Progress and Growth

Heads up:  Semi-Non-Quilting post ahead., but kinda sorta quilting related......

It is a New Year and new years bring new things.
In 2018 I am going to focus on personal progress and growth.
There are a few areas I am going to focus on:

  • Sticking to my To-Do list
    • This means getting the projects I  have planned done on time and not stressing about them piling up.  I have multiple obligations I have committed to throughout the year, but I have left plenty of time for No Due Date projects as well.
  • Downsizing
    • My fabric stash is only a part of this goal.  I have far too much clutter in my life & house.  I am going to focus on purging the things that are not useful or do not bring joy to my life.  I will be getting rid of a lot of things that have been cluttering my life for far too long.  I will make a serious attempt to get rid of these things in ways that do not waste them, but if waste it must be, then it still has to go.
  • Intellectual Growth
    • I am a firm believer that if you should NEVER stop learning new things.  I want to keep my brain and my skill set active and growing always.
  • Physical Growth
    • This one has been a HUGE part of my life for the last 6 months and I don't ever plan on letting that fade.  I have changed my eating habits and added a fitness routine into my life.  I am such a better person because of it.
This last one is where my question to you all comes in.  For the most part, anyone reading this either sews or quilts with some regularity.  And that means sitting at a machine.  Sometimes ALL DAY.  I also sit at a desk for my full time job. Even with my new fancy-schmancy stand up/sit down convertible desk, I am still for a good part of the day.

This sitting for long periods of time is not good for our bodies.  And the tension that builds up in our backs and necks from being hunched over a machine can wreck havoc on us.  

I was considering starting a Facebook group for sewists/quilters/crafters that are also into some form of fitness or needing some advice and possibly motivation for it.  It might even include healthy eating tips or recipes.  How many of you would be interesting in joining something like that?  

While you ponder on your answer to that question, here are some cute photos of my latest project:


  1. Love those cute fabrics. 2018, I need to be ruthless and cull a lot of "stuff" from my small office room. I need to find room for the Gammill short arm frame, that will be a huge problem. I like your idea of something to alleviate the symptoms after too much sitting. Greetings from NZ, where we have had a lot of so welcome rain at our place, other places way too much.

  2. Those sound like great goals to focus on for 2018. I hope you have a wonderful and joy-filled year!

  3. Great goals. I'm interested in a fitness group, but not like that 80 day one. I'm not ready for anything that intense.


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