My oldest, The Monster, is very big into goal setting thanks to her public education. We work hard at breaking down the details and steps necessary to reach her goals. In that process it has reminded me that I need to do a bit of that myself.
So, here goes. In 2014 my studio goals are:
1. To turn all quilt tops sitting in my closet as of right now into completed quilts. There are 10 of them. And 2 others already being quilted.
2. To distribute all the Just One Slab quilts before the end of winter.
3. Stay on top of my accounting with a monthly sit down in front of a spreadsheet and a pile of receipts.
4. Revamp my website and blog (with the input from all of you!)
5. Produce at least 1 new pattern for sale.
6. Finish one of my novels.
7. Complete at least 3 quilts in a series I've got planned. This Mountain Meadows would be the first one in the series, but I have sketches for many more.
8. Teach the girls, as they ask, how to use the sewing machine on their own.
9. Make exercise a daily part of my life again. (I consider this a Studio Goal because it is part of my overall time management for work.)
10. Start and finish my third quilting book.
Those are the big goals. It does not account for the ongoing, must do, and just for fun sewing and writing commitments that are there every day as well. And of course all the awesome unplanned things that could still come up. Oh yeah, and that family thing that happens outside of the studio too.
Yes, I am insane. And I wouldn't have it any other way. How about regular updates on all of these, so you can help keep me in check? They may be more like reality checks, but I am not scared in looking at this list. I think teaching the girls to sew on the machine themselves might the most frightening thing of them all!