I’m not really much of a “resolutions” kind of girl. And this year, in particular, my resolutions are less of the “I will” type than of the “I won’t” type. My quilt group has started a “UFO to CEO” program to help finish projects. There are Bees galore, swaps, retreats, and blog hops.
And me? I’m going to pare things back. I find that I have a bit of a tendency to overestimate how much free time I’m going to have. And then, how much energy I’m going to have to do anything with it. New things have happened in the last few months: We added a puppy to the family, my associate quit meaning my day job is more demanding, and we’ve decided to build a house. This has added up to my failing to honor some of the commitments I’d made.
As much as I would normally tend to be Tiana about all this:
I think rather than trying to “dig a little deeper” and grind my way through it, the right answer is – commit less and work on doing a few things for me.
Now, I’m going to post the rest of the sketchbook cover soon. (editing the post is in progress). And then?
I’m going to refocus on my Farmer’s Wife 1930’s quilt.
I WILL be finishing up some UFOs. And hopefully working on my FMQ. I have some Bee blocks to make INTO quilts. You’ll get to see all that.
I do still intend to work on the whole “surface pattern design” thing. Though I’m finding I may need to outsource actual sewing if I end up having to work under those sorts of deadlines. Which means asking for help. Something I’m not very good at.
What else will there be? Occasional kid updates are likely. Recipes.
More puppy photos? Sure.
And, since it’s going to eat a lot of my life, and maybe drive me insane – updates on the new house. So far, we’re down to negotiating for the property
Maybe you all can help with some of the design choices. Should I campaign for a built-in linen press with glass doors for my quilts?
I hope everybody will stick around.