My 2018 Goals, My 200th Post, and February OMG

Good morning to all.  Well, the weatherman missed his mark again today!  Much cooler than thought!  Not sure when Spring will arrive, but we are seeing a lot of green grass sprouting.

First things first – I am excited that I have finished 200 Posts!  Hopefully I will be posting more this year!  Second, here are my goals for 2018!

BECOME AN ORGANIZED QUILTER!   Completed!!!  I have reviewed all my patterns, sold some, and gave 3 boxes away to quilting buddies!  Cleaned out my Computer Desk! Selected patterns to make in 2018!  Cut up all batik scraps into 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″ and larger pieces for future applique projects!  YEA!  Now on to March 2018 as an organized quilter who has a lot of work to accomplish in a short period of time!  

Quilts to be made into Flimsy’s:

Sierra Vista 2007 UFO BOM
Margaret Potts
Stars Across Texas – Redesigning Setting in Progress – renamed Texas Quilt
Brinton Hall – Really need to get this one finished!
Stonefields – an ongoing pieced and applique quilt

Free BOMs for 2018:

RSC 2018 – Squared Away BOM – 1st Saturday of the Month
Baltimore Stars (Piecing Quilts of the Past)

Embroidery Clubs
Every Monday
Kathy Schmitz Club – 2018
Gail Pan Club – 2018  Monthly

Quilts – Machine Quilted:        

Enduring Legacy
Threads of Memory
Pat Sloan’s Globetrotting
Six Half’s Make a Whole
RSC 2017 (with corrections)
Rainbow Regatta
Rosemary’s 2014 BOM
Many Others!

Quilts – Handquilted:

Grandmother’s Flower Garden
Colonial Ladies

Embroidery Projects:

Sweet Stitches – On hold until June
Snowman in Blue (New)
Aunt Bea’s Parlor – Changed background fabrics – need to trace pattern onto the background blocks                    

Pieced Quilts for 2018:                      

Mountmellick (In Progress)  Di Ford
Dresden Plates (In Progress)  Suzn Quilts
Ancient Stars  (New)  Sue Garman
Star Dance  (New) Jilly Studio
Cherry Baskets (New) (Applique and Pieced)  Bonnie Sullivan
Omigosh (New) Sue Garman
Afternoon Delight  (New) (Applique and Pieced)  Sue Garman
Bear Mountain Cabin (New) (Susan Dyer & Nancy Raschka-Reeves

 Applique Quilts for 2018:

A Bountiful Life – 6 blocks completed – 4 prepared 10 more to do
Nesting – 2 blocks complete – 2 more blocks and the border
Winter Garden (New)
Barb Allen
Baltimore Garden Quilt (New)
Barbara M. Burnham


Long Term Projects: Probably into 2019

Celebrating Mary Brown
Caswell Quilt
Rowdy Flats
Sarah Johnson Quilt
Springs and Twigs
Judy Martin Log Cabin
Quilts Without Corners – Eagle Quilt

My February OMG besides getting organized was to finish Margaret Potts quilt, finish making 105 each of the 3 1/2″ Mini Dresden’s, make 3 RSC 2018 Squared Away blocks, begin working on 6 blocks for my 2007 UFO BOM, and complete Block 6 of Sweet Stitches!  All goals accomplished so far and have 3 more days to prepare the remaining 6 blocks for the 2007 UFO BOM! 

Margaret Potts Flimsy
RSC 2018 BOM Squared Away
Block 6 of Sweet Stitches
105 Mini Dresdens
2007 UFO BOM

Have a great day!  March OMG will be posted on 1 March as I still have time to complete a few things before then!


23 Replies to “My 2018 Goals, My 200th Post, and February OMG”

    1. Thank you! I enjoy organizing things, then playing in an organized area! Clutter has always been an issue with me. This last year kept me from doing that! So looking like 2018 is going to be a good year after 3 disastrous years. Thank you for commenting


  1. Wow, Girl! When you are healthy and organized, there is no stopping you! You are going to have a big, productive year!

    Other than sewing tees for myself, I don’t know what I am doing next month (I shall have to figure that out soon…for OMG), let alone the rest of the year! Ha, ha!


    1. Thank you Raewyn. I sometimes wonder if I would be a good patient when I get REAL old! LOL. Drive somebody nuts I guess. I love to have a plan and goals – also always like something to look forward to like a week trip away, or a good quilt show! Thx for commenting.


  2. Good evening,
    WOWEE – that is some list. Congrats on getting organized for the year. That has to make you feel just fabulous – your stuff all in order and sorted through. I will be happy to see your progress through all of these projects throughout the year! ~smile~ Roseanne


    1. Thank you Rosanne! Now that list……. OK…. Getting organized does make me feel good – accomplishments are important to me and keeping on top of things give me more time to play in the Studio! Glad to have you follow me, thank you.

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    1. I guess I was born with them, or learned them. Now when I worked (contracting) one would say I had a messy desk during the day, but I knew where everything was – they did not! LOL.
      It makes working in the Studio so much more pleasant. It is like having a “junk drawer” – hubby likes them, I go along and pitch things. Although he does have 4 that I do not touch in the pantry room. BUT you should see his side of the Studio if you think I am organized!!! Take care

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    1. Well, the engines are going! I am finding out that working on one thing at a time really is better for me because I tend to finish faster – does that statement make sense??????????
      When the Flu is gone I plan on taking some knitting lessons in San Antonio, but that will be in a month or so. I know the basics but want to become more proficient – Like you!

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      1. Yes, that makes sense to me. I do better with one major project, and others that are just to give variety as needed. Right now I have too many big things going, and I’m feeling sluggish, but that could be the weather! Knitting lessons, good for you!


        1. That is where I was and it finally made me realize that I needed to finish the 3 UFO quilts and prepare some on the side. I am in a hurry to get to back to Mountmellick. Maybe later in the week. Have a great day – crazy weather here!

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