Reflection and looking back at the year is probually something most of us do today.
Whats on my list of promises to myself , do you do this ?
Funny isant it really, making resolutions.... promises that sometimes are impossible to live up to.
After a difficult year I dont want to put too many demands on myself. ( famous last words ) A year that had some many wonderful private and professional highs and some very low lows.... But we get up dust ourselves off and move again.
So here I go.
: Be REALLY happy again , Im working towards that now, being grateful for every day and for a wonderful life I have been given.
: To be settled in my soul in our new home , proide a loving sanctuary for my family and friends.
: To be more loving, more kind and think of others more.
: Work with conviction, commitment,happiness and inspiration.
:Quilt quilt and quilt , fill the creative void I have felt now for a few years.
:Be fit and healthy, look after myself. Exercise daily and eat mostly whole foods.
I think all of that will keep me busy enough ,,,,( bit mushy :) )
I vow to sew every day even if its just 10 minutes , JUST DO IT.......... thats my mantra from now on. Nancy Crow told me, just get on with it . Does not matter what I sew just get on and do something and it will come .....DO THE WORK....
Last night I did an hour of blanket stitching on a border , not realising how little I needed to do , to have it finished. So 2 out of 3 borders completed. Just trimming away the stabiliser now .
I have been appliquéing this quilt for soooooo long now, Im so over it but it must be finished. Its for my sisters 60th which has now well and truly passed, lucky she is patient!!!! The quilt is a reproduction of a vintage quilt. Very classic, It will have a million hours( only joking) of trapunto and quilting. Which will be fine , I just have get on and to do it.... I want to create more contemporary work now so i just have to get this finished.
Also new quilts for my classes , this I am really looking forward to. I always panic about what Im going to do next...... but when i just get in the sewing room and actually start designing , choosing fabric etc it always comes..Not saying they all work, some good and some not so good .. but just doing is important ..... I love the designing process the best I must say.....
Packing our house is well and truly under way , Im so looking forward to the move. Setting up my sewing area and spending many enjoyable hours there. Ill keep you posted..
I look forward to 2014 . I sincerly thank you for your support , friendship and encouragement.
I wish you and your love ones a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR