Gifts and Goals

It has been a while since I've posted in general about all sorts of things, but as you'll see one of the themes in my life lately has been goals everywhere.

Last weekend was the Arizona Quilter's Guild Fall Meeting. For those that aren't familiar with AQG, it is HUGE. The guild spans the state with chapters that meet all over the place. Because of the size of the guild, there are only 2 meetings a year that encompass all the chapters. One in fall, and one in spring. This one was close, and I was asked to be there to vend for Bernina Connection. Since I wanted to attend this worked out great.

The president's challenge for this meeting was to show your first quilt. 

The president's challenge for this meeting was to show your first quilt. 

Vending for Bernina Connection

Vending for Bernina Connection

Wait? Vend on behalf of a quilt store you say?! Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, since I haven't done a general update in a while. A couple months ago, I reached out to the owners of Bernina Connection and asked if they had a space for me, and they did! Now I work a couple days a week there, and will start teaching there again in the spring. I'm so excited!

One other thing I'm working on is Island Batik samples for Spring 2018 Market. Earlier this week I met with Cindy of Sew Cool Quilts to pick out Aurifil thread for quilting and come up with a quilting plan. Keep an eye out for more sneak peaks as I sew on these projects!

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Goals

One of the themes of my life lately has been small attainable goals. It has been chaos in my life, and in order to get back to normal I've had to take a one step at a time approach, but that has been great because it has allowed me to get things done. I do however want to put some goals in writing so I can look back and hold myself accountable.

  • Blog Bi-Weekly (eventually weekly)
  • Post on Social Media at least 4 days a week (eventually daily)
  • Send out Bi-Weekly Email Newsletters
  • Finish the quilt I made for the Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop

How do you set goals? Do you set them year round or just around New Years? Do they tend to be large or small, or both?

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Gifts

There are a couple of small projects I've been meaning to share. First, my son "helped" me make him a Nightmare Before Christmas pillowcase, which he now refuses to let me take off his pillow. I asked him the other day if he wanted a special Christmas pillowcase I got a vehement no!

The second is a rainbow Runaround Bag by Lazy Girl Designs for my niece's birthday. It was made entirely from stash fabric and went together super easy and quick. I even used a rainbow gradated Aurifil (3817) to top stitch around the outside. I'll be honest I had a hard time giving this up.

Both projects were stitched on a Bernina 350 Cotton & Steal Edition.

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!