So I follow Pat Sloan's blog and work on a lot of her free BOM's. She issued a 2017 UFO Challenge and although she only went with 12, one per month, I threw in 13, because 13 is really a lucky number. :) So these are the projects I want to either finish or start and I will try to remember to post updates here with photos of my progress:
1. 2011 New Years Eve Mystery quilt
2. Flowers All Around paper pieced BOM
3. Black & Bold quilt
4. Globetrotting BOM
5. School's Out
6. Christy's quilt (sister in law)
7. Stacey's quilt (sister in law)
8. Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt)
10. Splendid Sampler
11. Solstice Challenge
12. Damen's baby quilt
13. 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Quilting on the Square paper piece mini BOM (ongoing project)
Yes, I know that is a lot of projects but to be honest, some are already completed tops they just need to be sandwiched, quilted and bound. Some are in progress that I have been working on, while others I haven't even started yet but I want to. So that is my plan this year, plus I want to begin using mom's embroidery machine and work on some of the projects she had started but never completed. It's going to be a busy year for me. YAY!
On another note, we completed a personality quiz as a team at work and I wanted to share my results. It's really scary how close this is to the way I see myself. Of course, depending on the time you take the quiz and your mood at the time etc., your results can vary, but it should only be slightly.
ISFJ Personality (“The Defender”)
Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. - Brian TracyThe ISFJ personality type is quite unique, as many of their qualities defy the definition of their individual traits. Though possessing the Feeling (F) trait, ISFJs have excellent analytical abilities; though Introverted (I), they have well-developed people skills and robust social relationships; and though they are a Judging (J) type, ISFJs are often receptive to change and new ideas. As with so many things, people with the ISFJ personality type are more than the sum of their parts, and it is the way they use these strengths that defines who they are.
ISFJs are true altruists, meeting kindness with kindness-in-excess and engaging the work and people they believe in with enthusiasm and generosity.There’s hardly a better type to make up such a large proportion of the population, nearly 13%. Combining the best of tradition and the desire to do good, ISFJs are found in lines of work with a sense of history behind them, such as medicine, academics and charitable social work.
We Must Be Seen to Be BelievedThe challenge for ISFJs is ensuring that what they do is noticed. They have a tendency to underplay their accomplishments, and while their kindness is often respected, more cynical and selfish people are likely to take advantage of ISFJs’ dedication and humbleness by pushing work onto them and then taking the credit. ISFJs need to know when to say no and stand up for themselves if they are to maintain their confidence and enthusiasm.
Naturally social, an odd quality for Introverts, ISFJs utilize excellent memories not to retain data and trivia, but to remember people, and details about their lives. When it comes to gift-giving, ISFJs have no equal, using their imagination and natural sensitivity to express their generosity in ways that touch the hearts of their recipients. While this is certainly true of their coworkers, whom people with the ISFJ personality type often consider their personal friends, it is in family that their expressions of affection fully bloom.
If I Can Protect You, I WillISFJ personalities are a wonderful group, rarely sitting idle while a worthy cause remains unfinished. ISFJs’ ability to connect with others on an intimate level is unrivaled among Introverts, and the joy they experience in using those connections to maintain a supportive, happy family is a gift for everyone involved. They may never be truly comfortable in the spotlight, and may feel guilty taking due credit for team efforts, but if they can ensure that their efforts are recognized, ISFJs are likely to feel a level of satisfaction in what they do that many other personality types can only dream of.
Feel free to take the test yourself and see what your personality is.