Last year, I read ‘The Happiness Project’. Gretchen Rubin created a blog and shared her experiences with goals that she set for each month. It was a wonderful book and included many great tips for finding happiness in daily life. In addition to my personal goals, I developed my own monthly quilting goals:
January: Refresh the theme for my blog. Over the past few days, I have been working on a new logo for craftedAngles.com. Here is a rough draft. I will continue to work on making the background look more like fabric by adding a frayed edge and some stitching. It is a work-in-progress, but it is a start to my January goal.
February: In 2010, I did not maintain the pace of the quilt alongs, thus, I want to complete the following UFO’s of 2010 Quilt Alongs that I have yet to complete:
March: Since I didn’t complete my quilt alongs from 2010 (hence, February’s goal to complete them), I have my goal for March to maintain the pace of a quilt-along with the 2011 Bloggers’ Block-A-Palozza, starting January 24th:
April: Finish the following UFO’s of 2010 before May. However, it would even be great to finish them earlier!
May: Update my Sewing Room with a design wall to fit my needs and space. Here is a post with a picture of my current room. Thanks Barbara for sending the following link for a great design wall tutorial from the Mirkwood Designs Blog.
June: Design my own modern quilt pattern and create a free online tutorial. I am inspired everyday by the quilting tutorials and tips that the whole blogging community provides. I have six months to work on this goal!
July: Create a quilted craft. Last year, I created a quilted stuff animal zebra. Who knows what I will make in July!
August: Develop my applique skills by working on a new landscape quilt.
September: Learn to use the embroidery attachment for my new sewing machine.
October: Complete a Pineapple Quilt for my bedroom. The fabric is all purchased and I will need to start in January to finish this quilt by November.
November: With Fall, I want to scan leaves and incorporate them into a quilting project.
December: Utilize my stash of black batiks and relax!
It will be another exciting year for quilting! Stay tuned for updates…