2012 Goal #1:
Finish off all of the started and in-progress quilts.
I started off with such promise! I'm just going to say that work and my back injury in the summer really got in the way on this one. I think I got one project done, which is totally lame. For 2013, this has to be a goal, the projects and fabric are seriously piling up. Need to get the back fixed up though before I can do too much.
2012 Goal #2:
Pay off renovation loan in 2 years, not 4.
Hmmmm.... I did make one extra payment toward the loan, but then got distracted with something or other. This is a goal for 2013 too.
2012 Goal #3:
Make all gifts for Christmas in 2012.
See explanation for not achieving Goal #1. Now the good news is that as a result of some jewelry classes coming up in January and February, you can probably count on receiving either sewn stuff or jewelry stuff next Christmas.
The first class I took at our local technical college in November was pearl knotting, which is surprisingly challenging. I made this little freshwater pearl necklace and bracelet, and while the knots aren't bad, there are other problems. Like where the silk thread broke halfway through and I had to glue another bit on, etc. Anyway it's another skill and I'm sure to eventually get the hang of it, let's hope I get better before I start making your Christmas present.