My Lucky 13

Posted on January 5, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Challenges, Inspiration, Lists, Studio News

It’s a brand new year — 2013. My Cowboy and I were talking the other day about how when we were back in school, even just the year 2000 seemed so far away, and now here it is already 2013 — time really flies!

It’s past time to make New Year’s Resolutions, but I’ve been a tad busy since Christmas, with moving and all, and besides, I like to call my resolutions “Goals”, and I set goals year-round just whenever I think of them.

But I absolutely love the start of a new year. It’s like being given a fresh clean notebook to write in for an entire year and see what I can make of it.

This year I’ve decided to use a “13” theme for my list. I’m going to list 13 things I’d like to accomplish this year, and see if I can get them done. And in no particular order, here they are:

1 ) Read at least 13 books.

2 ) Finish at least 13 of my oldest UFOs.

3 ) Publish 13 new designs, as patterns, kits, or tutorials.

4 ) Lose at least 13 pounds.

5 ) Attend 13 quilting events (shows, workshops, retreats, etc.)

6 ) Clean out and organize 13 bins of fabric.

7 ) Knit at least 13 items (scarves, prayer shawls, afghans, etc.)

8 ) Refinish 13 areas of my house.

9 ) Make at least 13 charity quilts.

10 ) Gain 13 new longarm customers.

11 ) Learn 13 new things.

12 ) Try at least 13 new recipes.

13 ) Finish 13 of my antique quilt tops into finished quilts.

There! That’s quite a list, so I’d best get started, huh? Especially since I’m off to a bit of a late start as it is. I’ve put up a page where you can check my progress HERE, so I’ll be updating it as I check things off the list . . . and I’m sure there will be periodic blog posts about what I’m working on that’s getting me closer to reaching these goals. It’s gonna be an exciting year, don’t you think?

What about you?

Are there 13 things YOU’d like to accomplish this year?

0 responses to “My Lucky 13”

  1. Deanna says:

    13 x 13 = 169. That is A LOT of accomplishment. Are you going to check in with us 13 times and let us know how it is going?

  2. Cindy says:

    That’s quite a list! After Deanna did the math, I’m not game. I will try to do the at least 13 UFOs and loosing at least 13 pounds though. Plus, my thing for this year is to do some sewing (either by hand or machine) every day this year. So far I’m five for five!

  3. Billie says:

    My goodness that’s a scarey list and then the math really scared me. But you have to have goals to get anything done. I’m working on UFO’s. This is the year I whittle that down.

  4. Rose Marie says:

    I think the 13 things under the 13 things is insanity. I might just make a list of 13 SINGLE things to do. For instance, I can not finish 13 old UFO’s.
    My biggest goal for 2013 is the same as I had for 2012. I am going to take a 5 mile walk. I tried all last year to make this one. What does this have to do with Lucky 13? Nothing. But it is still the best I can do.

  5. Love your 13 list.

    I remember when I was a kid and thought, “Wow, in 2000, I’ll be 35 years old. I’ll be OLD.” Here it is 2013, and I’ll be 48 years old. I guess I must be REALLY old now!

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