Friday, July 22, 2016

Updated New Years Resolution

OK, Jetgirl is asking for an update on my New Years Resolution which I posted here.....

So I'm going though it by copying my resolution, and putting in red what I've completed.


Do not buy quilt pattern and material unless I sew two quilts YES - the only thing I have not followed is for the ROW by ROW but it was the same last year.
Only buy a new ruler every 3 months.   YES - I have only bought 2 rulers so far so I'm following it.  One of those rulers was by the Quilty Box.
No more books unless I sew two quilts from the same book and do TWO books.  That's 4 quilts.  NO - Sorry, I broke this one.  Have purchased two books, and only did two quilts from the Precu Primer Book by Me and My Sister Designs.
Make time to quilt - it relaxes me.  YES - Take a look at my list of 2016 quilts and what I've accomplished so far.
Be happy! - Hard one - NO - Lost my dad in November and my brother in April.  But trying still.... 


1.  Start swimming again.  Start with 2 times a week and move to 3 times a week.  MAYBEDid this until April, then stopped.  Need to try it again.
2.  Walk again.  It's been three months since I walked.   The Plan:  walk one time a week the first week, then 2 times a week, etc.  Build it up slowly.  YES- I am walking every day from Monday to Friday from April until now, walking at least 5 days a week more than 5,000 steps.  Started at work.
3.  Like many people I need to lose weight.  Here's how I'm going to do it.
  • Do exercise - see above.  Still haven't started, although the walking was a big part of it.  So I'm partly doing it - MAYBE.
  • mark my food with - free program that takes my fitbit.  NO, sorry but I haven't gained weight..
  • take time for myself to do the above exercise because I use to love to do it.  OK....NO, this just reminded me to do it.
4.  Continue on with painting lessons.  Started one painting last year - want to do more.  YES - Did do another one, in acrylic.  It's an angry picture, but still a picture (too embarrassed to show it here).  But I have a Craftsy class to follow..
5.  Work less.  I've become a workaholic and my husband is beginning to complain  :)  YESStarted quilting more, and I did go to a movie.  Just took a vacation without my computer, so that's very good for me.  
6.  Enjoy the outdoors more.  I live in Vancouver Canada and there are so many beautiful walking trails.  YES, I was walking outside every morning from May until end of school but I do need to do more walks outside.  I've been on walks by Whiterock on the beach and had breakfast at Krauss (Srawberry season)
7.  Start Roller Blading again.  I fell and hit my head badly.  This time I wear my helmit  :)  OK this one is out.  Still scared of falling.NOOOOOOO
8.  Redo my sewing room so I can impulsively sew and not have to set it up (or move things).  YES, and I'm happy with it.  Put some unfinished projects away so that I don't feel so overwhelmed with UFOs.  Now, it's attainable.
  • buy a daybed with drawers in it to replace the old daybed so I can put the containers away, instead of having them on my desk.  Don't need it.  I put some of my projects in the scapbook containers away.
  • make a cover for my sewing machine to protect it.  YES.  See below...  I love it.  It has a picket (the SEW section)

  • put my sewing machine on the desk instead of under the desk.  YES.
  • buy a container (box) for the end of the bed to put my quilts and extra material in that instead of the basket at the end of the bed (it's now overflowing and leaning to the side). YES. I also got a new basket for my magazines.
9.  Finish some of my craftsy classes I signed up for.  There's too many to list.  Still have time for this.

And the big one!!!!

9.  Finish my UFOs so I stop feeling pressure from them.  Here is the list and there is no particular order to them but they do say on the list if I have started it, not started it, have the material, etc.  L- laptop, Q - queen, W - wall quilt, T for tabletop.  YES>  I've been doing very well here, see which ones are finished with the word done.

So here's the big list of
  1. L - You and Me by Zen Chic - got material and pattern (haven't started)
  2. L - Chic Shells by Sew Kind of Wonderful - got pattern only (haven't started)
  3. L - Sew Kind of Wonderful - Sew along - got pattern only (haven't started)
  4. Q - green small flowers in a column - need to finish and quilt. YES
  5. large L- Flower quilt from Aurifill - need to finish and quilt.
  6. L - Vise Versa - need to finish 2 blocks and quilt.
  7. Q - Block Lotto - 2014 - need to finish 8 blocks and quilt.
  8. Q - Flowers in a circle BOM - some wool.  Applique.  All material and pattern.  Need to start.
  9. L - Modern slant - got pattern and material - need to start.
  10. L - Snow/Christmas quilt - got material and pattern - need to start
  11. L - beach quilt - no material, but got pattern.
  12. L - Sew Emma Snapshot quilt - did two blocks, have material, need to finish.
  13. L - Dogs quilt - have fabric and pattern, need to start.
  14. Q - Driesdon Craftsy - have material and pattern - need to start.
  15. L - Learning to quilt on Craftsy - have 6 done, 6 to go.   Need to finish.
  16. L - Learning to quilt as you go - 2013  Need to continue on with it.  Need to finish YES
  17. large L- Crazy barn applique - have pattern, material, need to start.
  18. L - Gro's tea quilt.  Material, pattern for it all, need to finish.  Have 3 to go. YES
  19. L - Midnight Garden - wool - Lost pattern, but have material.  Need to start  Have 3 blocks done.
  20. L - Cattail - blue quilt - start
  21. L - Frogs, have material, pattern, and have started to cut.  Need to finish.
  22. Q - pink pin wheel.  Need to finish.
  23. T - Chinese circles. - need to finish.
  24. L - Pink and green squares - finish.
  25. L - Squares in the tin box - pattern and material,  others doing that one.  Got it back.  Many done, need to put it together.
  26. Q - Row by Row - Canada - all patterns, all material, need to finish.  Got 3 more completed.
  27. Q - Row by Row American side - all patterns, all material, need to finish.  Got 4 more completed.
  28. T - flowers pieced in black - Amish. - material, and pattern. Small one.  Need to start.
  29. Q - Squares with Hexigons - pattern, material, need to start.
  30. L - Batique quilt - pattern, material, need to start.
  31. Q - Circle quilt from Craftsy - material red and white, pattern, need to start.
  32. Q - BOM 2015 buckets - material, pattern, need to start.
  33. L - One block wonder - material, pattern, need to start.
  34. L - Video 10" squares - disappearing pinwheel. Material - need to start.
  35. Q - Swoon - material, need to start.
  36. L - Stain glass BOM - material, pattern, need to start.
  37. L - House BOM - material, pattern, need to start.
  38. Q - Hand appliqué old fashion girl on white, with squares of color.  top for queen quilt. finish.
  39. Q - Girl on a farm - applique that I am designing - Some material - need to continue/finish
  40. L - Blue HST's - all HSTs done, need to finish.
  41. W - Big city/town pattern.  No material, but I have the pattern.
  42. L - Modern pattern just bought on Craftsy on sale.  Have pattern and material.  Need to start.
  43. L - Tractor quilt with barns to complete. It's part of the Farm Girl Sampler by Lori Holt.  I purchased the book. Have some material.  Need to finish by June for my cousin.  
  44. T - Using charms for Precut Primer pattern.  Have pattern and material.  Need to finish.  YES
  45. L - Jelly roll quilt from the Precut Primer pattern book.  Have pattern and material cut out.  Need to finish.
  46. Large L - Fat quarter quilt block - have material but have not started.
  47. Large L - migration from Craftsy Store.  Have pattern and material.  Need to start.
  48. Large L - Large hexi flowers pattern from Craftsy store - have some material.
  49. T - circular birds - have pattern only.  Want to do this one with extra material I have and scraps.
  50. Q- Apple Quilt - have all the material and the Thangles to do the quilt.  Need to Finish.
  51. L Scrappy BOM  from IQuiltModern - scraps - to start.
  52. Big Wall - Pixulated quilt Sun Flower - it's done just quilting it and that's taking ages!!  Need to Finish
  53. L - Pixulated Eye - have the material, the pattern, everything.  It's the Craftsy free quilting class to learn how to pixulate.  It's fabulous, go take a look!  Need to start.
  54. W - The Quilt Magazine, April 2012. of a bird on a Laundry Line.  All material and the pattern.  Half done.  Need to Finish.  YES
  55. Star Quilt from the FVRQ Guild - have the material and the patterns.  Have all done but the last 3 starts and then the big middle one.  Need to Finish.
  56. Home Tweet Home - McKenna Ryan - 9 blocks. - have 2 of the blocks done and a friend gives me more when I complete the next block.  One more completed.

But I've also done a number of other quilts not mentioned here. 

  • The brown Butterfly quilt for my queen size bed (see 2016 Quilts link above). 
  • A modern green and pink quilt - also on the 2016 quilts link.

So that's not bad for a 1/2 year.  To summarize:
  • Need to start swimming.
  • Need to work out in gym in our complex
  • Need to do the pixulated quilts (Eye, sunflower, Star Trek)
  • Need to continue to quilt up some quilts.
  • Keep my room clean (organized).
  • Keep on working on being happy.  Don't get stressed.
  • Lose weight, stop eating fattening food.
  • No more books.
OK, this should work.  Great reminder and thanks Yvonne from Quilting JetGirl.


  1. I think you are doing well; you have a great list and I am so glad that you clearly are taking time to quilt and relax and be happy. I love to walk as well, and find being outside for a walk each day is great for me. Thanks for linking up again!

    1. Thank you Yvonne for taking the time to remind us of our resolutions and to take stock of how we're doing.


Another one done.....