2016 Mid Year Review

Although I was fashionably late with my New Year’s goals, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl has generously invited anyone to join her mid year review link up. I think it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past 6 months and re-focus, re-tool, and get re-energized for the rest of the year.

2016 Mid Year Review

At the beginning of the year I was finally at a point in life (the baby actually sleeps!) where I could start to focus on quilting again. My goals were made with the idea that I would tie up some old loose ends and work on a couple of passion projects. What I didn’t anticipate was that jumping back into quilting would awaken some dormant creativity monster and I would explode with new ideas and directions for my quilting life. I can’t wait to share those exciting things with you all in the very near future.

Even though my goals have made quite the shift over the first part of the year, I still think it’s valuable to look over what I had and see how I’m doing…

Goal 1: My biggest goal is to let go of perfection (at least temporarily)

Needs Improvement: This goal was made to create more space for writing in the blog. I wrote a few tutorials I’m happy about, but I really haven’t had much time much because I took on some big projects. I’d like to get back on track with this soon.

Goal 2: Finish my quilt photography series

Nope. Still not done. Everything is there, I just need to take all of the photos. This stalled because I don’t have any of the quilts I’ve made in my possession. I gave them all away! I should be finishing some up here in the near future though so I’ll have something to work with again.

Goal 3: Write a quilt pattern

YES! Finally a success. I wrote and published my free Starbelt quilt pattern in February, my Xflower (name still needs some work) pattern in May, and have since designed several more that are still in top secret status. I have seriously caught the quilt pattern writing bug and definitely want to continue. I see 2017 as the year of quilt design for me. Can we just do 2017 goals now?!

I have some fun plans for this XFlower pattern
I have some fun plans for this XFlower pattern

Goal 4: Hook myself up with the quilty goodness.

No again. I still really want to make myself a quilt for my bed. And I want it done by Christmas. I have visions of something black and white OR I want to raid my entire Anna Maria Horner stash and just go color wild.

That’s it. So I’m totally rocking 1 out of 4 goals and I’m actually ok with that. It’s important to remember that changing course is not a bad thing and doing things in their own time, even when you are impatient, tends to work out for the best.

I’ve already started reading through everyone else’s goals and am so inspired by you all.

4 thoughts on “2016 Mid Year Review

  1. We still don’t have a quilt for our bed at home yet either – I do have plans but need to get down to it! Look forward to seeing you designs in 2017!

  2. Sometimes life takes the goals you have in mind and jumbles them up and gives you a path that is even more exciting to walk down. I like that you are OK with seeing the big picture and it does sound like you could even wrap up a few more 2016 goals this year if you choose to do so. Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my goals. It doesn’t look like I’m going to get the bed quilt done. But that will give me something to write about for next year, right?!? 🙂

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