Every year starts the same. We all watch the ball drop, drink a bit too, sleep in the next morning then wake up, rush to find pen and paper and write down a bunch of “new year resolutions” that we will probably only keep for about 3 weeks.
So no, I’m not making any new year resolutions this year but I am setting some simple goals for myself. On the personal level, there are many and I”m sure very similar to a few some of you have made, relating to husband, children, family, friends, self. On the creative level, I’ve got just a few…
1. Get my sewing room organized. Every year as the holiday season winds down, I get a certain look in eye that my husband recognizes as “I’m so over Christmas”. By January 1st I’m all but ripping down decorations and getting my house back to its origional state. And I can’t seem to do anything else until that task is complete. The same applies here. I want to sew like crazy but can’t even decide what to do first because my stash is a mess.
2. Work on no more than 2 projects at a time. That was always my knitting rule and I stuck with it for years (to some degree). I can feel over whelmed very easily or rather I can feel like I”m not getting anything finished. But when I have just one or two things going I tend to finish so I can start something else. Have one portable and one stay home project.
3. Set up a sewing space that I don’t have to get up from to reach anything. I want to be able to cut fabric, sew at the machine and iron all without needing to get up. ( I realize there are exceptions to this.)
4. Sort out my stash. I saw these on Pinterest a while ago and debated and debated ordering them. I measured my space and the realized that the original sizes would not work for me. But a few days before the new year I took another “stroll” by the site and there was a new size now available. I measured, ordered a few to test them out and BINGO!!! Mini bolts of fabric. Who can’t appreciate the beauty? You have no idea how happy it makes me to just look at these.
5. Try to blog more frequently and don’t worry if I don’t. I’m always so torn between doing and talking about what I’m doing. Goal…find a middle ground. I wonder how some bloggers out there do it? I read profiles all the time about moms with multiple kids, jobs and what sounds like full lives who have these beautiful blogs FULL to the rafters with completed project after completed project and I turn greeen..How the heck do they do it?
5a. Cut back on the things (Pinterest & Twitter) in my life that eat away my time and so I can use that time to create…
Here’s a bit more on the organizing front…Made by my loving hubby (have I showed you this already? Forgive me if I have but I love it so much I have to talk about it)
6. KNIT MORE. I miss it!
7. This one is the most important…
I saw this on Pinterest (see what I mean. I should have been sewing or knitting) this morning and thought…PERFECT!!! There is my new mantra! Which I will try to apply to ALL areas of my life.
After reading that I swear, I felt set free, because I had just been looking at a bunch of blogs, wishing mine humble little “place in cyberspace” could be so pretty, so well laid out, so fancy. You know what? It’s just fine…
So all that said…It’s time for me to sew and knit and create….