Thirteen things I want to accomplish in 2013. Keep up with my progress below . . .
1 ) Read at least 13 books. (Just two. Two seems to be all I can manage in a year!)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Knights of the Shadow Wood by David C.S. Richard
2 ) Finish at least 13 of my oldest UFOs. (Total fail! Only one? Pathetic!)
3 ) Publish 13 new designs, as patterns, kits, or tutorials. (Ten — I almost made it!)
4 ) Lose at least 13 pounds.
First, I gained 13 pounds . . . then I lost 11. Not what I had planned at all! Fail!
5 ) Attend 13 quilting events (shows, workshops, retreats, etc.) (Almost too easy! I love going to quilting events!)
AQS Show in Paducah, KY
Quilt Market in Portland, OR
Pecan Valley Quilt Guild September Retreat
Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild Fall Retreat
Paula Party at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Overland Park, KS
6 ) Clean out and organize 13 bins of fabric.
3 done, then I just quit. But I’ll still be working on this one in 2014.
7 ) Knit at least 13 items (scarves, prayer shawls, afghans, etc.) (Again, just one. Pathetic!)
Tan prayer shawl
8 ) Refinish 13 areas of my house. (Also pathetic. There WILL be more on this in 2014.)
9 ) Make at least 13 charity quilts.
I made several tops, but none of them got quilted. I’ll be working on that in 2014 as well.
10 ) Gain 13 new longarm customers. (I did it! Actually, I got more than 13, but just a few are listed here.)
11 ) Learn 13 new things. (Guess I’m a slow learner . . .)
I got an iPad and am still figuring out all its uses.
I learned to use my NextBook as an eReader (which is the only reason I got some books finished)
I learned how to use FaceBook.
12 ) Try at least 13 new recipes. (Ten that I can remember. Some of them are keepers — some I’ll never try again!)
Sour Cream Cherry Pie
Meat Pies (by Kent Rollins in the September 2013 issue of Western Horseman)
Blueberry Pie (my own concoction)
Chicken Alfredo Casserole
13 ) Finish 13 of my antique quilt tops into finished quilts.
I did actually finish 2 small ones, but I haven’t shown them yet. Other than that, another total fail.
See what I’m up to in 2014 HERE!