Friday, January 1, 2016

Out with the Old, In with the New!

I am so looking forward to a brand new year! Last year was pretty awesome with my Craftsy debut and the launch of my online shop, so I am working on a plan now. Of course plans change and I'm learning to hold onto them lightly. God knows the ultimate results of the plans I make and I'm letting Him guide me as I go. I would however like a little peek into His plans for me.

Like Leah Day, I had a word for the year last year: Finish. I'll tell you, that seems like a flop as my Ruler Work Sampler Quilt is still unfinished. But I did finish that Craftsy class and all it entails and opened my shop which wasn't even on my radar last January.



I'm giving a presentation at the closest big quilt guild to me in mid-January, and I plan to have that sampler done by then. I keep a fairly low profile locally so this will be an interesting activity.

I'm working on another special project and have a ton of quilts in my head just like the rest of you. I'm working on my routine to try to make sure, as Christa Watson said, "I'm a quilter who blogs, not a blogger who quilts!"

That's all for now....see you next year!

6 comments:

  1. I have loved learning from you and look forward to watching your soar in 2016! Happy New Year!

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  2. Beautiful piece in your blog today...Happy New Year to you and your family...thanks for all you share you quilter you!

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  3. Do you have a 2016 word for the year? I didn't do so well keeping my 2015 word, and that makes me hesitant to choose a word for this year. Your quilting is always wonderful, Amy, and I know you'll knock the socks off the quilters in the local guild! You go! Have a fabulous 2016!

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    1. I’m still thinking on a word for 2016. I think my theme for the year is “Intentionality” or something similar, like orderliness, on purpose, or generally reining in some of my artistic ‘wing-it’ style for a bit more structure to my life. Certainly doesn’t lend itself to doing a FMQ wall hanging like last year…

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  4. Happy New Year! I've learn't so much from you in 2015 and look forward to 2016. I love the Finish quilt and especially the background design, will you be doing a video on this in the future (fingers crossed).

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I'll put your request in my list of blogging ideas and see if I can't do something on it.

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