2023 Crafty Goals

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Happy Wednesday! It's time to share my Crafty Goals for 2023. If you missed my year end wrap up you can find it here: 2022 Yearly Review. My goals this year are pretty similar to last year's. I am hoping to work more consistently on a few projects, so I've given myself a challenge to work on them every month. I figure even if it's just for a few hours a month, it's better than nothing.

I have one really big sewing goal for 2023, and it's to finally finish my double wedding ring quilt! I started it in either 2014 or 2015 (not 100% sure), and I feel like this is the year I need to buckle down and get it done. I've already made that a little easier on myself by cutting out a row. This leaves me with only 6 more arcs to piece and then I can move on to building blocks! I'm hopeful that I can meet this goal. I definitely need to make a practice mini quilt though, my curves are very rusty!

I'm still going to track my yardage for fabric and yarn this year, but I've going to give this goal a little less priority. I have my shopping really under control at this point and I've decreased my stash for 7 years in a row. I want to give myself to freedom to add to my stash a bit more this year, if I feel like it. We'll see what happens here!

Sewing & Quilting Goals:
- Use up more yardage than I bring in. I'll track my yardage to help me stay on target.
- Finish last quilt top from my HST book.
- Finish my double wedding ring quilt.
- Work on my scrappy spiderweb quilt or liberty churn dash quilt each month.
- Start another vintage sheet quilt.
- Make 1 small project (pincushions, zipper pouches, softies, etc.) per month.

Knitting/Crochet Goals:
- Use up more yardage than I bring in. I'll track my yardage to help me stay on target.
- Knit a little every month.
- Crochet a softie.
- Finish current mitten project.
- Finish/frog a shawl project.
- Finish at least one pair of machine knit socks.

Did you make any crafty goals for yourself this year? I don't make new year's resolutions in other parts of my life, but I personally like the structure of having some crafting goals to work towards.

Happy Making!


  1. I do have lots of crafty goals: knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, bookmaking, printmaking, patternmaking etc.......and making pretzels and bread. A very healthful diet for the New Year. And my birthday was Jan. 10th......purchased a few spools of DMC for hand quilting and some Bohn needles and some used super inexpensive books. Quiet. and Nice.

  2. I have goals to work on embroidery a little each month (at least in the f/w/s months. It wanes in the summer). Also work on 1-2 larger quilt projects (for me right now these are larger throws or maybe a smallish twin quilt). Then go on 1-2 'sew days' to a nearby quilt shop and work space. Finally, make several smaller things. I haven't decided this completely, but maybe a mug rug or table runner.

  3. I also make crafty goals with an overall goal of not being unrealistic in my planning! Also need to plan the time to actually do the making that is my biggest challenge !


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