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January 20, 2022
Word Of The Year 2022 And Recap from Quilt Paint Create

At the start of the year I like to look back at last year’s word before living this year’s word.

Last year my word was CHOOSE. I wanted to be more deliberate about what I included in my life and what I let go. But those words, they have their own ideas.

I learned there isn’t always a right or wrong choice. Choices are simply different. Different choices take you down different paths, and sometimes both paths lead to the same destination. It comes down to what you want to experience along the way and who you ...

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January 4, 2022
Quilt Friends Podcast 144 – Word of the Year 2022! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! It’s a new year which means it’s time to pick a new Word of the Year for 2022 and share my goals and focus for the next 12 months. Enjoy hearing about our plans in this new Quilt Friends Podcast:

You can also listen to the podcast with this player:

Check out the videos on the Christmas Tree Quilt here!

Podcast 144Maximized Feather Block designs – I used two designs from this collection to quilt the stars in the background of my Christmas tree quilt. This turned out to be my favorite part!

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January 1, 2022
2022 - Word for the Year from Appalachian Quilts

Happy New Year!!!

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am not a resolution maker.  Studies show that most resolutions are broken by January 16.  Really?  Not even a whole month?  I have a word for the year.  My word for the year sets the tone for goals I set throughout the year.  I don't just 'pie in the sky' a word.  There is a lot of thought and prayer that go in to the choice for the year.

My word for 2022 - RESET

It was a tough one this time around.  I ...

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December 17, 2021
Word for 2022 from High Road Quilter


 Sometimes a new word for the year comes through a lot of soul searching and looking through lists on the internet. Other times, it comes and slaps you in the face and says, "choose me".  I think you can guess that my face is still smarting right now.

 I find that the Word of the Year that requires research gets easily forgotten in the year. The Word for 2021 is Respect, and I had to look on my blog several times this year to see what it was!

Sometimes when I make a post here, I worry that it might ...

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September 16, 2021
Have you made an EASY quilt label lately? Woodland Wonderland Sew along and Word of the Year Status from Pat Sloan's Blog

Last month I took a 'pass' on writing about my Word of the year (or was it last 2 months?), so here it is time to do that again. So I'm pulling up my big girl pants and looking at my year so far as it relates to the word 'Do'.

Next be sure to watch my video where I share super easy Label making, let me know if you enjoyed this!

  • Word of the Year DO - it's short!
  • Watch my Daily Video on making Easy Quilt Labels 
  • Woodland Wonderland
  • Other Sew alongs coming up
  • Accuquilt Deal of ...

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July 8, 2021
The Gathering of the Quilts, Part #2 & my Word of the year from Pat Sloan's Blog

Blue and Mint Wreath Holiday PostcardMy word of the year is 'DO' and my BIG & EPIC 'Do' for the next few months is this  project, 'The Gathering of the Quilts'.

This post serves as my recap of 'Doing' for June, I love when an article works for more than one thing!

On Monday was Episode #1 (see end of this article to watch it) and this is Episode #2!


*** Gathering of the Quilts Episode #2***

Watch Episode #1 at the end

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June 12, 2021
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Word of the year

***My Word Of the Year***

My Word of the year is "DO" and I the word "HOPE" seems to have adopted me. I see and read things about Hope ever few days. Kind of like buying a ...

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May 11, 2021
» Pat Sloan's Blog

April rolls into May and I'm writing about my Word of the Year, this might be a record!! One BIG goal that I set for myself was to write about my word each month, woohoo!
(be sure to watch my video below, it's part of my story today)
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** Word of the Year Monthly Reflection **
My word of the year is 'Do'. 
I've joined Ali Edwards One Little Word so each month is a prompt. 
Krystal Idunate  was our guide for April and the prompt is about 'Letting go'.  
She had a great analogy of our life is ...

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April 8, 2021
I am actually doing this goal, so far so good! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Here we are in April and I'm writing about my Word of the Year, this might be a record!! One BIG goal that I set for myself was to write about my word each month, woohoo!
(be sure to watch my video below, it's part of my story today)
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** Word of the Year Monthly Reflection **
My word of the ...

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March 9, 2021
Oh the word of it! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm committed to living my Word of the Year each day (well.. most days) and to do a recap each month, no matter what. 
Having that One Little Word has the potential to change how you look at things.
In the past, after a few months, I have stopped doing anything with my word
This year will be different. And to help me make it different, I have done something new
Read on!
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** Word of the Year Monthly Reflection **
My word of the year is 'Do'.
I've joined Ali Edwards One Little Word for almost all of the ...

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February 1, 2021
Have you ever pushed something off? from Pat Sloan's Blog

I hope you can relate to this today.

Blue and Mint Wreath Holiday Postcard

*** Do you do this too? ***

It's WAY too early to feel this way, but I was putting off talking about my word of the year, working to convince myself I'd write about it later.

Sometimes it feels hard to think about things right now. I have pandemic brain. So many months of this .. AND.. winter... February Winter... 

So I pulled on my big girl panties .. let's get to it!

*** I'll tell you other things about it on my video today ***

Right now my word 'Do' needs a friend ...

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January 16, 2021
Word of the Year 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Every choice we make in life is an experiment. – Charles Duhigg

My word for 2021 is choose.

I find too often I am living life on autopilot. I want to make intentional decisions about what I do with my time, what I include in my life and how I take care of myself.

Routine has a place in life, but it shouldn’t be the default. I find great value in questioning everything. I started as a small child and never did stop. Along the way I made some unconventional choices, and I’ve never regretted them.

With this COVID ...

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January 12, 2021
First Finish of the New Year from Ellyn's Place


Last night I put the finishing stitches on the binding of my 2021 Word of the Year quilt.  You can read my thoughts on the word believe here.  I thought a magic wand was the perfect item to represent my word this year.

All of the fabrics are Moda Grunge and the finished quilt measures 18" x 20".  I used a bunch of different techniques in this one tiny quilt.... foundation paper piecing for the letters, my own funky dresden technique for the end of the wand, needle turn appliqué recently learned from my friend Martha for the stick, big ...

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January 4, 2021
My Word for the Year from Appalachian Quilts

Every year I pick my 'word for the year'.  A lot of people participate in this.  As a wise pastor has said, "you will move in the direction of your focus".  Think about it - if you are driving down the road and start to look at something in your peripheral, all of a sudden you are driving toward it.

My word for 2020 was Embrace.  I wanted to focus on embracing the circumstances and people surrounding me rather than hoping for something else.  Given the current atmosphere, you can only guess how hard that could have been.  Surprisingly, it wasn ...

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December 31, 2020
To Do or Do Not... My word of the year & a giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy New Year!!!!!!! On the first of the year I do things I want to be doing all year. Like quilting, exercising, travel(hopefully by end of 2021), eating great food, visiting family and  living my Word of the year. 

And to make this fun, I have a giveaway at the end!

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** 2020 - holy moley I'm glad that's done! ** 

On this Happy New Year's Day, January 1, 2021, I'm thrilled to turnover the calendar. I know nothing actually changes. Covid is not gone, my wrists are not healed 100%, but mentally I get a fresh start ...

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June 20, 2020
Round up of FREE Flag patterns & UFO commitment from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My word of the Year is to 'Be Intentional'

While mulling over our calendar for July, I decided that the focus will be on UFOs (UnFinished Objects).  One thing I need to really focus on is how many of these projects that are started do I want to finish.  And then I have to 'Intentionally' make that happen. July is the month!

I know a few of you do not have UFOs (what???) and I know a few of you would rather sew something new during the month. Luckily there are several sew along going on for July ...

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April 21, 2020
a bookmark with purpose from Charm About You

Having already made my mum a similar bookmark, I decided to make one for myself. Given the current situation and the fact we are staying at home, it has made me focus on small things but also the bigger picture. I'm grateful for so much right now and have found it helpful to think about what I would like to achieve in this time. Not to 'hustle' or have unrealistic expectations of a million things I could do or learn or create. Rather what is important, can I prioritise the things I put off but really want to do ...

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April 11, 2020
Something FREE & Springy.. A Cottage Garden + a bit more... from Pat Sloan's Blog

*** Taking our Pulse ***

How are you friend? 

I thought it was worth repeating today my 'Let It Go!' Daily challenge. Because it's good to take a pause and be sure we are on the right track with things. Not getting to crazy.  It's good to hit the reset button too and just breath a bit.  

Life is upside down for so many right now.... actually for most of us. Even if your area has few virus cases, you are still needing to change most of how you operate in order to not transmit and to be safe. 

So ...

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March 24, 2020
My Balance wall hanging is done! from The Crafty Quilter

Hi friends. I have finished my BALANCE wall hanging which portrays my 2020 Word of the Year in a creative way. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

BALANCE Wall Hanging made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

I have been working on this, off and on, since January. It was the free motion quilting around the letters that had me stalled for a while. Once I dug my heels in, it only took me two days to finish it.

BALANCE Wall Hanging made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

I made this wall hanging to represent my Word of the Year in a way that is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been dabbling ...

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March 13, 2020
Do you want a peek? A Saturday Coffee Date from Pat Sloan's Blog

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** Saturday Coffee Date ** 

I'm been having so much fun with the daily challenges!  this might be one of my favorites so far.. I need to finish this project this year! 

This is going to double as my 'word of the year' month review.

  • I've been doing Yoga almost ever day since the middle of January.  Only missed about 5 days! 
  • I'm 'Being  Intentional' with my challenges each day, it's ...

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