Sunday, January 2, 2011

New year, new goals

I can hardly believe 2010 is behind us already. So quick!!! It was a pretty productive year here in Crafty Musings land. Here are a few statistics:

Quilts 2010
  • 7 quilts
  • 5 flannel blankets
  • 28 pillowcases
  • 2 Halloween costumes
  • 6 aprons
  • 1 crayon wallet
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 1 set of curtains
  • 1 stocking
  • 1 mug rug
  • 1 fabric basket
  • 1 diaper bag
  • 1 diaper clutch
  • 63 Jane Stickle blocks (and now all 225 complete!)
  • A whole bunch of miscellaneous blocks for BOMs, quilt alongs, and bees

  • and...
    Big Bear and Little Bear!
  • 1 baby boy!!! (There he is at 6 months old with his big brother!)

In terms of goals, I set four for myself in 2010. How'd I do?
  1. Use more fabric than I buy.-- Hmmm... close! But not quite. Final tally:
    Fabric Stats 2010:
    Fabric In: 136.955 yds
    Fabric Used: 116.292 yds

  2. Make and donate some quilts for charity.-- I was able to make and donate 2 quilts this year.

  3. Finish some UFOS.-- Technically, I would call this one a no. Though at least I finished something!

  4. Take better care of me.-- In terms of getting more sleep and exercising, this one is definitely a fail. But, I also have a new baby. So I'm not feeling too bad about this one.

And now for some goals for 2011:

  1. Use more fabric than I buy.-- I was so close in 2010. This year, I can do it! For reals!

  2. Finish at least one UFO-- My guild is having a UFO challenge this year that will hopefully help me in making this happen.

  3. Put together my Jane Stickle top.

  4. Have fun with being creative and making stuff!-- Just because I need to remind myself to do that sometimes.

Here's to a happy and productive 2011!


  1. I think you did a great job on your goals and am excited to see what you create this coming year :)

  2. That is a great picture of your boys! You have ambitious plans for the New Year. Setting goals must be the secret to why you get so much done!

  3. #4 is my favorite. Have fun!!!!!

    Great picture of those bears.

  4. What a great year for you!! Your finished projects are just awsome and the new boy is toooo precious!!!! What a great portrait with his brother (who has grown by leaps and bounds too!!)

  5. Wow Robin! You HAVE been productive! The baby boy is the biggest achievement (and the most work), I'm sure.

  6. Love the photo of the boys, so cute! You did very well in 2010 and did an excellent job using up your fabric. Good luck with your 2011 goals. Happy New Year Robin!

  7. congrats on your accomplishments especially your new little guy. That is that cutest picture of them. Your oldest son has the sweetest smile.