Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Revisiting 2010 Goals

At the beginning of the year I developed some goals for myself for the 2010 quilting year.  I thought that this would be a good time to revisit them and see how I did throughout the year.

Goal 1 - Reduce the number of unfinished quilt tops needing to be quilted (9 at the beginning of 2010)
I reduced that number by two.  I now have 7 quilt tops that need quilting.  Goal = Acomplished!!!  (I have to say, before I went and counted, I was sure I was going to have more than 9.)

Goal 2 - Buy less fabric and use from my stash.
Hahahaha.  This is a funny one.  Yeah, about that.  I never actually took inventory of how much fabric I had at the beginning of the year, but I would be willing to bet my Bernina that I have more fabric now than I did on January 1, 2010.  That's saying a lot.  I don't think I ever thought I was going to have less fabric, but I wanted to consciously use some of the fabric that I already have.

Goal 3 - Reduce my UFOs (I had 9 quilts in progress at the beginning of 2010)
I now have 7 quilts in progress (from the cutting stage all the way to the binding stage).  Once again, I'm shocked that this went down.  If I had to guess, I would have also thought that I had more in progress.  Goal = Acomplished

Goal 4 - Continue Blogging.

All in all, I think I did a pretty good job of maintaining my goals.  I managed to finish 12 projects this year, 5 of those were quilts.  I'll showcase my finishes for 2010 after the holidays and when I can share more about some of them.


  1. Good job on meeting your goals for this year! I also recently took inventory of my 2010 goals and was happy to see that I had accomplished more than realized.

    About the stash count: you don't need to have counted your stash at the start, only to have kept track of what you used from stash or added to it and what was the net gain/loss.

    If you'd like to try it for next year, see Judy Laquidara's (and her fellow participants) Sunday "Stash Reports" at her Patchwork Times blog. You can search her site under that topic and follow the links to see how everyone does it.

    Good luck with your 2011 goals too!!!