Friday, December 26, 2014

Goals for 2015

So I've descided that I will join in with Leasa this year on her goal of #SewMyStash2015. The basic goal is to pull fabrics from our stashes when starting new projects and try to have the stash cover at least half the fabric for the overall project. Now there isn't any restrictions on buying fabrics, so I hope that this goes better for me than the fabric fast last year (hahaha). I'm glad to be joining in as I was thinking about my goals for the upcoming year and this fits in nicely with several of them. 
           -- Decrease fabric stash
           -- Set a budget and stick with that budget 
           -- save up to buy fabrics coming out in 2015 
There is still plenty of time to join in so why not take the challenge? 

So one of the first fun tasks put forward was showing off these stashes, and let me tell you there are some awesome stashes out there -- so I thought I would link mine up here as well as the mosaic I put on Instagram. 
My folded fabrics (on comic boards) takes up 2 small bookcases in my room -- anything smaller than a half yard is folded and in a drawer (4 small drawers worth, but I forgot those pictures). 
TULA Stash 
Strings ready to make more string blocks 
Processed scraps -- 10, 5, 4, 3 and 2.5 inch squares. 
My shelf of obsession -- precuts. Lots of charm packs, a few layer cakes and a few mini charm packs.

Our guild is planning on doing a yard sale in February, so I may be doing another fabric purge in preparation. which would really jump start this effort. 

So along with the goal to use stash and save money I have a few other sewing related goals for 2015. 
  • practice and use more straight line quilting 
  • try circular quilting 
  • learn to make piping for pillows
  • make more bags
  •  make at least 10 things from my Pinterest boards 
  • become better at using my embroidery machine 
  • I will also be attending my first non-guild sewing retreat 
  • keep an ongoing track of fabric coming in and going out
In non sewing goals I hope to also 
  • Purge out remaining scrapbooking supplies
  • Lose 30-60 pounds -- considering Weight Watchers
  • Eat healthier and decrease my sugar intake 
  • Find a physical activity that I can do at least 2 times per week
  • I hope that 2015 is also the year that I get to move
Looks like 2015 is going to be a big year for goals for me and I hope that linking up with Leasa will keep me motivated, at least where sewing is concerned. 


  1. I like the idea of sew your stash. I too kind of failed the fabric fast last year. I am hoping to do better this year. You do have a lovely stash. Lots of fun projects are in the works.

  2. I too was on the fabric diet last year. Haha indeed! I could definitely get behind a sew my stash. Your post caught me just as I was to head out for the Boxing Day sale!! It must be a sign.

  3. I wanna try to sew my stash too. These are great goals and plans. Here's to a GREAT 2015, sweet friend!

  4. Wow. That is some serious stash you have there. You beat me hands down. But before you destash locally, please let some of us online friends have first crack at some of those goodies. Since we have some similar tastes, I'm betting that there are a few things I'd love to take off your hands for you.

  5. Good luck with achieving your goals, great choices.