Saturday, December 17, 2016

2017 Planning.

I love lists. I do, I do, I do. Aren't they magnificent? And to-do/goal/planning lists?? Oh, friends! They make my heart leap with delight! I am already stoked for 2017 in a very real way. I know so many people that had terrible 2016s, and mine wasn't, not really. It was a full year--a move from the midwest to the northeast, a new baby, homeschooling two kiddos instead of one. Next year, well! I'll still be homeschooling, but there are no plans to move or have new babies.

2017...LOOK OUT. I've got my eye on you.

Quilting/Sewing/Crafting
  1. Finish Some Stuff.
    I have grand plans to knock out my Q4 2016 FAL list. Some of those projects have rolled over far too many times.
  2. Design More Original Quilts.
    I pushed myself with the #30daysofquiltdesign challenge from Stitched in Color this year, and it was such a good thing for me.
  3. Rock My Current Commitments.
    I've got the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee, The Honey Pot Bee, and The Happily Ever After SAL from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. More on Coast to Coast soon!
  4. Get Back to Giving.
    I'd like to make a couple of quilts for Project Linus. It's been too long since my last one!
Life
  1. Love My Family
    They are the most important, and I want them to know that.
  2. Be a Boss at Homeschooling
    Our school year so far is going really well, but I want to get into the habit of having a read-aloud time every school day. I'm going to have my boys participate in the Read Aloud Revival 31-Day Challenge. I'd also like to find some new review games to play.
  3. Finish My Book
    I published my first book in 2015, and I'd like to get the sequel published in 2017. I have feedback from beta readers, and I just need to implement some changes, and then it's off to the copyeditor. I don't actually imagine this will take super long, but I do think getting started after this break will be difficult.
  4. Simplify
    I would like to declutter my home a bit more. I've done Forty Bags in Forty Days the last couple of years, and that's definitely on the plan for this year too, but I'd like to get started before then. We have boxes of stuff still packed away, which leads me to question, do we even need that stuff? I also want to be intentional about the stuff that I do. 
  5. Take Care of Myself
    I'm excited to start exercising again--when the midwife gives the okay--and I'm eager to start cooking more complicated and healthier fare now that I'm not longer pregnant. 
That's my list, friends. Hooray for a new year!

7 comments:

  1. You do write a good list. I love lists, too. I didn't realize you are a writer, good on you. I do believe that is your secret to accomplishing the other things. Happy 2017 Audrey!

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  2. You can totally do all of these things! :) :) :)

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  3. Hooray for the new year and exciting things ahead for you in 2017, indeed! I really like that you split your list, too, and it is going to be fun to watch your quilting progress. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  4. Hello Audrey it looks as if you had avery productive year. 'The Happily Ever After' SAL looks a charm =) Have you stitched up any of your own designs from the #30daysofquiltdesign challenge yet? If so, I sure would love to see some of them. Have a good 2017 and good luck with publishing book 2 of your series =)

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  5. Rooting for you every step of the way in 2017!!

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  6. Your goals and commitment to family are beautiful. Congratulations on the new babe this year! Wishing you a blessed year and much success in your goals! http://quiltlovefordomesticfelicity.blogspot.com/

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  7. I enjoyed reading your post. I also participated in the 30 days of quilt design, and put on my list for 2017 designing more of my own quilts as well!

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