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Thursday 3 January 2013

Setting Goals - January 2013

I have just come across a terrific idea on soscrappy that may help me accomplish more this year. Last year I had 7 specific projects that I was trying to get done by the end of the year as well as trying to finish 12 projects/ufo's in the year. This year, I am going to do something different.

 How about picking FOUR quilting goals to achieve every MONTH? Setting more manageable goals might just help me accomplish MORE and lets face it, I don't have to STOP at 4.....just as long as I FINISH my 4.  And while I am at it WHY NOT pick 4 non quilting goals aswell?

I have spent the whole day giving this some thought and here they are:

Quilty Goals for January 2013
1.  Get "Blue Hydrangea" flimsy sent off for quilting
2   Finish building rows for "Rusty's Quilt"
3.  Finish piecing "My Garden" made a start in week 1
4.  Complete block 3 and 4 of "Betsy's Closet"

Non-Quilty Goals for January 2013
1.  Lose 2kg this month  - 300g down in week 1 (hope I am not going to struggle to lose 2)
2.  Finish reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon DONE
3.  Go and visit the dentist
4.  Complete my Pantry makeover

Would you like to join me?.....I could make this a linky party and you could link your goals and each month set new ones and report on achievements.

Here is something else I have planned for 2013.....A  give away that lasts 12 months.  Here's how it works.  Become a follower and comment on my blog whenever I post....I will put your name into a "hat" each time you comment and at the end of the month, I will draw a winner and mail off a little surprise to that person.  Might be some 5" squares or buttons or even a length of ribbon....as long as I can fit it into a regular envelope.  The more often you leave a comment, the more chance you have to win. I have already started with posts published so far this year. 



  1. Sounds like a good idea limiting the goals because I guess that way, you don't become overwhelmed :-)

  2. This sounds like a wonderful way to accomplish your goals and as Maria says not get so overwhelmed , that is my problem I get very overwhelmed and easily swayed into taking on another cute project .

  3. Sounds like a great idea, although I thought you accomplished a ton last year!!! I started cutting out squares for a rag quilt today but I KNOW it won't be done by the end of the month! LOL Will follow along and cheer you on Cath!

  4. My goal this year is to work on and hopefully finish at least 1 of the quilts cut out by my grandma. From the material(some double knit) they are from the 60's and 70's. Good luck on your goals.

  5. That sounds like a great plan Cath. I made big goals last year & didn't accomplish much of anything when work changed. I'm just making a monthly list of important stuff like birthdays, swaps, clubs & then a couple of want to dos like UFOs etc. Fingers crossed for us for 2013! Tracee xx

  6. Well done with your goals, I'm a plan girl myself which I guess is the same thing really. Keep up the good work, you will get there.


  7. Your goals are very attainable and I hope you reach each and every one of them.

  8. Monthly goals are far less daunting than writing down a whole years worth.

  9. Hi Cath,
    Like your ideas!! I have a few goals in mind too.

    Happy New Year!

  10. Love your suggestions! I think I`ll start with writing things down, then consider.
    But only for myself,very messy at my end here at the moment. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog :))
    Happy sewing etc. for the whole of 2013. (and I have been a follower on your blog for a long time!)

  11. Dear Cath, I have been sitting in my little studio since the start of the year, going over and over the dilemma of setting goals that I set each never and never seem to achieve. Thank you so much for cutting into the grey fog and highlighting the achievable perspective. I love you dogs, too - I share home and love with Sheila, Bonnie and Daisy. Thank you so much for sharing, Linda

    1. Hi Linda....as you are a non-reply blogger, I have to send you a reply here. Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I look forward to interacting with you on a regular basis. Hope you see this.
      Cath xxx

  12. I did put some monthly goals on paper the other day, hummm, wonder where I put that paper. I think this is a good idea!

  13. A very sensible approach - I cant believe I missed this when you first posted - maybe the rush of the Christmas period. Never mind - you know I'm a regular reader - better sign up officially!!

  14. I checked - I'm officially a follower


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