Goals Revisited for 2015

When I shared my Goals for 2015 in January, I was excited because they were REAL goals for REAL things I wanted to do. They were goals I knew I could work on without feeling like a failure if they didn’t come together quickly. In March, I shared an update on those goals and I shared a little in July, but then I didn’t write about them anymore. Since this is the 30th of December, I figured it was time to share what has happened with my Goals for 2015.
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Goals Revisited

Continental Knitting – This year, I have said to myself several times, “I wish the lady in Hobby Lobby would have been a continental knitter.” I can’t help but think back to that day in 2005 when I decided I wanted to learn to knit. The lady showed me how she held the yarn and, of course, she was an English knitter. Everything I’ve knitted this year, I have been determined to work the yarn in Continental. I’ve been doing well with it, but I’ve come to decide when binding off if I need to switch over to my right hand IT WILL BE OKAY. The world is not going to end if I need to use my right hand to work the yarn.
Bread Making – Well, I’m determined one day I will make a perfect loaf of sandwich bread, but at the moment, that day has not arrived. I’ve tried several recipes since the summer with no luck. I’ve made a couple of changes in the process of making the dough which has helped: weighing the ingredients, setting the timer and not guessing at the kneading time. I have two more recipes I want to try within the next week, no matter what at least we have had some tasty toast these past few months.

Quilting – 1152 squares! That is what I’ve been sewing together since I’ve started this endeavor. Those little 2 and half inch squares are making 72 8 inch blocks. At the moment, I have 9 more blocks to piece together and I will be finished with them. I’m hoping I will have them finished before the end of the year. :) My sister and I were on the phone last week calculating the yardage for sashing and backing. I have a feeling I will end up going a cheaper route for the backing since I will need about 9 yards if I can’t find quilt backing that I like and I refuse to allow this quilt to cost me more than $200.

As you can see, I’ve been working on my goals and while they are not “completed” they are still being achieved and I’m happy with that.


  1. Quilting is something that is on my want to do list. I am not sure if it will make it to the top in 2016 as I have some other things I want to accomplish. My mom does some quilting. Many times she uses blankets for the inside and solid colored sheets for the back.

    I plan to tackle bread making again this year. I am looking forward to spending more time in the kitchen cooking from scratch.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

  2. Happy New Year, Wendi!

    I have been looking at sheeting fabric online but I can't decide on the color. Hopefully, we will be able to go to Billings so I can check at Hancock's and Hobby Lobby and see what they have. I knew I wouldn't be able to spend an arm and a leg on fabric when I started this so it may take a while for it to be completed.

    You'll have to write about your bread making.

  3. Glad you accomplished some of your goals in 2015. Hope your 2016 is a great one!

  4. Thanks, Deborah. These goals are pretty much things I'll continue working on from here on out. I hope you have a blessed 2016!


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