This year should be interesting. I have committed to cut back from full-time to 3.5 days a week at my paid employment (ie 3 days plus extra days over the year at busier times). So that means that my (currently) unpaid after-hours job of about 10-15 hours a month will increase a bit, and I've been told I might get paid! I am really looking forward to the changes.
Quilt-wise this year I hope to successfully complete the South African Quilters' Guild "SAQG Quilt Teacher's Accreditation Course" - lots of self-study work involved in this. There are three deadline dates from April to Oct for the assignments that all require a pass mark of 80%. Am still nervous but excited about this.
I decided that I am not buying any quilt fabric in 2014, I did this once before about 4 or 5 years ago and it had the wonderful effect of making me focus on what I have squirreled away and being a little more creative. It's not easy! Small consolation is that I am still waiting for 1 or 2 parcels of fabrics that I ordered in November and early December.
One of my Groups has an exhibition in March - some finishes needed for that.
Make Block Lotto blocks every month. Put together the two wins I had in 2013.
Finishes I would like to happen:
Orca Bay, Easy Street - both flimisies that need quilting, by June. Piecing of Celtic Solstice - to do at least an hour a week, and complete at a week-end quilt retreat at the end of May, if not done by then - at this stage I think it is going to be 2 or 3 quilts, not a single king-size one. Join in Bonnie's year-end mystery, if she does one again!
I think I would like to complete at least one quilt a month this year - I don't even want to think about how many are unfinished! Actually, that is a goal - to make a new list of Projects in Progress!
Teach Mum to quilt! Either on her own machine and/or on my frame. She is building up a pile of quilt tops and blocks (for me to set together) and it would be good to see some finished. It's on hold for a little while as she sprained/strained her wrist pruning trees in her garden this week!
Phew! that sounds like a lot of work - but "how do you eat an elephant?" - one bite at a time! Just need to