Monday, December 16, 2019

2019 Goal Review and 2020 Goals

I can't believe that 2019 is almost gone! Wasn't it just July?

My wonderful bloggy friend Yvonne, who blogs are Quilting Jetgirl, hosts an annual planning party to layout goals for the upcoming year. I thought that I would use this post to first go back to my 2019 goals to see if I had actually accomplished them and then post my 2020 goals.  There are tons of great prizes for linking up (I am a sponsor).

2019 Goal Check-In

My main goal and word for 2018 was to be SHARE and I tried to be more selective on my goals and have more flexibility. 

On my list were:
  • Design and host the next mystery quilt starting this summer ✅
  • Host a twice yearly Tips and Tutorials Festival with Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl.
    • Yvonne and I decided not to do the Festival this year.
  • Make at least 6 charity quilts 
    • I will say this one is partially done.  I have a ton of quilt tops for charity, but only finished 2 to gift so far.
  • Host the Best of 2019 Linky Party ✅
    • The party will start the day after Christmas.  You can find more info here.
  • Quilt pattern for the 2020 Quilters Planner
  • Become a better quilt teacher.
    • I really focused on my teaching this year, creating new workshops, honing my skills, and doing a lot of teaching.  I taught at a number of guilds, QuiltCon, EQ Academy, NC Quilt Symposium, and more. 
Overall, 2019 has been a great quilty year!  

2020 Goals

I have really enjoyed having a more relaxed and less "have to" sewing for 2019 and plan to continue that.  I feel that I traveled a bit too much to teach in 2019, so I am glad that did not over commit for 2020.

My main goal and word for 2019 is going to be APPRECIATE.

My two kids are in late elementary school and middle school and it is hitting me how fast they are growing.  I want to appreciate my time with them and my husband, appreciate my quilting time, and appreciate my teaching engagements. I want to make sure that I give each enough time that I can focus on being in the moment instead of running through the list of 20 things I need to be doing in my mind.

Here are some of the more concrete items:
  • Design and host the next mystery quilt starting this summer. I already have the name and design set :)
  • Focus on giving back including teaching others to sew/quilt and making charity quilts 
  • Host the Best of 2020 Linky Party
  • Submit a proposal for my next book
How are your 2020 plans shaping up?  You can read all of the 2020 planning posts at Yvonne's #2020PlanningParty.


  1. Wonderful goals. Kids do grow up so fast, don't they? Looking forward to your Best of 2019 party and all of your events.

  2. Appreciate is a great word for 2020, Cheryl. I am eager to see how your current mystery quilt finishes and that's excellent you already have a name and design for the next one! I hope you have a great 2020 and that the moments can be savored.

  3. Congratulations on what you accomplished in 2019 and good luck in 2020!

  4. Those are great goals. Appreciate is an awesome word. Good luck with the new book.

  5. Congrats on your success with the 2019 goals and good luck with all your plans for 2020. I can attest that kids grow up fast. Our college girl is home for Christmas break and we've got a living room full of high school girlfriends this evening. We've missed the noise. So appreciate is definitely a good goal.

  6. Another book Cheryl That will keep you busy. Appreciate is a great word for the year and I hope you are successful with it.

  7. Congratulations on your 2019 accomplishments! I love that you chose a word for 2020 and I love the word you chose. Appreciate every moment!

  8. Sound like you had an overall wonderfull and "growing" year 2019. The mystery quilt along pkus a book sound very intense. So I hope you can find the balance you are seeking and appreciate all of it :) It is a lovely goal/word! All the best for 2020. xo

    PS: Already looking forward to your 2019 link up.

  9. I think appreciate is a great word for 2020. Good luck with your new book! How exciting

  10. These are great goals! And I'm particularly pleased to see the possibility of a next book from you! :) Yay!


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