I am on an appliqué list and someone asked about quilty goals for 2007. I had to stop and think about what I was going to do next year.
I'm a list maker -- not that I follow the list -- it is just to clarify things in my mind.
Several years ago, I was cleaning and shuffling things in my studio and kept coming across the bits and pieces of projects that had stumbled to a stop. There were lots. There were 9 tops just waiting to be quilted, There were blocks hanging out in boxes and sacks waiting to be assembled into their own top. There were groups of fabrics that went together.
So, I started a list. Everything quilty related, and I mean everything, went on my spreadsheet. I broke it down on the spreadsheet into jobs that needed to be done to complete *that* project. Along the way I realized *why* the project had stopped and I had to re-evaluate if I wanted to go back to this one, repurpose it, or just plain get rid of it. I started with 65 projects. Gulp!
I now have 11 projects left on the list.
This has actually made me so productive that it has been unreal. I have bed quilts, table toppers, wall hangings, bags and potholders that I have laying in wait just be gifted to someone. I have given away over 60 yards of fabric that I knew I would never, ever use (Freecycle(tm) is a wonderful thing). I have been slipping in a couple of new projects that aren't on the list and actually finishing them!
And sew, in closing this long, rambling post, my quilt goal(s) for 2007 is to continue to work on my list. And probably add to it *grin*.