Specific:1 should provide enough detail so that there is no indecision as to what exactly you should be doing when the time comes to do it.
Measurable: the goal should be such that when you are through you have some tangible evidence of completion.
Attainable: this is about 'how' - do you have the skills, knowledge, financial or material resources, the time?
Realistic: don't plan to do things if you are unlikely to follow through. Better to plan only a few things and be successful rather than many things and be unsuccessful. Success breeds success! Start small, with what you can do, experience the joys of meeting your goal
Time-bound: Say when you plan to work at your goal, and break into smaller, more manageable chunks.
So here are my goals for January:
1. catch up, and maintain completion (within one week of posting) of Grandmother's Choice BOWs for a total of 3 blocks from December, and 4 from January. I have lots of fabric for this project, and I usually do the block first thing Saturday morning before Hubby gets out of bed.
2. Dear Jane - I will complete 2 blocks (each month). Again, I have plenty of fabric for this project, and I have found all my supplies: pattern, software, rulers.
3. School of Rock quilt - starting off the year slow - this quilt is sooooooooo close to finished. I will complete the quilting on my domestic machine, prepare and apply binding, and complete.
4. Bookmarks - I will complete all of these, and donate them to Action Read before the end of the month. These are such simple finishes, I will work on one or two during my lunch hours.
5. Mug Mats - hand stitch binding down to finish. I will give them to co-workers. I will work on while watching TV.
6. I will go to the public library and borrow books featuring quilt borders, and make a decision about how to finish Black & White, Tulip Appliqué, and Virginia Bound, sketching out a few ideas. I will also borrow Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, and make a decision about block setting.