I must say I have been slack the past week since I finished the house, and just relaxed – watched a bit of House on Netflix and did a little bit of crochet… oh, in-between the mundane things like cleaning house, cooking and doctor’s visits for my visa.
Many of you have asked when I will be heading over to Arabia, and the answer is.. as soon as I get my visa. And when will I get my visa? Your guess is as good as mine 🙂 DH has an appointment on the 29th of Jan to show some government department some paperwork, and if that is approved then I can send the paperwork off to the embassy in Canberra. In the meantime, I have to finish my medical here and take it in to Melbourne to get stamped by the medical board. Once all that is done, I will get my visa. “Inshallah” as they say in Arabia (God Willing).
So I have been doing some thinking this week as well, trying to decide what my goals for the year are. In terms of quilting of course. Other things too, but mostly quilting.
Obviously I need to finish some UFOs. Final count is in:
That has to be it. I swear if by any slim chance I find any more I shall toss them in the bin.
So back to finishing the jolly things… I was going to do something crazy like have a goal to finish them ALL this year…. then I decided to be more sensible and go for a “17 in 2017” idea, but someone else is doing that challenge and I really need to finish more than 17 this year… so help me out here. What shall I aim for??????
Host a Swap
I was going to try to host a block of the month, but then I decided a swap would be more fun. More on that after I finish a sample.
Explore the Fancy Stitches on my Sewing Machines
I don’t know about you, but I have wonderful sewing machines. And those wonderful sewing machines have hundreds of fancy stitches… that I never use…. So this year I want to start exploring those stitches and making more use of them in my sewing projects.
Set up my Sewing Notebook Properly
Another UFO, but a paper one… I started a sewing notebook years ago and then I think I moved countries and never looked at it again 🙂 Funny that!
So far I have some info about my embroidery module, and the Bernina foot reference guide, and some other useful information. But there is a lot more that I still want to put in there, so this year I want to work on that.
Learn how to use my Embroidery Machines
Last but not least, I want to take the time to learn how to use my embroidery machines. I have one Bernina that comes with an embroidery module, and I started playing with that before I came back to Oz last time. Since then it just sat in the cupboard. Last year I bought a new to me dedicated Embroidery machine from Susan. Of course I have been too busy to even look at this lovely new machine, so I want to put time into that this year.
My plan is to take the Elna with me in the suitcase to Arabia, and keep the Bernina here. That way I can do some work on both of them.
Well, those are my main personal quilting goals for this year. I have some quilting business goals too but that is for another day.
Please help me out with a realistic slightly crazy UFO goal, and I’d love to hear what your goals are for this year.
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