Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome 2015

Here it is 2015 already.  Where did 2014 go so fast!  It seems like only a few months ago I was thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in 2014 and now it's gone forever.

Many of you have already posted your goals and new year resolutions for 2015.  I spent a good amount of time reading them last night.  It reminded me that I had not done anything about that.  Heck, I usually don't make many resolutions any more, but there are a few standard ones each year that come to mind.

- Eat healthier - Did somewhat better in 2014
- Get more exercise - (More steps on my Fit Bit) - yes! Increased daily miles to 3/day
- Use more stash fabric and don't buy much fabric - No on first half,  yes on last part.
- Learn to do "something" that I've always wanted to learn - yes - knitting socks
- Finish up more UFOs - NO - not even one of my UFO's finished. Bad me.
- Keep in touch with friends more frequently - Needs more attention
- Post more frequently on blog - Needs more attention
- Quilt 12 Charity quilts -  finished 16 in 2014 - Yipee!

My goals for 2015 will be to continue last year's list with major improvements on
- finishing UFOs - I have way too many and at least 16 flimsies are ready to quilt
- fabric management - much more out than in
- keeping in touch with friends
- posting on blog more frequently
- trying new knitting patterns and stitches

In addition to these, another main focus for me will be to Declutter and Organize my sewing areas and my life.  I want to slow down and enjoy the process and not be so stressed and rushing all the time.

I'm in complete agreement with Bonnie Hunter who says her mantra for the new year is "More with Less."

What are you looking forward to in the new year?  I hope you make those dreams and goals come true.


  1. Sounds like 2014 was pretty good. If you met all your goals, you'd have to come up with completely new ones for this year.

    I'm with you on the de-cluttering, that's on tap for this weekend. Happy New Year.

  2. It looks like you have some great goals for 2015! Best wishes on making progress on all of them.

  3. Looks to me like you have a great balance Dar! You've done a marvelous job of concentrating on the things that are really important to you, and I know you will do an even better job in 2015! I'm so proud of you for learning to make socks!!! This year you will probably take the knitting world by storm :) So glad to have lovely friends like you to share the new year with *hugs*

  4. I am proud of what you have accomplished and will continue to accomplish. And, you know, I can't wait to help you organize your stash! LOL

  5. That's a good list of goals. I'd say quilting an extra 4 charity quilts from what your goal was means you get to pretend you finished 4 UFO's. That's my way of thinking, anyway. And good for you for getting in extra exercise. I set that as a goal last year, and the year before, and the year before. I actually think I improved in 2014, but I need to do a lot better in 2015. Still a work in progress. Purging stuff from closets, shelves, and drawers is my goal. There is stuff in there that hasn't seen the light of day in a decade, and I'm going to really try to pare that down this year. Making good progress on my bookshelf, but it's barely a dent in the surface.

  6. Good goals Dar! Hope I get to see you around sometime. I like the More with Less. I am up for more organization in the sewing room.

  7. Good goals Dar! Look forward to seeing you sometime this year.
    Joanne G

  8. Wow, you did really well on your goals. Well.........except for those pesky UFO's! lol

  9. You spent your 2014 making quilts for a wonderful organization - I would say that makes for a very successful 2014! As for where 2014 went...I'm asking the same thing. And here we are at the beginning of 2015 and I'm already digging in my heels to slow down 2015.