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Friday, November 19, 2010

Goals

For whatever reason, I woke up around 4 a.m. and started thinking about next year.  Before we know it, it's going to be 2011.  Have you thought about your plans/goals?  I have been.  Actually I started thinking about them back in July already.  How sad is that?!?! 

With the uncertainty of hubby's job and the slow season coming where I work, my main goal is to cut my spending....drastically!  A couple of weeks ago I totalled up what I've spent on fabric/quilting supplies and yarn this year.  While quilting wasn't too bad, the knitting was shocking.  It seems when I start a new hobby (or collection), I go overboard.  I can't stop accumulating because I find all these projects I want to make.  It's new and exciting, what more can I say!  After a while (sometimes a long while), it sinks in that I can't possibly use everything or (sadly) I lose interest.  So, I am planning on joining a sock club at the beginning of the year and then only buy yarn for specific projects, and only when I'm ready to start that project.  Wish me luck!

I do have several other goals but you'll have to wait until we get closer to see them. 

What are your goals for 2011?  Will you do anything differently?  Will you learn a new hobby/technique?

4 comments:

SpinningStar said...

Yes - I have already started thinking about 2011 and making goals. I've looked at my stashbusting goals and I need to start thinking about general goals. My main one is just doing a real good cleanout of my house - but right now, I am going to start with a cleanup of all the leaves in the yard.

Good luck with posting your weekly goals - I was thinking of it but it always seems to cover the same areas (exercise, paperwork, housework, garden work, "history" and "me time")

Liz

jillquilts said...

I have to think about my goals, too. I think that it is fair to say that I went a little overboard with my goals for 2010 so I will be scaling back some. How much is hard to say! But cutting back on the spending is a way to start....

Lori said...

Yes, been thinking about the coming year. I have started to applique-but I have quite a bit of fabric in my stash, no investment there of any big $$$. Purchases lately were background, backing, a few yards for Christmas presents. about 10 yards of a soft TOT orange, it may be backing and sashing for blocks I am working on.
I feel pretty good about my purchases and looking forward to next year.

Other goals--less baking/cooking.

Try to pick one area to sort/toss items. This week it was our closet.

I've asked the upper management for a treadmill. Well, FIRST I asked for a bigger newer camper. Corporate answer--not in the budget at this time. Maybe the treadmill will do better!

Suzanne said...

I've spent this whole week organizing and cleaning my sewing room just to get ready for 2011 projects!I didn't realie how much yarn I had either...scary!