Wow, hard to believe that this year has flown by! I have been busy finishing up lots of new projects lately (well, in between the holidays, that is).
Now I am busy getting ready for my next speaking/workshop- which is at The Folsom Guild in Folsom, CA. This is a wonderful guild filled with lots of talent! I am honored that they asked me to do a trunk show and then teach a workshop on Quilting Design (a la quilt whispering).
For some fun, I am throwing in a quick lesson on coloring quilted designs in this workshop. The workshop is already filled, but I am having fun getting ready for it. I always bring along items to offer- some cartoon work aprons, signed and numbered cartoons, and other fun stuff.
3 New Year Goals:
Goal 1) My main goal in 2013 is to become more physically fit and ready to take on my sailing expedition in June. I am excited to participate in the French Polynesia to Cook Island leg on board John and Amanda Neal’s sailboat- the Mahina Tiare. This experience will give me a good idea of what bluewater sailing is like, plus I will learn lots of hand’s-on sailing skills. There is downtime hiking, snorkeling, swimming, interacting with locals, and oh yes, shopping for fabric!
DH, Joe, went on his sailing expedition trip in 2012- the Fiji to Vanuatu leg- and came home with lots of fun adventures and stories. He had such a good time that I knew I wanted to apply for my own expedition. This will give me a nice taste of what bluewater cruising is like in the South Pacific. Also, will I get seasick on the offshore passage from The Societies to Rarotonga?
Goal 2) Another goal in 2013 relates to creativity- I have lots of new projects to be started and completed- from quilting, wholecloths, painted silk, to beaded and/or metal creations. I plan to experiment with glass, enamel, and mixing fibers, beads and metal.
Goal 3) Last goal is learning how to digitize myself- using Adobe Illustrator, plus Art&Stitch and another program. I signed up for a college class in using AI- but I am on the waiting list. If I do not get in, I will learn by using Lynda.com, which is a wonderful software learning site.
Now you know my 2013 goals- I want to know what YOUR goal or goals are?
Love reading your goals! especially the exciting sailing trip! My goal is taking your quilt whisper class! (and being able to execute the designs to my quilts). see you online! sue
I want to finish several of my UFO’s which are sitting on the shelf taking up space! I even have two of them cut out and ready to begin sewing. I can’t wait to get started!