Tag Archives: goal setting

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal March 2022

I am still very much involved in genealogy research. I thought I would be much further along, but it has proved more fascinating for me than I thought that it would. I feel that my mind is sharper than it has been in a long time.

I’ve learned much about history while discovering Huguenots, reasons for immigration, reverends, doctors, farmers, loggers, plantation owners (some with slaves), patriots, deserters, murderers (one over property, two from family disputes, and one racist), bootleggers, and more. It is hard to tear myself away.

Which brings me to my original non sewing goal. Editing and creating a photo memory book from our family trip to Hawaii in 2016. I haven’t put much effort into it.

Diamond Head Hawaii

These photos are from the day that the family visited the very beautiful Diamond Head State Park.

Diamond Head Hawaii

The Diamond Head Trail …, which culminates in panoramic views of Oahu, the famous Diamond Head Lighthouse, a United States Coast Guard facility that has been featured on a U.S. postage stamp, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. On a clear day, you can also the nearby island of Molokai.”

Diamond Head Hawaii

Our son, daughter-in-law, and their 2 children, our daughter, son-in-law, and their 3 children hiked this very steep mule trail up to the crater and back with Hubby and myself. It was arduous and I was overcome with the heat (bring a lot of water!). But it sure was worth it!

Diamond Head Hawaii
Diamond Head Hawaii

See that big smile on Hubby’s face? He was so happy to be with family! This amazing man hiked the entire trail with a shattered knee! Yup…he was in pain, but none of us knew that he had broken his knee before coming on this vacation.

He wasn’t going to let a little mishap ruin this vacation!

How about you? How are the non sewing goals coming along? What new thing do you want to learn and experience this year?

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal January 2022

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal January 2022 Update

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal February 2022

See the world around you!

Carry On!

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal February 2022

I have done very little sewing so far this month.

Instead, I have been absorbed in genealogy (Gotta do that research before my subscription to Ancestry runs out!).

Currently, I am working on researching the Civil War ancestors. I don’t know a thing about war service, but I am learning. I have learned that it is very hard to place ancestors with their correct service record, when the parents chose similar names for their children! In other words, more than a few cousins and uncles are all named John, James and William!

I also learned that one can transfer to another regiment, or be absorbed by another regiment. So I may have William listed in several regiments and I apparently think that he has the ability to be in multiple places at once.

I don’t feel too bad about my confusion in placing everyone with their corresponding family and regiment…I have noticed, when I look at other public trees, that there is an abundance of confusion.

I can’t stress enough…check, cross-check, and do it again!

There are more to research, but I am sure of the following. All are 3rd cousins 5 times removed except for James…he is a 1st cousin 5 times removed.

James Trueblood b.1816 to d.1890 31st Regiment
James Trueblood
b.1816 to d.1890
31st Regiment
Samuel C. Trueblood b.1833 to d.1913 50th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Samuel C. Trueblood
b.1833 to d.1913
50th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Adolphus Trueblood 15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry b.1836 to d.1832
Adolphus Trueblood
b.1836 to d.1832
15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
2nd Lieutenant
Gilbert B Trueblood 133rd Infantry b. 1839 d.1907
Gilbert B Trueblood
b. 1839 d.1907
133rd Infantry
Surgeon Assistant

I do know where these graves are, and I have the service records of their regiments, but I won’t take up the space here. Just so you know…I have been on the internet way too much!

My other non-sewing related goal is to edit our photos from a 2016 vacation to Hawaii.

USS Missouri Hawaii 2016
USS Missouri Hawaii 2016
USS Missouri Hawaii 2016
USS Missouri Hawaii 2016

Little by little.

Keeping on.

How about you? Making progress with the non-sewing related goals?

Carry On!

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal January 2022 Update

In this post, I stated a goal that I want to achieve this year; a goal that has nothing to do with sewing or embroidery.

I shared that I intend to organize hundreds of Hawaii vacation photos from 2016 and make a memory photo book.

Progress is slow; I sort through a few at a time, and they need editing. It is okay to be slow…I am moving the project forward.

Hawaii 2016 Luau

In the comments, some of you also said that you had non-sewing/embroidery goals.

Are you moving forward with your goals; even if it is slow?

Tell me your progress in the comment section. I really do enjoy hearing from you!

Carry On!

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal January 2022

Other than sewing related goals, I do have another type of goal for this month.

In 2016, my husband and I, our children and grandchildren took a fantastic trip to Oahu, Hawaii.

Waikiki Beach Oahu 2016

I want to organize those hundreds of photos that we all took and shared with each other.

With the help of Snapfish, or Shutterfly, I want to create a memory photo book from favorite photos.

Polynesian Cultural Center Oahu 2016

Anyone else as slow as I am at organizing?

In the comments, tell me what non-sewing related goal you have set for yourself (if any).

Carry On!


I did not finish all that was on my Focus 2020 creative list, but that is okay.  There is no rush; no race.  This list is for personal enjoyment, not a must do, honey-do, get it done errands list.

What doesn’t get done can be carried over or not ever done.  It is okay.

Focus 2020

My favorite completions from the 2020 list:


Candace’s Cherry Pie

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Let’s Sew Quilt Along

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

These projects, and other finishes, can be found by clicking on the Galleries tab on the header, or click here.

2021 is a very welcome new year, and time to update those creative goals.

I have carried over some, and I have added some.  

I always reserve the option to revamp at any time during the year if I want.  I might change my mind at some point.  I might see ‘squirrels’ that lead me in another direction.

It is okay.  It is my list after all.

Focus 2021

I want to play more with embroidery.  I use to do a lot of it, and it is time to bring it back.

So I pulled out two challenging projects that I have had in my stash for some time.

Fall Moon

Fall Moon

I am not an advanced embroiderer.  Not even close!

These may qualify for the ‘what was I thinking’ category!

Times and Seasons

I also want to continue to enjoy, learn and practice photography.  It is a wonderful creative outlet for me…something that takes me outside to experience God’s creations!

Whatever your creative goals are, may you experience a fantastic new year in 2021!