Originally I was going to base my year on names. I have a lot of fabrics with names: Abigail, Rhoda, Katherine, Alexandria, Marcus .... As well as a lot of saved patterns with names: Adorela, Williams Garden, Phoebe, Jubilee .... And blocks that catch my eye: Aunt Dinah, Carry Nation, Sarah's choice, Clay's Choice, Jack in the Box, Jabob's Ladder, etc....
Then I read Barbara Brackman's posts HERE and HERE. I have seen so many quilters leave the craft, the sadness of loss of some fabulous people over the years, quilters who only follow the 'trend' and miss out on so much, those that just don't 'ENJOY' anymore. I enjoy quilting in all it's phases: history, fabrics, techniques, gifted people. I am going to enjoy what ever strikes my fancy. Being a scrap quilter, I have to add to my stash with some yardage to marry those bits - so I am going to shop; and shop my local brick and mortars to support and enjoy them.
I enjoy participating in BOMs and QAL's thru out the year offered up by so many lovely bloggers, fabric sites, and shops. Even if I only do a few blocks to make something smaller - I will enjoy.
I enjoy making blocks - I can dump a tote or baggie of scraps and just play the day away. Whether it is just units or a block that tickles my fancy - it could be just 20 or it could turn into a mound of a hundred.
I have learned to enjoy slow stitching. It could be cross stitch, embroideries (love these bag ladies), hexies, and even hand quilting. It's good to take the time to slow down and enjoy the process.
I have a lot of panels that I have collected over the years. The box is stuffed beyond with 'fruit' fabrics - these all need to be enjoyed and not just sitting on the shelf aging.
I have some kits and partial projects that deserve their time to be enjoyed. And there is a pile of quilts that need quilting. I realize that I will never get to them all and will do what I did last year, quilt half myself and the other half I will send out for professional long arm quilting.
I will have some traveling as I finish up my executive office term with Hall of Fame. Of course all of this flows around the health and wellfare of my mother whom we want to keep enjoying her quilting as long as possible.
So no agenda or goal or plan - just to enjoy quilting each day with what makes me happy at the moment.