Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

So what are you doing on the first day of the new year? What are you cooking? Me? I'm going to roast a turkey breast, yummmm. I've been spending the morning working on some redwork and watching the Parade on my new TV. I've found that Monk is doing an all day marathon and and he's very light weight and a good background for sewing. Remember that baby quilt that I bought the fabric for a couple of months ago? Well, I finally started it, but it's now a totally different quilt. Yep, I changed my mind. I've got two little turtles done and 6 more to go. Today I'm also going to start my Piece and Plenty BOM. A dear and thoughtful friend gave this to me for a Christmas/birthday gift. Can't think of a better way to start the year!
You may have noticed my new list the the right. Instead of a to do list, I've labeled it a FOCUS list. It's a list to help me stay focused on the projects I really want to work on. I sometimes find myself doing nothing for no good reason. My plan is to focus on category 1 projects first, as they get done I will promote items from category 2. We all know that new projects will pop up unexpectedly, so I will cagegorize those as needed. I have no limitations as to how many projects are in each category. I'm just trying to help myself stay more focused and not forget all of the wonderful projects that are here, waiting to be done. I haven't done very well with the stash busting, but I think this list will definetely help me use what I have.
So my dear blogging buddies, what are your goals?
Wishing you the best year ever!!!....xoxomar

14 comments:

Yvonne said...

Today was a lazy hang around day for me. I like the idea of your focus projects. That's a big problem for me....I get so easily sidetracked.

Libby said...

Happy New Year!

Vicky said...

My goals? Easy peasy! I want to hug on you in a couple of weeks!!

ILY

Nan said...

I love the idea of a focus list! It's so much nicer sounding than a "to do" list. I flit from project to project usually, doing whatever strikes my fancy, but I want to make at least one Christmas present per month this year, so I think I will do a focus list, too. Right now, I am focusing on cleaning my sewing room - it's a terrible mess from all the Christmas projects!
Thanks for the great idea, Mar!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

atet said...

Happy New Year! I love your focus list idea -- hmmn...so many great ways to help keep me on track. Then again -- um, yeah, that whole procrastination thing keeps getting in the way.

Kim said...

I really like your "focus" way of organizing your goals! It's very flexible! Happy New Year to you! Stay dry, huh?!

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy New Year to you too!
Sandra Evertson

Wendy said...

I like your idea to start a focus list, that might be what will help me. I have trouble staying focused and not get side tracked. I'm off to start my list.

Happy Zombie said...

Happy New Year Mar! Great idea on your FOCUS list!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Oh, you are so good to write down your goals, I should do the same. I made a list on my blog of things I have to do over the next few weeks and was stunned at how long the list is already!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy New Year Mar!!! Like your Focus list over there. LOL mine would be way toooo long to post.

Thimbleanna said...

That's an impressive focus list Mar. I can't concentrate long enough to come up with one for myself LOL! Good luck with yours!

Greenmare said...

Yes yes yes! I am in the same boat. I blogged some of the projects I want to FINISH this year. We can do this!!!!

Jeanne said...

We watched Monk, too! Happy New Year to you.