Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl decided to do quarterly check-ins this year instead of only one at the half-year mark. I love the idea because it is easy to lose sight of one’s goals with all of life happening. So this is a great reminder, an opportunity to course correct, or even a chance to write new goals ;)
I will keep it short and only comment on the changes since the last check-in. So let’s dive in!
The goals in strong print are my main goals, followed by secondary aka additional goals.
The Sewing Goals for 2023
- Tackle all the WIPs with a starting date before 2021.
- Get the unwilling WIP list down to 3-6 projects
- Reduce fabric stash
- Continue habit tracking for daily sewing
How did I do with my sewing goals for 2023 so far?
I started this year with 12 WIPs on my list which grew to 16 WIPs in Q1. I did a big finishing push the last two months and think I will end this quarter with my starting number. I am happy with this, though I did not focus on my old WIPs and I am not yet at a lower number than I started with. During Q2 I came up with the rule of not starting any new WIPs – which I followed. For the next quarter, I will change it to not starting a new project before I finish two others.
Tracking my sewing has died down – again. And I have come to the realization, that this has not helped with establishing more, shorter sewing sessions, neither has it helped me make progress. Thus this goal has been canceled.
This quarter also helped with the stash reduction but the shopping spree from QuiltCon will take a while to fully compensate ;)
The pattern goals for 2023
- Publish “Spikes & Diamonds” (January 2023)
- Publish another pattern in the second half
- Update all patterns to matching style…
- Publish a special for newsletter subscribers
- Host a sew-along for pattern releases
How did I do with my pattern goals for 2023 so far?
Nothing new to report here.
Additional goals for 2023
- Host another Advent Calendar Swap
- Host another Blog Advent Calendar
How did I do with my additional goals for 2023 so far?
These two are for Q4 :)
The personal growth goals for 2023
- Get back to a normal weight.
- Get into a fitter state.
How did I do with my personal goals for 2023 so far?
I have come to a plateau in terms of my weight. This is frustrating at times. But I am still happy that I am holding the weight loss and not regaining aka jojo-ing. I am also still sticking to my “no sweets/desserts” routine and am happy with this continued effort on healthier eating. Unfortunately, I still have not managed to incorporate more movement.
Overall it feels like the last three months went by a lot faster than the others. This might have been because of two, thankfully successful, operations that each resulted in about a week of recovery time on the couch. But it is empowering to see how much I can actually accomplish when I set my mind to it.
So in Q3 I will continue on my WIP reduction path and hopefully start on one of my pattern ideas after I am “allowed” to start a new project.
Linking up at
#2023QuiltingQ2CheckIn @ Quilting Jetgirl