Lindsay's (Mis)Adventures in Sewing & Quilting: 2018 Goals

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I haven't talked much about my 2018 goals in general, but I thought it might be nice to make a list of my goals in this area. After all, it'll give me a to-do list of sorts and a way of knowing for sure if I accomplished the minimum of what I hoped to do for the year when it comes to sewing and quilting.

Without further ado, here's the 2018 Goals:

- I recently bought a kit to make a 69x90 inch quilt and I want to start and finish that this year. (I posted a picture of it in Lindsay's League.)

- Bartley is still waiting on his quilt. I want to at least figure out what I want to make for him and maybe get the materials at the very least as well.

- I want to do at least six rows from the Row by Row trips I've made (three from 2016 and three from 2017).

- Create some sort of system where I know what kits and patterns I have, what I haven't done, and what I have done.

Other than that, I just want to have fun and continue learning.

What are your 2018 goals?

Four Year Anniversary & a Giveaway!

October is a huge month for me and I have a lot to be excited about. So why is October so great?

Well, there's hockey season. Enough said, right?

October marks my one year anniversary of moving into a place of my own. That's exciting and I'm so proud of myself for doing great this past year and growing up just a bit more.

However, there are two more big things about October.

While I didn't get Bartley until January of 2012, he was born October 15, 2011. My adorable little dog will turn four this year. It's such an awesome coincidence that October 15, 2011 is also when my very first book, Sweetness, released. So, not only is Bartley turning four, but my four year anniversary of this amazing adventure happens at the same time.

21 books later and I still can't believe I've been doing this for four years. Like how? This is insane. Four years seems like such a long time, but times has flown by, so it doesn't feel likes it's been a whopping four years since I started.

It's mind boggling, but amazing. I feel like I've come a long way and have made some great friends along the way.

Everything I have, everything I'm able to do, is all because I have wonderful readers who support me.  Thank you so, so, so, so much from the bottom of my heart. I hope y'all will stick with me for another four years.

I could go on and on about how grateful I am, but instead, I'll end things here. Here's a giveaway to celebrate, so be sure to enter.

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Happy Birthday to Bartley! (FREE Books for Everyone!)

Today, my little cuddly buddy turns two! (January will mark two years since I've had him.) I honestly think my life has been better because of this little guy. He's a constant source of cuteness. He loves to cuddle. He winks at me! He's playful. But most importantly, he makes me so happy and he can make me laugh when I don't feel like it. Bartley is my best friend and I'm very happy to have him. Happy birthday, Bartley!

Let's celebrate by making my books FREE! 

That's right! I'm making all of my books (the Bold as Love seriesDon't Panic, and Breakaway) free today only! Be sure to snag a copy if you haven't done so yet.

Happy reading, everyone!

A Post About Bartley

I was trying to think of something to post this week that wasn't a weekly feature and the best I could come up with was a post about my mini schnauzer. Sad, I know. However, Bartley is darn cute and who doesn't love cute dogs?

Did you know that Bartley's name was (sort of) inspired by The Big Valley? Dad and I love to watch that show and Bonanza so while I was driving back after picking him up, I was calling out names from the shows to see which one Bartley responded to. Only instead of saying Barkley (and thank goodness I didn't), I said, "Bartley." And it stuck.

Here's a picture from the day we got him back in January '12 at 3 months old.

 Here is one from last week on game day. Oh, how he has grown! He'll be two in October! Eek!