Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year ~ New Goals

And its a good thing too!  One of my goals for 2015 is to become more focused.  While I feel I'm that way with my projects, I forget to take time for other things.  Life, blog, me.  It's so easy to push things to the side.  After all there is always tomorrow.   

When you get a groove going, time flies.
Donald Fagen

My groove has gyrated for most of the year and it needs a good old fashioned rest! Maybe a little oil and a little cleaning to boot!

The short version is I plan on taking time to not sew!  Crazy talk, I know!  This is what I would like for 2015:  

I want to design.  I want to get these crazy ideas into pattern form.  I'm thinking this may be a good time to get EQ7.  If it helps...I'm all for it!

Become a better blogger.  More posting.  I want to share processes, tutorials, patterns and ideas.  Acknowledge those who inspire me on a daily basis.

Take a day or two for everyday life.  Smell the roses a little more.

I also would love to start submitting projects/ideas to quilt related magazines.  You just never know!  I was very lucky to have had two magazine features with my pillow designs. I still cannot believe it!  Maybe one day I can get a quilt featured!

I have even thought about hosting a link-up.  I know, I know.  I was thinking about something a little 'out there'.  It would be sewing/quilting/crafty-ish related.  Just different. This will be last on the list, I'm not sure I would be able to wrangle enough interest!  It doesn't hurt to think about it!

Okay, so there it is ~ my little bitty list.  I seriously am hesitant to post this list.  We all know things happen, the best laid plans sometimes go sideways. But I'll give it a go!

My first year of blogging has been amazing!  I have learned so much and as I have said before's time to take the training wheels off... take this baby to the next level! 

Thank you for reading, following, commenting and encouraging.  The support I have had is amazing.  I have made some wonderful friends, met people I never would have had the chance to meet and learned a great deal this year.  If it wasn't for my Etsy shop and customers, I most likely would have never found my creative voice!


I'm hoping I become a better 'Pilot' in 2015 ~ balancing is an act I'm not the best at!

Now let's welcome the New Year ~ full of things that have never been!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! We shall see how it goes!

  2. Good luck with your plans. That would be great to have your ideas submitted to a magazine!

    1. I hope to stay on track a bit more this year! Thank you!

  3. I love the goals you have set for yourself & they are totally doable!!

    1. I think I can, I think I can! Thank you Christa for the encouragement!

  4. Sounds like you are right on track, Jayne. I am interested to see you turning your great designs into patterns. But I don't think you need EQ7 to do it. That program is more for making a block and plunking said block into a layout. For your improv style a program like Paint will do the trick. I can totally see your work being published on a more regular basis. You have a wonderful talent! Looking forward to seeing what you will accomplish in this new year!

    1. I have never looked into Paint...Thank you so very much! Your support and encouragement this past year has been a treasure!

  5. This is a great list, Jayne - and it anyone can do it, I bet you can! Good luck and can't wait to follow your progress!

  6. "if" anyone can do it, not "it" anyone can do it ;)

  7. Oh hey, I chose "focus" as my word for the year, too. :) I love your list and I know you can do it! I can't wait to see what you do with the new year!


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