2014 Sewing & Craft Goals

Lots of people make New Year’s Resolutions and I was no exception this year.  I thought I would take it a step further and make a list of projects I would like to complete this year.  I always have a running list going in my head or on my iPhone, but I decided having it written here might help me actually do some of them!  I’m currently on a self-imposed fabric/yarn/craft supply buying ban until I use up some of what I have, so I’d better get to work!

Bow Tie quilt Done!

Abundantly Blessed quilt #1 Done!

Abundantly Blessed quilt #2 Done!

Bobble afghan Done!

Halloween Sampler (In progress)

Christmas Sampler

— Camera strap for my DSLR

— Apron for me

— Appliqued holiday shirts

~ Valentine’s Day (Moxie) Done!

~ St. Patrick’s Day (Moxie & Gene)

~ Easter (Moxie & Gene) Done!

~ 4th of July (Moxie & Gene) Done!

~ Halloween (Moxie & Gene) Done!

~ Thanksgiving (Moxie & Gene) Done! Sort of…

~ Christmas (Moxie & Gene)

Stay tuned as I post progress updates and photos of my finished projects.  Oh, and if you could ask me how it’s going occasionally, that’d be great.  With two kiddos I sometimes need reminded to get me motivated.

Do you have any crafting goals for this year?


Happy 2014!  It’s the new year so you know what that means — New Year’s Resolutions!  I’ve decided to make a few this year.  It’s nice to have goals.  The feeling of accomplishment when you reach one of your goals is even better.

Here are a few of my goals for 2014:

Make a quilt for each of my kids

I’ve wanted to make quilts for my kids for quite some time now, but always end up working on something else.  I actually have a quilt top finished for my son, it just needs to be quilted.

Try new recipes

My husband is a picky eater.  It makes adding new recipes to our collection tricky.  Lucky for me, my toddler will eat almost anything.  Hopefully I can find a few recipes the whole family can enjoy.

Do the 30 Day Shred

Operation: Get Fit needs to be a bigger priority this year.  I’ve lost all of the baby weight, but really need to shed a few more pounds.  I would rather have a root canal than drag two little kids to the Y in the middle of winter, so Jillian’s 30 Day Shred will have to do for now.

Meal plan

I have been working on this one for a while.  I plan a week’s meals at a time, but would love to work my way up to two or even four weeks at a time.  This is one chore I do not enjoy doing, so it seems to take me forever to come up with meal ideas.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  What are your goals for 2014?