My plan is SIMPLE (couldn't resist that pun!) - I want to SIMPLIFY every area I can in my life - pare back, sell off, streamline, clean up, eliminate piles of stuff, stop collecting, stop buying more, use up what I have, slow down, take a breath, enjoy my gifts ..... well, I'm sure you get the picture! =^..^=
I've already started working on targeted areas in my house and my life. For instance, the other day I sat down with my pile of CD's and went through them, pulling out the ones I no longer care about or haven't listened to in ages. Those are now in a box ready to go to Goodwill. Yippee - I feel lighter already! I'm going through my books - two boxes went to Goodwill a couple weeks ago. Cleaning out drawers, one at a time. Giving away extras. Asking myself before a purchase, "Where in the world am I going to put this????"
My Quilting world is also going under the microscope! I've been doing a major clean-up/organization in my studio, and the pile of stuff to giveaway or sell has grown like a mountain :*) I even bagged up three UFO's and sold them at a recent Guild yard sale. (And I may do it again soon!) I'm going to pass on most of the QAL's and blog hops - but there are a couple of blog events that I can't pass up, like the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the NewFO Challenge :*) My one BOM will be Berie's Year - and really, who could resist Bertie? I'm just sayin'....
I've listed my 12 Dinosaur UFOs for this year on my side bar. And to avoid complications (keeping it SIMPLE!), I think I'll join A year of Lovely Finishes in 2014 to keep me on track with working these UFOs each month. I always do better when there is some form of accountability.
Since January is going to be a short month for me, I've decided to do the Rag Circle Flower quilt for my UFO this month instead of The Blue Collection, which was my first choice for January. There's no way I could finish TBC this month, and the RCF blocks are going to be used for a doll quilt for my granddaughter, so it won't take too very long to finish up :) That's the kind of flexibility I need to have in order for this to work for me. I'll be sharing pictures of this project soon!
I'm really excited about this because several of you have indicated that you plan to join me in making your old Dinosaurs extinct! Projects are always much more fun when we work together :*) I'm looking forward to hearing how you all do with making your Dinosaurs extinct this year!!!!
So that's my New Year's goal! I'm concentrating on making some Dinosaurs EXTINCT and my quilting life SIMPLIFIED!!! Most of all, I'm looking forward to expanding good relationships and valuing the wonderful people in my life! I'm hoping to make new bloggy friends and deepen my friendships with so many of you who are already friends :*) Come along, let's support each other & have an amazing 2014!!!
Hugs & Blessings!