Let’s just jump right in and take a look at the goals I set for 2022 and how things are progressing.
- Host the Planview Quilt Along. – Complete!
- Teach at QuiltCon 2022. – Due to the Omicron surge, I made the very tough decision to cancel. It was the right choice for me and my family, but it was an excruciating and difficult one to make.
- After QuiltCon, expand virtual teaching options and begin to host my own virtual workshops outside of guilds. – This goal is temporarily and possibly permanently on hold.
- Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as content arises. – So far, so good!
- Release 6+ new Quilting Jetgirl patterns and continue designing.
- Maintain technical editing clients and grow new opportunities as time allows. – I currently have enough clients to keep me busy Monday through Friday and do not foresee being able to accept new clients until the end of August at the earliest, and possibly even later in the year than that.
- Take time off. Take weekends off. Some weekends I know will need to commit to teaching, but I do need to cultivate some down time so that I can come back refreshed. – This goal has been a bit hit or miss.
- Since moving a year ago, this has been on my mind more and more. I also read And when is the shift over?, one of Seth Godin’s daily blog posts, last week which resonated.
- Remember to seek rejection, have fun, and try new things! – My current “new” thing is to try and use up my pulled fabrics for a project. We’ll see where this process and exploration continues to take me!
I still am very excited about Frost Filigree, Finial, and Star Map as potential next quilt patterns. But I also want to make my sister-in-law a new queen size bed quilt, so I think that design, which I’m tentatively calling Night Garden, might be next once I get the quilt along pattern written and ready for me to test sew. I certainly am not lacking for ideas right now; just the time to bring them to life! Because my time during the week has been so full, I am spending weekends quilting, and I especially try to save and prioritize working on hand binding over the weekends. I spend anywhere from 4-5 hours talking with family via FaceTime and Zoom every weekend, and having something like hand binding to occupy my hands during the talks has been very nice.
Behind the scenes, there are some big life things happening right now. I should be able to share more about that with you in the coming months. I’m trying to be in the moment and present as much as possible right now.
Linking up with the #2022MidYearCheckIn and looking forward to catching up with everyone to see how your year is progressing!