2012 here we come!

There are so many posts in blogland over the last few days about everyone’s amazing accomplishments for 2011 and goals for 2012.  I find these posts so inspiring!

As I look back to my goals for 2011, I did pretty well on the sewing and time goals I had for myself but not as well on the business goals.  It is so much more fun to design and sew quilts than it is to work on the business part 🙂

Unrelated picture of the duvet cover I made for my niece.

I’ve been working on my list of goals for 2012.  At this point it is ridiculously long!  I have goals for the number of new patterns to design, charity quilts to make, tutorials or free patterns to release and projects to submit to magazines.  If I add up all these quilts it comes out to about forty!  Not very realistic for me if I ever want to get any of the business goals accomplished too.

I could eliminate some of the goals, but I’ll probably just leave them and not meet them all.  That’s OK with me.  It is the working toward the goals that is the most important activity.  For instance, I’d like to have six new patterns designed and published by Spring.  Six isn’t really a magic number, so if I get four or five done, I’ll still be satisfied as long as I’m making progress on other fronts too.

Another one of the things I’d really like to do this year is to host a quilt along.  I participated in two last year and it was so much fun.  I have a few possible ideas running around in my head, but haven’t worked them into just the right project yet.  If you have any ideas about what would be a fun quilt along I’d love to hear them!

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 19:52h, 06 January Reply

    The thing about quilting is that each project does take a long time. Keep up the faith. As the fortune cookie would say, good things are just around the corner! Happy 2012!!

  • Lynne
    Posted at 23:36h, 04 January Reply

    Good luck with your goals in 2012.

  • Brigitte Heitland
    Posted at 14:04h, 03 January Reply

    How can I relate! For me paperwork is the goal I hardly get progress to. When I was an employee as accountant, I think I was the most orderly office type you can imagine. Everything was perfectly sorted in folders, ask me for any document and get it in between half of a minute. Now when my job got more creative don't ask anymore for any paper. Where is it? When is it due to? It must be somewhere under this pile-… 😉 Perhaps I just should myself prescribe a weekly office day.
    But anyhow – good luck on your business goals for 2012. You're talented and I think there are many quiltfriends out there who hope to see more of you.

  • Marg
    Posted at 10:12h, 03 January Reply

    A QAL sounds great. I have no idea of what would be fun though!!!
    Your goals sound achievable and it's good that they are not set in concrete.
    Happy New Year!

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