Phew. I feel much better today. I’m not sure what was wrong with me. I was really worried it was the nasty stomach bug that’s been going around. I had just been talking about it on the phone with my sister before we watched the movie last night, so that’s what was stuck in my head. I made my DH give the boys buckets and a reminder that if *they* woke up feeling sick they needed to aim for the bucket or head for the bathroom. Luckily, none of us needed a bucket last night, and hopefully we’ll stay that way.
Today’s post is a list of my goals for the New Year.
I’m not calling these resolutions and I’m not trying to set myself up for failure. These are things that I would like to accomplish in 2007, and while I hope I can accomplish every last one of them, I am well aware that life gets in the way and sometimes things don’t always turn out how we plan them.
So here we go (and in no particular order):
1. Self-publish second book of machine quilting designs.
2. Have at least one teaching engagement (whether in studio or traveling) per month.
3. Send quilts to Machine Quilter’s Exposition, Machine Quilter’s Showcase, Home Machine Quilters Showcase, and Innovations.
4. Submit quilts to at least 1 other national, non-machine quilting specific, quilt show.
5. Work on my altered book each day.
6. Complete all of my 12x12x12 monthly quilts, as well as each of the Fast Friday Challenge quilts.
7. Finish first semester of correspondence classes.
8. Start second semester of correspondence classes.
9. Take better care of myself.
10. Try to send more letters and postcards.
11. Be open to possibilities and ideas and have fun with the directions in which quilting and teaching and blogging take me in the new year.
I have lots of quilts in me that are itching to get made (and some tops that are itching to get finished). I won’t set myself up for failure by trying to say I’m going to complete a certain number of quilts — making quilts is, for me, a fact of life, and setting a goal for how many I’m to make isn’t going to happen!
I’m enjoying visiting other blogs and reading goals and thoughts about the new year. I’m still thinking about trying to post a list of how many projects I worked on this past year. I’m not sure I can remember everything!