After a year of finishing UFOs in 2013, I started out 2014 with only one work in progress. I wanted to "continue making and finishing quilts while Keeping It Sweet, Simple, & Extra Special." Looking back, I have finished 44 quilts (larger than a mini). I can definitely say that I was able to do so. Although it is kind of crazy that I have made one third of my total quilts (122) in one year. I have ended the year with just one WISP (work in slow progress).
My specific goals for 2014 were as follows:
1. I want to do a lot of stash busting, so I can update my stash with newer, cuter fabrics.
I definitely did this. In fact, I used exactly 300 yards of fabric. All but five of those yards (used for FMQ practice and a practice dust cover) were for finished projects. I purchased 131 yards of fabric, for a net stash report of 169 yards less than the beginning of the year. Of the fabric that I purchased 81.5 yards were used, 30.5 yards are for specific projects, and 19 yards were added to my general stash. Which means that I used 218.5 yards of fabric purchased prior to January 1, 2014. That is a lot of fabric!
2. I want to continue making more seasonal quilty things for my home.
I accomplished this in the form of table runners/toppers, wall hangings, and cuddle quilts. I am anti-clutter, so I really enjoy decorating with quilts on my walls and tables. I see some seasonal pillows in my future.
3. I want to become more involved in the online quilting community.
I participated in three big events this year:
Plus, I figured out Bloglovin and participated in fun Linky Parties.
4. I want to have a little more balance in my creative endeavors.
While I did some scrapbooking and photo organizing, there is room for improvement here.
All in all, 2014 was a pretty great year. :D Now my big, huge, main goal for 2015 is to "ENJOY." Really deep, I know. ;)
Here are 15 things I want to ENJOY in 2015:
- Using my stash
- Using my scraps
- Using new fabrics
- Building my stash
- Finishing quilts
- Finishing quilty projects
- Making quilts as gifts
- Making quilts to donate
- Making quilts for my home
- Sewing my WISP by hand
- Improving my FMQ
- Blogging (when I have something to blog about)
- Participating in online events
- Preserving memories
- Last, but definitely not least... Being a wife and mother
P.S. I am linking up with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl for her "15 Quilty Resolutions for 2015."