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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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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