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To-Do Tuesday 12-29-15 | Goodbye 2015

I’m writing my post on Sunday night, because Monday we will be driving all day to pick up the kids from their Christmas vacation with their Dad. When this posts on Tuesday, we’ll be busily celebrating our Christmas with the kids. I am so excited! Before Tuesday gets here though, I’ve been a bit reflective today on 2015.

My Greatest Accomplishment in 2015: The Epiphany Bag
My Greatest Accomplishment in 2015: The Epiphany Bag

I spent a lot of time thinking about what my favorite accomplishment was this past year. I scrolled through my Instagram feed looking for a completed project. The only one I could immediately think of was the purse I made for my Mom for her birthday. Looking through my pictures, I was disappointed to realize that all of the projects I wanted to finish this past year did not get finished. I just didn’t have the time, and that makes me sad. I will be making a change here and there so that I have the time I need to work on these projects in 2016.

Nope. Not even one.
Nope. Not even one.

When the new year comes around I never make resolutions. I don’t believe in them. I do believe in deciding what I want my goals to be for the year and making a plan to achieve them. But resolving to get certain things done? That never works well for me. Because if my plans change, or whatever I resolved to do doesn’t get done in the way I hoped it would, then I feel like I’ve failed. And rather than set myself up for failure I just plan out my goals for the year. Goals can change, and when they do it is often done without thought of failure but with adaptability and acceptance that things can, and (usually) will, change.

So… What are my goals for 2016? I would like to get one quilt top WIP quilted and bound each month. I currently have 5 quilt tops that are ready to be finished. So I should have them all done by May. I signed up for the Bag of The Month Club which runs from January to June. I would like to get each bag completed within the month it is released, with the exception of May and June. We’re usually doing our summer preparation in May and we are usually vacationing in June. I also would like to sew one additional bag (from a different pattern I already have) monthly from January to April. After returning from summer vacation, I would like to continue sewing two bags per month as well as start, and complete, one quilt per month.

I think I’ve chattered on long enough. This week my last sewing To-Do for 2015 will be to write one last post on a quilt I finished earlier this year and completely forgot to blog about. I will have it posted no later than New Years Eve so that I start off 2016 with a clean slate!

What were your favorite accomplishments in 2015?
What are your goals for 2016?

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Write last blog post for 2015
  • Celebrate the new year!

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up using the InLinkz linky below.

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  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. You can link up Instagram photos now! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
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8 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 12-29-15 | Goodbye 2015

    1. My other machines are pretty remorseful too…LOL!! So glad to see you here, thanks so much for your comment! I wish you a wonderful and happy and prosperous New Year as well!


  1. Dude, I love your resolution of no resolutions! Fabulous idea. Also, you get points for naming your new machine Dexter…….that’s my Dad’s name! I hope you, Brad & the kids have a wonderful day celebrating your Christmas and a very happy New Year, if I don’t talk to you before the day.


  2. Happy Tuesday Christmas! You Scored on Dexter! Lucky you!

    I have no resolutions for 2016, but the big goal is to keep up the Etsy store, learn and grow it, and local networking with other online sellers. I’ve also decided to spend more time with the artwork I make, fiber or other mediums, and have those for sale locally.
    Enjoy your day!


    1. Thanks so much!! I like your goal for 2016! I may be hitting you up for some Etsy advice later when I finally get around to it! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!!


  3. That is a rather prolific list! You will be the bag master by the end of the year! Congratulations on adding a new machine to your studio! What a well rounded bunch of machinery you have to help in all your endeavors! Christmas Blessings as you celebrate with family, and Happy New Year!


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