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Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 Goals

I can't help myself, if I read or hear about what is your goals, and my thoughts start racing with this and that.
Plus it just lends itself to being a list, I love lists.
So when I came across Quilting Jet  Girls 2017 Planning Party, it made me to start thinking about what it is I want to see happen in 2017.

I have a long list of quilts/projects and one of my goals is to go through that list and really think about whether I want to put the time and effort into that project still. If not I'll put the fabric back into the stash. You see most of the projects on the list are all ready to make, the fabric and pattern are together, set aside.

So I'm not going to make a list of quilts this year. Instead I think I'll commit to what I have been somewhat doing and that is to use only what's in my stash and the decided projects that's collected

After moving everything for the carpet most of my stash and stuff is in the garage and needs to be used, moved and organized. That's saying it lightly.

As you can see here it is a mess and it's an embarrassment.

I have enough fabric to last me a very long time.

The third goal is to continue (with deeper commitment) is to use up the scraps too. Have been trying but I don't think fast enough, I afraid I've added more than used.

1. Use my stash, no buying and only if I do not have a necessary piece like background.
2. Use up the scraps more.
3. Go through the projects already gather but not yet started and decide what's next, do or not.
4. In the progress of all this will be organizing my stash so I can make it useable and not so out of control.

Linking up at 
quilting jet girl   



  1. you said all these project boxes are in your garage - Oh My so much! a lifetime of work - get busy LOL

  2. I know how you feel--definitely--I have stacks of mostly fat quarters so this year it'll be really scrap-fueled quilts for me--and no more HUGE quilts--mostly table toppers, I think. "A year of table toppers" maybe...of course --after I finish up Connor's big quilt...now that my eyes are better (of course I threw my back out yesterday !!) I should be able to get going...and use it up...hugs and good luck in the New Year Julierose P.S. maybe we can cheer each other on..

  3. Thanks for the great post, Kathleen!! I read the summary to my partner who laughed along with mee ... it was so ME!! I love those goals and may incorporate them into my list. Stash, scraps and UFU's ... can't be a quilter without them. LOL

  4. A very good and doable list of goals. Wishing you a very successful 2017.

  5. It looks like you have quite a bit of stuff ( good stuff)! Isn't it amazing how we do this to ourselves?

    Good luck!

  6. I love lists and organizing. Wish I could help. ;) I wish you the best in 2017.

  7. This is such a theme in the posts I am seeing for the goals in 2017. I think you will have strong community support to cheer you through these goals as the year progresses. Thank you so much for linking up, I wish you a wonderful year, and Happy New Year!

  8. Sounds like a great plan.... very similar to mine. Hubby says we are going to leave this big house... and all this stuff can't go with. So.. please help boost me along in your clean out. Happy New Year !

  9. Well, the flip side of your fabric explosion is the relief I feel when I don't have nearly that stash. The Mr. would kick me out of the house!


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