Looking Ahead at 2012

Hello everyone! How is the new year going?  I had the last set of guests leave yesterday morning and was able to enjoy a relatively quiet day before getting back into the swing of things.  The extra down time has gotten me thinking about goals for 2012.  There is so much I want to do, but dreaming big isn’t going to get me where I want to be, so in order to help myself accomplish my goals, I’m not only writing them out here for accountability, but assigning specific tasks to get me there. So here I go:

1. Sew at least two pieces each week.  I always feel so overwhelmed by what I want to sew that I end up not knowing where to start.  Two coffee cuffs or a zippered pouch or two are doable, even with my limited time (SAHM to a very active two-year-old that hates to sleep doesn’t give me much time to sew).

2. Be more creative.  Last year, I had so much creativity running through me.  It’s like part of my personality was re-awakened.  I love it and I don’t want to lose that. I registered for a photography class in February, which will certainly keep me creative, but I also want to paint one painting this coming year.  Not sure what it will be or where it will go (probably my craft room), but it’s something I really want to do just to exercise a different type of creativity.

3.  Live and enjoy life more.  I tend to get stuck in ruts and not really get out and explore life.  My hubby and I sat down and created a 2012 Bucket List.  Each month, we have something we want to do – take our son to the zoo, plant a salsa garden, take a day trip, etc.  Nothing is crazy out of the ordinary.  It’s stuff that most people do, but we never seem to get around to it.

4. Make a quilt for my son.  Isn’t it sad that other than a couple of burp cloths, I haven’t made anything for him?  It’s kinda hard to do anything for boys.  And I have a ton of handmade blankets for him (I ended up with 23 receiving blankets, knitted blankets and quilts as gifts when he was born) and some of them are handmade.  But I want him to have something from me.  I recently got this quilt pattern, which I love.  I’m now trying to find fabric that won’t make me have to sell my first born (which would defeat the purpose of making him a quilt) that I like.  Why is it so hard to find fabric for boys?

Do you have goals for 2012?  I’d love to hear them!

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