Monday, December 31, 2018

Looking Forward

Drawing the year to a close always feels a bit surreal, as if life as we know it is in limbo. I always feel like I need to get past New Year's Day to really focus on the new year. But Yvonne/Quilting JETgirl's
2019 Planning Party ends today, so I've been trying to give it all some thought!

The Quilts
The Community
  • It continues to be my goal to post here on the blog two to three times a week, but that ebbs and flows with whatever is going on.
  • Expect to see me over on Instagram, natch.
  • The Scrap Basket - With 76 issues published over 3 years, and a readership of nearly 4500, my newsletter still seems a viable use of my time. It has some avid fans for sure, though it's a medium with alot less interaction than Instagram, or even the blog. Still, I enjoy sharing directly with those that appreciate it, so we'll plan to continue it for now.
It's right around the corner and I'm grateful I get to go again this year. This time hubby and mom are flying back with me, as we'll also be visiting our family in Nashville and beyond. I need to get prepping for my two classes. Oh! And sew a couple of hanging sleeves on!

Trunk Shows
There are two planned for this Spring - for a luncheon for women at my church; and in June for the local Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters. Yet another is in the works. Not really planning any out-of-state presenting this year.

The Rest
I have just an inkling of a pattern in my mind, and I'm hoping to flesh that out. We'll see. And I'd really like to host another quick little improv sewalong on Instagram. Hoping I can make that happen. Other than that, I seriously want to just see what comes. I hope to leave room for plenty of spontaneous sewing - that's my favorite. Sound good? I think so too.


  1. Sounds better than good, it sounds great!

  2. Leaving room for spontaneous sewing sounds perfect, Debbie. I hope our paths get to cross in person in Nashville, and I look forward to seeing what 2019 brings for you. Thank you so much for linking up with the Planning Party!

  3. Sounds like a platform to move around on, no barriers to stop the flow of ideas. I for one will be following the blog and "the Scrap Basket" and IG. Looking forward to each and every encounter of 2019. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2019

  4. Sounds great! I always enjoy seeing what you’re up to. I’m sure the newsletter is a lot of work, but just so you know, I love reading it. I’m always happy to see it pop up in my inbox!

  5. Just to let you know, but I love your newsletter! I always save it to read until I have some dedicated time to really peruse and follow all the links. I have a clue how much work all that is, and I wanted you to know how much I appreciate it!

    It sounds like you have a busy year planned! Wishing you all the best for 2019!

  6. sounds like a great year to come! I'm with you on the spontaneous sewing! My favorite too

  7. Sounds fantastic to me. Not sure I am going to get a plan together for this year. Things generally go a bit wonky so might just stay spontaneous all around.

  8. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me! I rarely plan my day let alone my year! Happy New Year and looking forward to meeting you in Nashville!

  9. Oh I love the idea of just spontaneous sewing!!! Happy New Year Debbie!

  10. I love that you’re leaving lots of room for spontaneous sewing and to just let stuff happen! Happy 2019!

  11. Looking forward to more of your amazing finishes - especially the Summer Sampler :) And as much as I would love to meet you at Quilt Con, I will still not make it. Hoping for 2020 but even that is still in doubt. I hope you enjoy all your sewing and blogging adventures. Have a great 2019!