Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January 5 - Around the Bend

When looking ahead at 2016, I have made plans, but I don't have control over the year. I can look down the path, expecting certain things, but the path is winding on its way through the months. I can't see what is really around the bend.

This year my Army Guy is retiring. This is exciting in many ways; he won't be at the beck and call of the Army, he will be closer to home, and maybe the honey-do list will get some attention. BUT he will need to find other employment because we will not be able to live at the same level on his retirement pay. There is a bend in this path. We can't see what is around the corner, so how do we plan for what is coming besides praying for a good job opportunity appearing when we get there.

Also this year, the Boybarian graduates from high school. As a homeschool mom, this means my job will be complete in May. I am making plans to move on, becoming a quilt teacher. BUT these plans are not totally in my hands. I can work on classes, marketing, designs, but unless quilters want to learn from me, it will all be a dead end to that path.

What other things are lurking in the bushes along the path of 2016? 

Friday, January 1, 2016


I don't think I'll be able to keep up the pace of a post a day in 2016, but I hope to be more prolific on my blog than I was last semester. This coming semester has a MUCH lighter class load, so I should be able to be in the Sewing Dungeon a bit more. That is a concrete plan for 2016.

Today I finished quilting the Picnic Quilt. I am looking forward to teaching this as a class with a Summer Picnic Party theme. I've been perusing summer music and pricing out sunglasses and other summer type things to set the mood.

This evening I will bind the quilt so I can get it sent out ASAP so the Cardinal Creations can have the class sample to show people when they sign up for the class :)

*I* do not make resolutions, I make plans ... do you have any resolutions (or plans) for 2016?