I wrote a post today on my other blog, Perpetual Narrative, about goal setting. I wanted to post about it here and share with my fellow sewing bloggers, because a large part of the post is dedicated to me making goals in the area of sewing (as well as climbing, writing, work, volunteering, relationships and house/home lol).
The post can be found here: http://perpetualnarrative.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/firing-up-the-s-m-a-r-t-way/
However for those who want the quick version, here are my sewing goals!
- Complete online sew school (beginner course)
- Self learn embroidery/cross stitch
- Complete an online dressmaker course
- Learn to fit myself and alter patterns
- Learn to design my own patterns
- Complete a quilting course (online or face to face)
- Lots of practice, not just the easy stuff!
- Continue blogging
- Possibly start a local sewing club, meeting monthly
Timeframes: I have not been specific with time frames, however generally speaking goals 1-6 will probably happen in that order. Goals 7 and 8 are to be always and ongoing. Goal 9 is to happen in the next year or so (if I decide to commit to it).
I am really excited about these goals. They are clear, simple and achievable and they give me focus 🙂
What are your sewing goals?
Are there areas you would like to improve in but haven’t sat down and planned how you will make it happen?
For me, I think I have it easy in that I am a beginner, I need to learn everything! If you are a lifetime sewer, however, I am sure you have a ‘nemesis’, something you always struggle with or have always been scared to try. Perhaps its even another creative venture, outside of sewing…maybe you would like to try woodworking?
Setting ‘S.M.A.R.T’ goals (as discussed in the post linked above) can be a great way to get you there as it gives you focus. But the first step is acknowledging you want to try something new!