Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Sorry--no matter what I do I cannot change the size of the text on this post!  ARRRGGHHH!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 
 Its a new year, and I'm using my 2016 & 2017, and 2018 Guidelines again--

2019 Guidelines



Refold/organize ONE cube/spot in my stash per month





Work on ONE UFO per month and move it One more step towards completion.  (add borders, set blocks into a top, etc)





Any piece of stash less than 9" WOF goes into the scrap box to be recut into usable units--noodles, 3.5" x 6.5" bricks, 5" charms.  





Finish a UFO before starting a new project (this one is a bit iffy)


I plan to participate in Design Wall Mondays, Stashbuster's UFO Challenge, Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Precut Challenge, and other internet fun.  Even Stash reports!  I may not post to each one every week--but I enjoy them. 





I plan to make quilts for donation and for family. 





I will participate in internet fun.  

I will remind myself its the PROCESS I love the most!


 


 My words for the year are KINDNESS, ENJOY, FOCUS, and BALANCE!!


They have worked well for me, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"  I added KINDNESS because I want to add it to my life.  I've learned a very helpful phrase--Just One Thing--JOT.  Even if you don't think you have time or don't feel like it, do JOT.  Wind bobbins.  Rip the mistake you laid to the side.  Press the blocks you pieced.  JOT can be locating a pattern, doing math, or making lists.  JOT is a task that might take 15 minutes.  Its a great tool, I use it a lot.  I've been limiting my internet time and sewing more.  I need better record keeping, I've ordered a Quilt Journal.  And since my new word is KINDNESS, I also ordered a gratitude journal.
These guidelines have worked well for me.  I have less UFOs.  More finished quilts.  And its been fun!   
Happy New Year!
~LORI1R in South Dakota~ 


8 comments:

Sara said...

Balance is one of the words I've been considering for 2019. I've had a hard time balancing work and fun lately.

I may have to adopt JOT as a theme for the year too. How clever!

Happy New Year Lori!!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Happy New Year Lori!! Hope you get lots of sewing time in this year. Limiting computer time should be one of my resolutions, if I made resolutions. LOL Maybe my word of the year should be "Quiet". As in I should just be quiet when I'm around people. I've learned that no one really wants to hear about what I've been doing or about my family so I should just be quiet. I wonder if anyone would notice. Guess our first goal this year is to keep warm. That crazy cold wind yesterday was really something!

Pat said...

I love the idea of Guidelines! always flexibility in our sewing goals! :)

Paula, the quilter said...

JOT. I will have to remember that. I like it. It reminds me of the old Nancy Zieman book "10, 20, 30 minutes to Sew". It's the same principle.

Marcia in TX said...

I like your guidelines.

Sandi1100 said...

I also ordered a gratitude journal which I just started today. What does your quilt journal look like? That is a good idea.

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