Unlike many people, I don't think I posted any goals for the year. Either because of that or for other reasons, I don't feel that this has been a productive year for me. I spent a lot of time on the Hoffman Challenge, and quite a bit at the orchid quilt in the fall. Other than that I made half a dozen baby quilts, for charity or for gifts, and a couple of quilts out of blocks from a block exchange; nothing that was a stretch for me there. The highlight of the year was the class I took with Jane Sassaman at the Indiana Heritage Show in March, and I did finish that project and used her technique on a couple of others, including the orchids. Those did stretch my "artistic" skills, although the technical aspect wasn't particularly difficult.
This year I hope to finish the blue piece I posted about recently and have it be successful enough to enter somewhere. I'd also like to make a large, traditional pieced quilt, using a difficult block. I do like piecing, and I'm pretty good, but I haven't done anything terribly challenging on a large scale. I also signed up for the Take It Further challenge, so we'll see how that goes. I don't think I'll do the Hoffman challenge, which is ironic, because this time I have an idea which is perfectly clear in my mind. It doesn't seem too interesting however, so I think I'll use the time on something else.
Everyone--may you meet all your goals in 2008, and have some pleasant surprises along the way too.