Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Goals

My 2014 Goals-
1. To continue learning and dabbling in quilting.  Nothing too complicated or advanced.  I have a flannel quilt kitted that I would like to put together.  And a Christmas wallhanging.  And I have 3 WIP quilts that need to be worked on.
2. To finish off my term as treasurer in my local EGA chapter.  I love the ladies in this group and it was they (and others) who inspired me to start my ebay business (see more below).

3. Participate in 5 local retreats.  No stitching classes in 2014.

4. No SAL participation in 2014 so far.  And I have decreased the clubs I am in to 3-Ladies Prim Society, Shepherd's Fold and Fairies in My Garden (Australian).

5. New starts I would like for 2014-
SB Christmas stocking for Grandaughter#1
SB Christmas stocking for Grandaughter#2
Barbara Jackson Tea Time Basket
Carolyn Standing Webb Miss Hannah's House
Seasons of Home Basket-wool applique project
FMG Tilda Sewing Box
PSS The Flood
Renaissance Designs 8 Candles Glowing
Several smalls (including ornaments for exchanges)

6. WIP's to work on in 2014-
Catherine Theron No Place Like Home Needlebook
Catherine Theron Hidden Magnolia
PW Button Brag Book
TD Tropical Jazz
3 Quilts Mentioned Above
Debbie Stiehler American Patchwork Basket
2012 SAL Sopresa
Gay Ann Rogers Hollyhock House
Xmas at HRH
L'Atelier Perdu 2013 Stitch Me Club
Plus many more that I could work on, but these are the ones I am hoping to work on :)

7. To continue to grow my home ebay business.  
During a retreat last summer a discussion was started because a guild member passed away and her children donated her substantial stash to our group.  Many ladies have no families that are interested in their stitching or stash but they have invested a LOT of money into it.

 So I thought to help them out by using my 16+ years of ebay experience and sell stash for them.  It has been a bigger success than I could imagine!  My office right now is full of stitching items to sell.  And I have been approached to sell things besides stitching (Boyds Bears, antiques, Daisy Kingdom, Build-A-Bears, etc) No, I don't advertise.  All my business has been thru word of mouth or from this blog. (If you would like to hear more about this service, click on my profile on the right column of this blog and then click on email.)

8. To slow down and enjoy the journey. I have another grandson due in March.  And my daughter has already asked if I could watch him one day per week starting in July.

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog and especially for leaving a comment.  It makes my day to hear from you!  I'm off to prepare the house for the baby shower I'm hosting on Saturday.  Have a great weekend!


Giovanna said...

Lovely plans :-) I hope you have lots of fun with them.

Vickie said...

The most special part of your 2014 plans, I think, are to watch your new grandson once a week. Oh what precious memories the two of you will have. =)

Barb said...

You have lots of great plans. Good luck with your business. I know a lady who makes quite a bit of money selling on ebay! It really amounts to a part time job for her. Congratulations on another Grand child!

Margaret said...

Good goals. Bet you can't wait for that new grandson! (I'd love to hear more about your ebay business btw.)

gracie said...

Great plans for the new year

Brigitte said...

All these plans sound so great. Have fun with them. One of them will bring you pleasure with no end - your new grandchild.

Chris said...

Great plans for 2014!

Marlene Jones said...

You have a very busy year, and another grandchild on the way, lucky you xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Best of luck with your goals for this year... my favourite go to 5 retreats!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Those are ALL worthy goals and I think it fabulous that you have outlined them and will work on toward them all year long :)

Maggee said...

Holey Moley! Quite ambitious! and soon enough you will be babysitting! But a newborn is easier than a toddler, for sure! Look forward to hearing/seeing more as the year progresses!

Lorrie said...

It was nice to see all you accomplished over the previous year and your new goals for 2014. I've yet to set any goals for 2014.

Roo said...

Would you mind sharing your ebay site? Thanks

Beth in IL said...

Love your goals. Nice to hear about your ebay business too.

Suzanne said...

I hope that you are successful with all your plans and goals this year.

Sheryl S. said...

Hello Teresa. Thank you for visiting. What a lot of plans for the new year. Am following via wishes from Spain.