"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Goals

Should I call them goals, or list of stuff I want to do? Some of it I guess would be a goal to finish, and some of it is just stuff I want do, so I guess it is both! The first thing I want to do this year is buy my first home! My husband and I have been married for 18 years and this is the first time I have had a desire to buy, I have always been content to just rent. I would love an old Victorian home, but they usually cost so much in renovations that we cannot afford them. That's okay, the Lord will give me the house of my dreams.
 I have a few quilty things via the internet I am participating in this year also. I am a member of an internet group from treadleon.net and it is all about people powered machines. They are having several block exchanges this year and two of them are blocks I have been wanting to make! A cat block and a jar block exchange. I've never participated in a block exchange before, so this will be fun! I am also participating in a pincushions swap, all of these have to be made on either a hand crank or treadle.
 I will also be participating in my first BOM (block of the month). It will be a winter themed quilt from Quilt Doodle Doodles .  You really need to check it out, it is the cutest snowmen this month!
I am also participating in my first virtual quilting bee with 12 other bloggers, Donna from Donna's Lavender Nest is our great coordinator for this.
I have three tops that need to be quilted this year.
The border needs to be added.

This is ready to go, just needs a pieced back.
I want to do some fancy FMQ on this, so I'll need to practice on some small projects first.
I have four projects that I started piecing in 2013 and I plan to finish all but one this year.

String quilt, the penguin fleece blanket I got for Christmas will be my backing.  I have 24 blocks made and I'm thinking of making 35 blocks, 5 across and 7 length wise?  Or should I make it 6 across?  I'll probably put a border on the back and front to make it bigger.
44 more blocks to finish sewing!

Scrappy Trip along quilt for my king size bed.  I did not have enough room to lay them all out, but I have 38 made.  I'll decide on a border after I sew them together.

Bowties I started in April.  Could not find my blocks for a picture..
These are the ones I have made after my move.  This is an ongoing project that might or might not get finished this year.
 And of course I still have the rail fence prayer quilt that needs to be finished quickly!
I guess that makes six quilts I want to finish this year!

We'll see how 2014 lets me finish all of these projects, I'm sure the BOM and block exchanges won't be finished until next year though.  I need to get busy!

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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