Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Goals

Already a week into 2011, but I thought I would put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and cement my goals for 2011. It will be fun to look back a year from now and see what I actually acheived!
1. Get better at photography - I'm totally inspired by all the fantastic photos and photographers there are out there in blogland. When we bought our camera (Nikon D90), I was tasked with reading the manual. Well we've had it two years now including a replacement after losing the first one in Thailand, and I still haven't got past the first page of the manual! I think I'll start with this book.

2. Single Girl Quilt - king size for our bed, hand quilted like this, and in a colour palette inspired by this and this. I'll make it all from scraps or pieces cut from lots of different fabrics as I find it too hard to collect the 32 fat quarters the pattern recommends.  I think this will be a long running project, but I hope to get it done before the year is out.
                   Single Girl pattern

3. Pretty Up the girls' bedrooms - the girls rooms are plain white with horrible boring white curtains, so my goal is to completely prettify them! Harriet has a quilt mostly done, and a pompom mobile started (if you'd call one and a half pompoms a start!)

4. Advent Calendar - I've been meaning to make Elizabeth from Oh Fransson's quilted advent calendar as posted on Sew Mama Sew for the last two Christmases but have just never got around to it. But next Christmas Sophia will be three and that seems the right age for an advent calendar. I figured if I start in July I stand a better chance of actually making it! I saw some great ideas this December for activities to write on cards in the pockets - much better than chocolate!

5. Echino Irish Chain Quilt - I was totally inspired by this on Heather's design wall, it kind of reminded me of an Irish Chain quilt, and i thought how cool it would be to use funky, bright, modern Echino fabric to make a traditional pattern like an Irish Chain.

6. Finish all my WIPs! There's so many I think they warrant a post all of their own!

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