Hello and welcome :)
This week I’ve noticed that Christmas has arrived in the shops. The food shops have aisles dedicated to cards, wrapping paper and gifts and the other shops are advertising gift ideas. It certainly hit home just how fast this year is whizzing by, and with that in mind I started thinking about the New Year Ideas, Resolutions call them what you will, that I set myself back in January.
Having a Blog made it easy to remind myself of what they were;
1. Make a quilt from an original design
2. Finish my two Christmas quilts for Christmas 2014
3. Try a new to me craft
4. Sell some of my hand made items
5. Use up some of my stash.
and I was pleasantly surprised at how many I’d at least started so here’s a review :)
I’m going to claim my Daisy Chain quilt for number 1 even though it isn’t finished, and I suppose if we’re talking mini quilts I could also claim my Rose Basket and Gaggle of Geese in that category too.
I did try encaustic art as a new craft so that’s number 3.
And as I’ve already mentioned in an earlier post I’ve signed up to do a craft stall nearer Christmas so I’m getting busy making things for that – if anyone has any ideas of gifts that might be popular please let me know :)
Number 5 is covered by my EPP quilt which is mainly scraps from my stash (still plenty more of those though ;) )
That just leaves number 2, and finishing the Christmas quilts made me gulp! One of them has the pieces all neatly cut out and is patiently waiting to be sewn (and has been for well over a year now!)
and the other is sewn and layered up and ready to be quilted.
My only excuse not to quilt it is that I don’t want to mess it up by doing a bad job – am I the only one who thinks like that?
With this in mind I’ve bought myself my first Craftsy class on free motion quilting. I’m going to work my way through the ‘chapters’ and have made myself a sandwich layer ready to start practising on, so that should help to keep me busy.
Who else has New Year Resolutions to do still?
Until next time,
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