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I just got done reading through Jeni Baker’s sewing goals for this year, and she inspired me to publish mine as well. Writing down my goals is the easy part– its the sticking to it that I struggle with! So hopefully by putting them up on the internet, I’ll find motivation to start hacking away at my huge list. I already know I won’t finish all of these (whilst trying to stick with a few other non-sewing goals, and being a mom to 3 little kids + 1 on the way… I almost never start sewing until 9pm, which makes me super slow), but it will be fun to see how far I actually get! I’m notorious for starting a sewing project and never finishing. I enjoy sewing so much, so it might seem funny that I have a hard time actually finishing. It’s something I want to make progress on. Also, I’m hoping not to be so much of a stranger on my blog this year!

If you have a list of sewing goals, I’d love to see it! Leave a link in the comments!

Here are a few snaps of my “works in progress:”

Quilting Goals: 
finish pickledish quilt (aka: double wedding ring)
finish woven hashtag quilt
finish ruffle quilt
flying geese

dance duffle bags (updated, for my little girls)
weekender bag
finish quilted super tote

nursing shawl
carseat cover

finish bird jacket
staple dress in bungalow voile
washi dress with anchors chambray
bess top with field study rayon
dress slip
oliver + s fairy tale dresses
skirts with ft. firefly

deer reverse applique (hoping to learn this from Mary– check hers out)!
finish curves pillow

Sewing Room:
iron board cover
sewing machine cover
serger cover
silhouette cover

mini dresden mug rug
yoga mat straps
pin cushions
chalk cloth table runner
laminate table cloth
finish mini ipad case
bike baskets for my kids
christmas advent
tooth fairy pillows
small projects to teach daughters
   (frog, hair accessories, doll quilts)

So…. wish me luck! 🙂 And good luck to you with your goals!
Here’s a look at 2013 and the sewing projects that I completed: 
(it really wasn’t that many… don’t know where all the time went… I think it had to do with the fact that we traveled so much last year– husband was interviewing for jobs, and we got to visit our families lots— Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah 3 times, and South Dakota 3 times… it felt like we were living out of a suitcase half the year)!

Mini Chalkboard Buntings

Caroline’s “Sew a Skirt”
Doll Pillow with my daughter
And a few other things like Halloween costumes, a shirt and a few refashions, handmade gifts, that never made it to the blog (but they probably are on my instagram).
Oh, and I finally moved my sad little sewing space– I had been sewing on a camping table in the kitchen and digging for fabric and notions in my dark basement. I finally got smart and swapped out our rarely used desktop computer for my sewing machine, and moved all our books and replaced them with my fabric and supplies. You check out the difference so far in this post (still trying to spruce up my space a little). It’s made such a difference!

Once upon a time…

I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.