quilty journey.
I am joining the fun over at Quilting Jetgirl. Yvonne holds a Planning Party every year. I enjoy seeing what everyone has planned for the coming year!