Looking back, looking forward…..

2021 brought me:

  • First ever pattern in a magazine
  • Sewing through my stash, over 19 yards in the summer alone
  • First quilt accepted into a juried show: View Arts in New York
  • Two outdoor quilt shows with my local guild
  • The Cabin Break quilt accepted in to 2022 QuiltCon
  • A redesign of my website and blog

The past 3 years, instead of goal-setting,  I’ve been choosing a word for the year. Last year’s word was “ease” and it worked for me. As challenges occurred, I tried to take it in stride with ease, with knowing that I would know the next best move. 2022’s word for the year is intention. I’ve noticed that while I can handle multiple demands at once, sometimes I catch myself running ragged. So with “intention” being my word, my hope is that I will really tune into what I REALLY want to say “Yes!’: is it aligned with my goals? When saying yes, what am I saying no to?

Here are some loose ideas I’m planning for 2022:

  • Sew even more of my stash – Lately, I have been thinking about the environmental costs of my craft. I’m challenging myself to design quilts with my stash in mind.
  • Quilt Designs: I want to explore secondary designs in my quilts. Besides alternating blocks, what are some other ways to create secondary designs?
  • Website and Blog: I want to publish a monthly newsletter and be more consistent with more free patterns and/or blocks

And a few more ideas, that I’m still mapping out. Hang with me – I can feel that 2022 will be another fun year for creating!