2019 Goals Recap and 2020 Planning Party

It’s time to take a moment and reflect.  Reflect on the year that is almost over, and the new year that is about to start.  Turning the page on the calendar is a monthly occurrence but going to a new year often means a new chance to make some new goals and exciting plans!

2019 Planning Party

2020 Planning Party

Yvonne at Quilting JETgirl is hosting a 2020 Planning Party that we would like to participate in.  Here is a short recap of our goals for 2019 along with an update on each goal.


2019 Goals Recap 

  • Continue to participate in blog hops – we participated in three blog hops during 2019, which is less than the number we joined in 2018.  We enjoy blog hops and the camaraderie found when sharing a common quilting theme
  • Post blog messages about 4-6 times per week – I have been able to continue to post most weeks easily within this range.  HAHA – I guess I have a lot to say of questionable value
  • Launch a new sew along in January and perhaps July – the planned sew along didn’t happen mostly because I didn’t understand the EQ8 software.  I may be able to conquer the paper pieced hummingbird pattern now. Since I have been following along with some online instruction it makes much more sense.
  • Continue to practice and improve with FMQ – I feel much more confident in FMQ patterns.  The most recent large project was the Pumpkin Quilt for baby Alice
  • Participate in our first Bee Hive – one full year of eleven different new-to-us blocks.  The techniques ranged from the curvy drunkard’s path to paper piecing.  It was a nice experience but we will not be participating in 2020

2020 Goals Setting

  • Donation quilts – Quilts of Valor, Covered in Love blocks, and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict are some of the charities that we will donate to
  • Post meaningful messages 4-6 times per week
  • Continue to grow my confidence with FMQ
  • Participate in blog hops – aim for four this year
  • Melva’s sew along called Pieces From the Past
  • Participate in the 2020 monthly color block challenge


Thank you to Yvonne for the inspiration to share our goals for the new decade.  We are linking with her at Quilting Jetgirl with our 2020 Planning Party goals.


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20 Responses

  1. Olivia says:

    You did a lot in 2019! Good luck with your goals for this year 🙂

  2. Kate says:

    Congrats on your successful 2019 and best wishes for a strong 2020!

  3. Lisa J. says:

    You did a great job on reaching your goals and I know you will do well next year as well.

  4. Susan Nixon says:

    Some great goals for the new year. You did well in 2019! You two are good at narrowing your focus. I need a little of that. =)

  5. I just re-read this post and saw that you decided not to participate again in the Bee Hive. I don’t blame you at all especially as you were shorted blocks. I think that’s just crummy! I look forward to seeing your creative endeavors in 2020. Merry Christmas my friend.

  6. You’ve done very well in 2019. I’m sure 2020 will be a great year too. Wish you both a merry Christmas and a very happy 2020!

  7. Taking the time to look back at the year to help frame goals for the new year is a really important part of my December. Thank you for joining me and I hope you have a wonderful 2020 as you work on your goals!

  8. quiltinggail says:

    Hi Roseanne, Hey, you did fantastic this year on the goals you set! 🙂
    Your goals for 2020 look reasonable and not too lofty!
    Happy Quilting! And Merry Merry Christmas!

  9. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    Whew! I need a nap just reading these! But honeslty, if anyone can make all these good intentions become reality it’s you two! Go get ’em tiger(s)!

  10. Kathryn says:

    Congrats on the successes of 2019. I need to check up on mine. I’ve actually bought a physical little generic planner diary for 2020 for quilts because I get a little lost in all my ” jump into this quilts!” But will post them as well. I need to look into at least one quilt blog hop for my quilt blog to join. I get so caught up in book blogging my poor old quilt blog gets lost a little but its mainly meant to be a record of what I do so that’s really okay.

  11. lenneamw says:

    I also like to plan for the year ahead, although I plan in Sept! It helps keep me on track and not wandering off. If something new appeals to me, it goes to the bottom of the list. And may wind up in the next year’s list. Happy quilting!

  12. Rochelle Summers says:

    I think you have a great plan for 2020 and you did quite well in 2019. You have been so productive and your FMQ has improved dramatically. In fact, you dare to do what I won’t on my domestic. Those big quilts just have to go out to be quilted! I love reading your blog posts, seeing all the great photos of quilts and kids and living vicariously through your quilting adventures.

  13. These are great, do-able goals Roseanne, and I like how you reviewed 2019’s goals first. You did good my friend!

  14. Great job on your 2019 goals and your 2020 goals are achievable! I do write down my goals each year/month but never think to blog about them…thanks for sharing yours. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  15. I am working on mine and going to take it a quarter at a time! Will be posting soon on 2019 and 2020! Merry Christmas!

  16. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Great job on your goals for this year! I’ve heard it said if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I do set goals in my Quilter’s Planner each month. Sometimes I meet them, sometimes I don’t, and occasionally I add more during the month! Looks like you have 2020 well planned out!

  17. Vicki in MN says:

    Good luck with your goals, all sound doable;)

  18. Your goals are well thought out and written. I don’t do that well enough to post about them. I have my own list of things to accomplish, and that seems to work for me. You’ve done really well with your goals this past year. Time to celebrate that, my friend! Here’s to a great finish, and to the coming year!

  19. While deep cleaning the studio the other day I found my project goals from 2007 😱 would have to admit that some items are still waiting to be clicked off. Sigh. But goal setting is important – so is prioritizing and realizing that without goals we wander aimlessly- even if they aren’t all met we do have a plan! Love your recap of 2019 – here’s to a fabulous 2020!

  20. karenfae says:

    good luck on your goals! I have tried doing this type of goal setting so often and usual fail miserable at it LOL but I hope it works for you

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