I only made one New Year’s resolution: TO SEW DOWN MY STASH, implicit in that is to knit/crochet down my yarn stash, and wire up my bead stash as well. I’m not saying that I can’t buy anything, but everything I want to make with the exception of silver jewellery could quite probably come out of my embarrassingly large piles of raw materials.
In no particular order, these are *Things I Want To Accomplish*, I’ll say this year, but really, these are jut things I want to get done, or made. Some of them are more urgent than others, but I need to make a list of sorts. It’s a start, right?
I need to finish my niece’s birthday present and send it off.
I need to complete said niece’s graduation present and try and get it to her on time, unlike her birthday present (she turned 18 on 7 January).
Make Lisa’s socks – hurrah, cast them on today!
Make Thomas a new dressing gown
Finish Nico’s trousers
Make Thomas’s “birthday” shorts
Convert 2 pairs of twill trousers to skirts (already unpicked and the godets cut out, what is my excuse?)
Hem my black dress (I do need help to mark the hem, I should ask for it!)
Get my visa situation sorted out! Honestly, 6 1/2 *years* is long enough to just be a dependent!
Make time for exercise so that this repaired and cleaned up hip stays healthy.
Start teaching knitting, crochet & jewellery making as well as sewing.
Look into better marketing options for my teaching.
Finish Bill’s pullover.
Finish my snow white!
Work on making my website better reflect who I am and what I do, it needs a gallery of my work. Also shopping cart?
Organise my studio. Lisa has offered to advise me, I’d be an idiot to not take her up on that.
Make myself some tights. Really, what’s not to love?
Finish Starry Path
Make my lovely green/black fabric into a shirt. (I’ve only had the fabric 15 years or so!)
Finish the log cabin raffle quilt for the back of the sofa.
Cover the two footstools, either with Debby’s cathedral window, or more log cabin blocks.
make the cat cushion for my yellow chair!
Make the bunting for my studio!
Finish cataloguing my sewing patterns.
Post my photos from the Quilts exhibition America Museum in Bath.
Blog about my projects as soon as they are finished, take part in some blogging collaborations.
Oh to hell with it. I resolve to be happy & creative!