In watching this year coming to an end soon, I have been thinking about next year. Especially, how I am going to handle goals and plans. While shopping Martingale during their warehouse sale, I realized I need to be better about using the patterns I have. So the lightbulb went off and I think I have an idea for choosing projects next year. The 2020 categories will be:
- Pick a Quilt Book Project
- Pick a Single Quilt Pattern Project
- Pick a Knit Book Porject
- Pick a Single Knit Pattern Project
- 2020 UFO Quilting Challenge List
#’s 1-5 are self explanatory, pick a pattern each month from books and loose patterns, plus one of the UFOs from 2019. The other two are also obvious, but I need a method of determining what’s a DrEAMi and what’s a Squirrel, cause they can be one and the same.
So, DrEAMi: These will be exactly what the name says Drop EVERYTHING And Make it! I will not have any idea what these will be until I read a blog, see an ad, or see a quilt at guild that just takes my breath away and I know I must make it! I will not have these in the back of my mind, or in the wings, completely and totally must be something I have not seen before.
Squirrels: These will be things I have seen in the past and noted for future consideration. Projects I have saved in Bookmarks, printed from websites, or have a prior knowledge of. When they become more focused on my radar is when they will become Squirrels. Like something I had already seen before, but then see a blog post on it, or in my rummaging come across the pattern, which then leads me down a rabbit hole. Wait, where do Squirrels live?
How do you plan to harness your crafting next year? Or do you play fast and loose with your hobbies? LOL!