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Looking forward to another New Year and hoping that it will be more productive than this year. I wanted to make a quilt a month, which I think is doable but didn't even come close. Made a few things but just couldn't get motivated this year. I'm not giving up I will try again and hope this year will be much more productive. I have friends who work full time and can put some quilts out without any problem. There is no excuse for me, I'm retired and it's just my husband and I and our two little min pins Lucy and Daisy. SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM!!! I don't think it's the fact that I want to make a quilt a month because I'm telling you if I made five quilts I would be happy. You know I think I've just been in a RUT and I've decided it's time to get on with the program hahaha. No sense in looking back but to keep my eyes on the quilt and I believe if I do that, I'll do just fine. Can you tell I'm giving myself a pep talk and the fact that every morning is new I will never give up. So expect some great things to come out of my sewing room this year, we'll see how it all turns out in the end. If anyone has any suggestions let me know, I'd be happy to hear from you all. I want to wish everyone out there a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

God Bless,

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Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on December 18, 2009 at 4:51pm
Rosalie, you have high expectations for next year but if you set a goal, go for it!! May you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Comment by Laurie on December 18, 2009 at 8:57am
LOL...for some reason it seems the more I have to do and the busier my life is...the more I can get done. I too didn't meet MY expectations for this past year, but there's another chance to do better next year. If I get the clamshell quilt top quilted and a few UFO tops finished this next year I will be happy.
Comment by Irene Gallway on December 17, 2009 at 5:47am
Good Morning Rosalie, I fully understand where your coming from. I was just "blogging" the other day on this very subject. Every year I set out to get some things made for Christmas but every year I end up sewing everything the last minute and beating myself up trying to get it done. I sew for other people so allot of the time that takes my sewing time but like Trevin said, I spend too much time on the comp. or in front of the television. I bought some books from Nancy's Notions called 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew. I bought the books thinking it was projects that could be done in those time frames. However they are about working on projects in small ingrements of time and the first thing you know your project is done. I have tried it but never seem to stick with it. One thing I have stuck with is when I have allot of alterations to do, I combine my t.v. time with ripping out zippers or taking hems out of garments. It saves time when I go to work on the garment. I too have high hopes for 2010 to get more accomplished and one lady suggested we should start a pact on here, and I agree with her. I think it might have been Trevin who suggested that, but I will have to look on my blog to make sure. Whoever it was has the same problem as us so there is comfort in numbers. lol Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. ~ Irene
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 17, 2009 at 5:28am
What a great goal. Just so long as you enjoy the process and it doesn't become a burden rather than a joy, I say go for it. Happy quilting!
Comment by Sharon Reeves on December 16, 2009 at 6:53pm
I've only had one deadline and that was last Xmas when I was making a queen quilt for my SIL. I was afraid that I wasn't going to get it done, but I did. I just start on a quilt and when it's done, it's done. I do a lot of sewing in the winter months, but no so much in the summer, because we do a lot of traveling. Don't set a deadline, just start sewing and see what a difference it makes.
You, too, have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR.
Comment by Trevi in Texas on December 16, 2009 at 5:13pm
Best wishes for 2010, and I hope you and I are both more productive in the coming new year. I can give lessons in how to waste time. I have a promise to myself to get more done in the near future. One thing I have found contributes to my progress is my food choices. I can hardly believe that it makes such a difference. When I eat healthier & better, I get more accomplished. This in addition to the fact that I always have to be in front of the TV or the computer (or both) way too much of the time. So here is wishing all of us that want to make a positive change in the new year the very best outcome and good cheer!
Comment by Trudy/WI on December 16, 2009 at 5:03pm
I know what you mean. Why is it that it seems like we get more done with the more we have to do? I like your attitude adn great pep talk! I'm sure you'll figure it out, in the meantime, just celebrate every time you do complete a quilt! I do well with finishing things for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, new babies, etc... but I have to say, when I make my own 'personal deadline', I tend to get stuck as well. So, now that you've said it on here, we'll all be waiting to see the many great quilts/things that will be coming out of your sewing room, because you wouldn't want to disappoint us, now would you? Best wishes for 2010 and get more done, and Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you, too!

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