Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Goals? Completed!

At the beginning of January, I laid out my quilting goals for the month.  I set out to finish construction of the Craftsy 2012 BOM quilt top and a set of coasters.  Both projects are complete.

The quilt top is ready to be basted, quilted and bound and the coasters are ready to be handed to guests with their beverage of choice!  It feels good to define realistic and achievable goals for myself.  What's realistic and achievable for one, may not be the right goals for others.

For me, quilting is a leisure time activity.  I have a challenging day job that took me out of town for a week in January and another week was spent hosting and entertaining out of town family who were staying with us.  To maintain my love of quilting and the therapeutic leisurely effect it has on me, I need to keep a slow and steady pace.

I'm starting to think about February and there are several things I want to do, but the question is what is reasonable for me to aspire to complete.  I struggle to stay focused on me and my skills and abilities.  It is tempting to look at the prolific work of others and scold myself for not being and doing more.  Slowly, I'm learning that I can appreciate the talents of others without imposing their measures of success on myself.  After all....I bet most of you couldn't conduct statistical analysis using hierarchical linear modeling, now could you?  (LOL)

I look forward to appreciating your accomplishments this month.  Join me as we link up to A Lovely Year of Finishes.  More on my February Goals tomorrow.


  1. Yours is fantastic!! I love setting these really helps.

  2. I don't even understand the sentence about what you do. lol. good on you for realising you are only you and quilting needs to be right for you. Blog lands best purpose is to encourage. Thank you for encouraging me to remember to be me!!

  3. Your quilt top is absolutely lovely! I struggle with the notion of needing to keep up the pace that others have set too. Be true to yourself and the rest will flow.

  4. Congrats on your finishes, I still have 3 months of blocks to do for the Craftsy BOM, so am envious of your finish. Know what you mean about not coming out well in comparison with some bloggers/quilters I think most of us feel that at some time or other I know I do. Thanks for the reminder about not imposing others measures of success.

  5. Congrats on achieving your goal for January. Your quilt is beautiful. I think you make a very good point about setting our own goals that suit us. Good luck in February :)

  6. The orange Craftsy quilt is lovely, and the coasters are much nicer than shop bought ones, a good January eh?

  7. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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