Friday, July 22, 2016

2016 Mid Year Review


I'm almost afraid to start writing this post, but I'm pretty sure it is the kick in the pants that I need.  It's mid year and we all have a tendency to slack off (or I assume I'm not the only one) and lose track of what is important to us.  I actually almost forgot to assess myself, but luckily Yvonne sent me an email to remind me.  Not only did she remind me, but she is also hosting a linky party for all of us to link up to, so we can share in one spot how we are doing.  So let's see how I'm doing.


1) Goal: Work on improving my health.  Well, based on my picture from lunchtime today...a picture is worth a thousand words.


I'm going to admit, I'm falling short on this goal, so it's time to step it up a bit a lot.  Not going to beat myself up, just going to regroup and get moving.

2) Goal:  Finish a UFO a quarter or 4 this year.  I am happy to say I have finished at least one.  You may remember Labyrinth .


It is my first UFO finish for the year.  I still believe I'm on track for completing this goal.  I will be working another UFO very shortly and may break down and have one quilted by someone else.  What's that saying...there's more than one way to skin a cat.  Where the heck did that saying come from anyway???  Who is skinning cats???

3)  Goal: Write a full size pattern and two smaller ones.  Well...I'm 1/3 to may way there.  Earlier this year when I participated in the 2016 New Block Blog Hop by Paintbrush Studios, I shared with everyone my pattern/tutorial for Nautical Compass


So, with one down, I am currently working with Dave the Quilt Engineer to write a pattern for a small wall hanging and there is talk about collaborating to write a full size pattern as well.  So, I feel I'm still on track with this one as well.

4) Goal: Self evaluate.  Thanks for the reminder, Yvonne :)

5) Goal:  Drink more wine.  All things in moderation, though I do remember from time to time to treat myself to a deserving glass of something cold and sparkling.


So other than goal #1, I feel like I'm still on a positive track to completing my goals.  Maybe I need to write a non-quilting post declaring a more detailed plan on accomplishing this goal.  If I make it more public, I may feel more motivated to see it through.  Right now I'm leaving myself at my own devices and did you see the ice cream picture?  It looks yummy, how can I say no??  Sigh.  

One goal I did not set for myself this year was restrictions on adding to my stash and right about now, I'm really glad I didn't.  Craftsy just launched their Christmas in July Sale today with up to 60% off of quilting supplies.  Yes, please!


I'm dreaming of a Cotton & Steel FQ bundle and a bigger spool of Aurifil Monofilament Thread and I think I heard David say something about Tula Pink, so there just maybe stash posts in our future...and second jobs.  But really with sales this great, we might be able to hold off on the second jobs.  So hop over to Craftsy and treat yourself to something nice.  (Links to Craftsy are affiliate links and I do receive a small commission should you choose to purchase something.  So, consider me a Craftsy enabler, but I promise to never steer you wrong or tell anyone you were here)


Come join the party!  Today I'm linking up with 2016 Mid Year Review and Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop!



11 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I think self evaluation is such a key part of setting goals, and I hope you don't mind the extra nudge I sent you this morning. :) Being healthier is a lifelong goal for me as well, and we all have days that are better than others.

Lisa J. said...

I think goals around health seem to be hard for many of us...maybe you and Dave need to tackle this one together. I like the goal to drink more wine...I've been on vacation this week and the wine consumption has gone up. If you get part time jobs to cover the fabric habit you won't be able to quilt!

Stitchin At Home said...

I agree with Lisa health goals are better when shared. Now I need to find a way to decrease my stashing habits...it's a never ending cycle.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

You're doing great! I'm afraid to go and look at my list.....maybe tomorrow LOL

Paige said...

Oops! I had ice cream today too! Love your progress so far this year!

Sandra Walker said...

I need to write a similar post...mebbe.... Ha I hopped over to Craftsy to check out the C&S link you so kindly provided and nearly forgot to write a comment! You are doing really really well IMHO, and you didn't even mention the squirrels that grabbed your attention, some you found, some certain others may have pointed out) and that you completed, Swoon Mini just one! I love seeing Labyrinth again, mmm. Did you have ANY idea you'd be collaborating with Dave a mere 6 months after starting 2016? THAT is just so cool.

Sue said...

Wow! That ice cream - yum! Great goals, some seem far more achievable than others! Enjoy your sparkly 😉 Cheers!

Quilty said...

Ice cream and Champagne! I love your goals!! Beautiful quilt too

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I do like goal number 5, and the ice cream course, my favourite, but it has to be vanilla, apart from the violet flavour I had in France, and the Rose was beautiful too.......
Smiles
Kate

quiltnparty.com said...

I'm with you on getting more healthy. I've been off sugar, alcohol, caffeine, dairy and gluten for 2 weeks now. I'm feeling really good and seeing the changes I was hoping for. It's hard, especially when I see that glass of wine. I love wine! I think it's great you're meeting your goal of writing your own patterns and wonderful that you're working with your husband on it.

Cheryl said...

I think that you are making great progress on your goals and I love your Labyrinth finish. (I have to admit that the picture of the ice cream definitely made me hungry for some, I love sprinkles :)

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