Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve

Happy New Year everyone! It was so neat to see all the Australian blogs celebrating last night.

As the new year approaches, one can't help but think of New Year's Resolutions. I was no different earlier this week.

2011:  I usually make 10 resolutions, and if I keep more than 3 during the whole year, I feel like I've accomplished something.  There were a few resolutions from 2011 that quilting has helped me keep, and one that I failed miserably.  I resolved to make new friends - I have made a few new friends with quilting this year, and this blog is helping me make more.  I also resolved to "find time for me".  As the mom of 3 kids under 6, my life is more about them right now than me, and that's ok, but...I still need some time for myself.  Under the premise of getting my money's worth out of my new sewing machine, I have managed to sneak off after bedtime and put in some sewing time here and there.  Unfortunately, my resolution to reduce clutter has failed miserably.  Not only have I managed to add to my fabric stash, but I've also managed to collect a few books, and notions, etc.  While I try to keep them all in "my studio" area (aka, the garage), these things are taking up space that would otherwise store other items.  I am sure I am not alone.

2012: This year I am determined to challenge myself. I hope to find more time to sew, run, and golf. I would also like to break a bad habit of mine - getting partially done with something, then putting it aside for who knows how long. I'm sure I am not alone in this "finish what I start" wish. I also want to challenge myself by doing an art quilt of some sort. And, then there's that lingering clutter to tackle...

I usually finalize my list sometime on New Year's Day.


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