in 2014 i will…

i’ve made a quilt for my mom, sister, and brother, but haven’t made one for my dad. i don’t really think he would use a blanket either, so instead, i plan to make him matching saddle blankets for his two horses.

i am going to attempt to copy this pattern

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using these colors

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what do you think? after drafting up a pattern they are only going to be 30 inches by 35 inches, so i think i can handle two of them. i think i will give them to him on father’s day, so that gives me quite a while to get them done.

i also promised brian i would work on his quilt. i already have the fabric and did a test block. you may remember it

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i redrafted the pattern, because this block was pretty small, and if i make them 12 by 12, it will take less of them and i can crank them out faster 🙂 i told him i would try to have it done for an anniversary present, but who really wants a flannel quilt in july? perhaps i can push it back to his birthday (december 13) or christmas, lol.

i want to finish the zakka swedish bloom quilt for myself. i already have 5 out of 9 flowers finished, and am currently working on the 6th.

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i would like to get some significant work done on my two cross stitch projects, the woodland sampler, and the riley harbor

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i would like to make at least one scrapbook page a month, using my cutie instagram pics, and the plethora of paper crafting tools and supplies i already have, including, but not limited to the cricut, all its cartridges, project life, and the many new stamps i have too

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i want to make a throw pillow for myself/my couch using these fabrics

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i have two friends having babies, so i’m sure i will be making something for them, and i still need to finish griffin’s work in progress for his first birthday at the end of may

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i would like to finish the super intricate ceramic cross i am painting.

i would like to make some more progress on my bizzy kids quilt

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i would like to do some more experimenting with my gelli plate, and perhaps even take the online class i’ve been looking at

gelli

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i’d like to practice making bias tape with my new tool and make some to bind this wall hanging

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what color/pattern do you think would look good as a border for this?

i would like to try some new techniques, and also dabble in some other types of crafts, such as felties like these

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and i will for sure finish my goal of reading 30 new books before i turn 30 in november. (sad face, lol) i am currently on book #9

and if i accomplish all of these goals and really have nothing else to do, i have a ton of new quilting books and a ton of fabric to keep me busy for years to come!

to help set the stage, i spent entirely too much time today cleaning up the craft room. fresh, organized, and ready to be used to its full potential!

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here’s to a creative, productive year!

❤ xtina

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