After all the Christmas hoop-la it's nice to take a step back and reflect on the past year and what might happen in the year to come.
In 2013 I had to come to terms with a few sad things:
1. I no longer live in France. Sniff.
2. I no longer have as much time to sew *grumblepaidwork* *grumbleshorternaptimes*
But of course, there's always a silver lining:
1. Australia is awesome, yay!
2. Less cheese and no baguette means my ass is smaller.
3. Paid work means I can buy fabric without guilt*
This year, I have a few plans and so I'm writing them down here to try and keep myself honest and on track.
In 2014 I will be sewing:
1. Two queen-sized quilts for our bed (finally!) One will be a bit complicated, the other quite easy. I haven't decided if I will quilt them myself... am I up for the challenge?
2. A log cabin twin-sized quilt for my daughter (yellow, of course).
3. A yet-to-be-decided twin-sized quilt for our 9 yr old son.
4. A big ol' picnic rug-type quilt
5. At least two tops or dresses or something for me to wear.
The first queen-sized quilt underway
I will also be attempting to:
1. Free motion quilt one of the above projects.
2. Paper-piece something. Anything. I'm yet to decide.
3. Sort out this blog's design (bit of mess at the moment, sorry).
4. Write up a pattern for sale.
5. Perhaps start a newsletter.
Speaking of the blog, I know many of you enjoyed the travel posts I would put together on France, but I'm not sure if you're as interested in Australia. Here's your chance to have your say in the poll over in the right-hand sidebar. Or feel free to leave a comment.
But now, on to more pressing matters: The Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year - Radiant Orchid.
How are we feeling about this?
Source: Pantone website
I have to admit I'm feeling a little disappointed because I'm not a purple person (literally or figuratively). I was hoping one of the blues would be chosen. Maybe by the end of the year I'll be feeling the love.
Right, back to the sewing I go.
I hope 2014 has started off on the right foot for you all. Have you made your own 'to do' list? Have you made it public?
Until next time, may you all have plenty of sewing time and may your bobbins never run out mid-seam!
* Guilt-free fabric shopping? Not really. Like many of you, (I see you there, trying to close your cupboards without me noticing) I have a healthy sized stash that could do with some thinning out.
Therefore: I will try to make all of the projects on my 2014 list from fabrics already in my possession.
Yeah, who am I kidding?