I'm not even 1 year old yet and so much has already happened. I couldn't even work the blog when I started, didn't know how to add buttons, join linky parties or anything. I learned a lot those first few months, and every achievement I blogged about, then when I learned how to add pages I added a page where I liked up all the posts so other new bloggers could learn how to do it too.
I joined the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, such fun, I met so many people just like myself and I made some wonderful friends. I joined the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop too, that was great fun. I learned so much joining these Blog Hops, about blogging, planning quilting, you name it.
I have met so many people, wonderful people and have become part of a community and feel accepted. So many of you have helped me, given advice, been my friend, and generally put up with my sense of humour. You have been so encouraging and supportive and I would like to say thank you, to each and every one of you.
I lost my way the past few months, sometimes life takes over and all the plans hopes and dreams fall by the wayside for a while, but I don't give up easily so here goes for next year.
First the blogging, once a week is great for me, and then I don't bore you when progress is slow. I'm maybe thinking of adding another page, favourite recipes, not turning it into a cooking or baking blog by any means, but just adding the odd one, those I really like, not too complicated that give great results, and maybe you would like to share a favourite with me.
Take part in another blog hop, they are such fun.
Continue with the Meadow Mystery Quilt, keep up every month, quilt and bind it, finished.
I'm in two quilting bee's in 2017, Stash Bee in Hive 2, and Bee Inspired, just a group of 12 of us from the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers who started our own hive of bloggers, Bee Inspired. There isn't much on our site yet and we are still in the planning stage, but feel free to click through and check out who we are. Make sure you come back in January too when we start posting out tutorials and blocks. I am quite good at keeping up with commitments, I hate to let anyone down, so I will do my monthly blocks for both Queens and post them off on time.
Work on one project at a time, finish it and put it to bed. I have been a bit of a butterfly this year, I meant to get rid of some WIP's and did quite well initially, then I lost my way. Ok it happened, 2017 will be different. Finish two start one, that sound ok to you? I should add the one I start has to be finished too before I start or finish anything else. I'm going to start with Circles.
Learn how to work this new machine of mine, Baby (yes, I'm laughing). She is so beautiful but to be honest a bit scary, I even have to press a button to raise the foot! This is going to be one big learning curve.
Practice FMQ regularly, I buy the Craftsy classes, watch them, and don't practice, what good is that?
Finally I am having such a great time doing Cheryl's mystery quilt I will do another quilt along in 2017, but only one, unless everything else if up to date that is.
Well thats my list, it may be long but I do have a whole year to work on it.
I'm putting the button for the planning Party on my sidebar, you have until December 31st to link up and join in the fun.
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