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Thursday, December 29, 2016


The two words for my 2017: "Habit" and "Endure"
with my dreamcatcher doodles :)

Several people are rolling out link parties and challenges with resolutions for the new year, so I thought it was a great opportunity for me to look back at my 2016 list and see what I did there!

So this is the 2016 list, with the current status of each project.
  1. Play with Me QAL - hosted this extra fun QAL (confession: I haven't put together my quilt just yet O_O). It was a great success and brought me to the 2017 QAL so I am happy about this project!!!
  2. "Jane Tiger, the Nearly Insane Wife of a Farmer" - completely abbandoned... I designed the full layout, made few blocks, but it fell off the ongoing project train early in the year :)
  3. Block Swap Adventure quilt - I continued the swap for few months, then it was suspended for lack of participants, then I started a new swap on Ello, and that got suspended too for the lack of participants... oh, well... 
  4. Charity quilts for Fran and the Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - wow, I didn't work on this much unfortunately! I have 3 quilts done, few pillow cases and several extra quilt tops ready... I need to get my head in the game!!
  5. Americana QAL - done, completed, gifted.
  6. Play with Me 2016 QAL - duplicate of 1 :) I must have been tired when I wrote the list!!
  7. Allietare QAL - top completed, and in the pile to donate for charity...
  8. Pantone Color of the Year 2016 - completed
  9. The SK project - many blocks got done... still very far from completion, but good progress here!!
  10. the 31000 Xs project - abandoned, no progress throughout the year....
  11. Spirit cross stitch project - abandoned, no progress throughout the year.... 
  12. Mirror Mirror Afghan - abandoned, no progress throughout the year....
  13. Alice in Wonderland quilt - abandoned, no progress throughout the year....
  14. As You Wish -  abandoned, no progress throughout the year....
  15. Crazy optical illusion - abandoned, no progress throughout the year....
  16. Memory quilt 2 - abandoned, no progress throughout the year....
Ok... so it seemed like I didn't do much from the list... but I promise that I had a ton of completed projects, they just seemed to come along during the year so they were not in the initial list!! :)

I will feature all my accomplishment in a separate post at the end of January for my blogoversary! I think I accomplished a lot, but I need some time to collect them all in one post :)

And now... what about 2017?
Let's make another list!!! Let's make it SHORTER so I may be able to accomplish more!! :)

  1. GROWING UP QAL - I had so much fun hosting a QAL that I want to do it again! This year will be more "traditional" because it will have 12'' finished blocks but they are all kind of techniques, skills, sashings, etc... as usual a great learning experience

  2. Splendid Sampler - I just want some progress here, just more blocks done. I don't aim at completing it, but just at working on it
  3. Charity quilts - I want to complete the tops that I have and then deliver the quilts to the final destination. My goal is around 7 quilts
  4. SK project - I want to complete all the blocks, not the final quilt, but at least all the missing blocks
  5. Be a good QUEEN :) - well... I don't know if I am supposed to say it yet... but I will be a Queen for the Molli Sparkle's "The Honey Pot Bee"!!!!! I already have an idea for the block... just wait and see
  6. Pantone Color of the Year 2017 - planning my traditional mini
  7. En Provence QAL - Planning to add this on the pile of donation quilts... maybe... not sure about the final layout yet :)
  8. Bullet Journaling into my Quilter's Planner - planning to explore and expand my new obsession with planning! 
  9. 70273 Project - keep working and supporting this amazing project!
9 projects to track and advance seems to be duable. I am also planning to decide what to do with the UFO that I abandoned in 2016... they probably just need some time to rest :)

This list is shared in for the following link parties and challenges:
2017 Planning Party


  1. I have been working and working on my L I S T! I keep finding quilts that need finished in boxes when I go to take pictures of what I want to finish. It never ends. Hi, my name is Kathy... I'm addicted to quilting. But that's not a bad thing. :) Have a great 2017. I see that your Allietare was made for charity! Wow. What a great charity quilt. "See" ya next year! I love following your posts.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your goals for 2016, and I am so excited you will be a Queen in Molli's bee this year, too! :) I hope you have a wonderful year as you work through the items on your list, and Happy New Year.

  3. i have found some projects are what i call a life's work which means it may take my entire life time to complete them ... so that may be the way with what you call abandoned ... happy new year


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