Thursday, January 1, 2015

Time for a Fabric Fast & Setting Project Goals


Happy New Year to all!

I am going to try something different this year. Last year, I spent time and money building my fabric stash. I knew that eventually my job would come to and end so I bought fabric while I still had the funds to do it. I am still employed but expect that to change in the coming months. My job was only supposed to be temporary but that was over two years ago!

This year, in anticipation of the pending change in income, I am putting myself on a fabric fast. Yep, no buying of fabric. I must use what is in my stash. A fellow quilter and I have challenged ourselves to do this. She who breaks first owes the other a yard of fabric. It started out in jest, but honestly, I need to do this. My stash is healthy and I do need to start using what I have on projects. We have one agreed upon deviation and that is to buy fabric that will be used for animal shelter donations (see my previous post on a tote bag I made).

Speaking of projects, I am also challenging myself to some projects completions in the coming year. Here is my list of goals:
  • Complete two UFOs (I have several!)
  • Make and ship ten quilts to Quilts Beyond Borders
  • Make and ship twenty TQPM kennel quilts 
  • Make two quilts for myself (I already have the fabric kits stashed and ready to go)

I'd also like to start a home-based sewing business to support my sewing habit once my job ends. This is a stretch goal for me. There is a lot to do to get something like this set up, but I have to have a goal in mind for income purposes.

Charisma Horton over at Charisma's Corner is my inspiration behind this. She set up similar goals for herself in 2014 and kept track of them throughout the year. It gave me the motivation to do the same for 2015. By the way, she has set new goals for 2015, too! I will give updates on how I am doing throughout the year to hold myself accountable.

I hope you have a great 2015 and many happy days of sewing and enjoyment!

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