2022 Mid Year Review

Let’s just jump right in and take a look at the goals I set for 2022 and how things are progressing.

  1. Host the Planview Quilt Along. – Complete!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as content arises. – So far, so good!
  5. Release 6+ new Quilting Jetgirl patterns and continue designing.
    1. SesenReleased!
    2. Planview (full pattern at the end of the quilt along for those who were not interested in participating in the QAL) – Released!
    3. Frost Filigree
    4. Star Map
    5. MeringueReleased!
    6. Finial
    7. Next Quilt Along – Pattern is being written now!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
    1. 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.
  8. 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!

9 thoughts on “2022 Mid Year Review

  1. Megan says:

    I enjoy reading your goal posts. Thank you, also, for sharing the link to Seth Godin’s post. It’s giving me pause and turning the wheels in my brain – such good things! Sending you wishes of ease in the big life things and looking forward to hearing about them and cheering you on.

  2. Patty says:

    You do such a great job releasing your patterns – congratulations on all that wonderful quilting!

  3. Great post Yvonne! So nice to hear your tech editing business is keeping you busy. Are you mostly editing quilt patterns or do you have other clients as well? Either way, kudos! Also interesting to hear of your family FaceTime visits. I do love using FaceTime with my parents. Your visits are lengthy though! I think your year has been really productive thus far! I didn’t really set goals other than to sell a house and buy a house – both of which are done!

  4. Debbie says:

    Enjoyed reading your update. It’s good that you allowed yourself to let go of some things, or reimagine others. That’s how life, creative and otherwise, roll. Wishing you the best with the big life things!

  5. You have had a pretty good half of the year. I feel so behind, but will catch up soon. Some real sewing in my studio will help this weekend. It is so important to stay in touch with family but that sounds like a lot of zoom/FaceTime! Sending you light and strength to hold you during the big life things you must turn your attention towards.

  6. Jann Lawson- ValleyMQG says:

    Please Take Care of yourself Yvonnein the Best Way for YOU!!!!!

  7. Karin says:

    Your colors are always so gorgeous! I can’t wait to see your new patterns!

  8. You’ve made a lot of progress on your goals so far, Yvonne! It also seems like you’re also doing a good job at being gentle with yourself about the goals that need to change or be set aside. Side note, I have no idea what Frost Filigree might look like, but it’s a fantastic quilt name!

  9. Melanie says:

    I was sad about missing QuiltCon but decided to cancel for the same reason. Otherswise I’d say you are on a very good track and accomplished a lot. And looking forward to you big and exciting news. xo

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)