Good Afternoon 2014!
Yesterday was all about relaxing with a wonderful book (Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae) and chocolates.
Today is all about fresh start and clean beginnings.
I cleaned off my countertops and threw away a terrible amount of stuff that had been collecting.
I also did a major tidy on my blog. I love Christmas, the holidays, everything about it all. But come January I need it all cleaned up. I need to be able to breathe and enjoy what little sunlight we get this time of year. I hope you like the changes I made.
I was thinking last night of words that I would strive to embrace this year. I came up with a few, there is no way I could narrow it to just one.
Simplify. I have too much. I don't need it. Someone else may. So good hard look time at what I have that is just taking up space.
This includes my stitching and quilting.
In my stitching life, I know I only have limited time to stitch. Basically the half hour before bed when I throw a show on the DVD and do a little hand stitching to calm myself until my eyes grow tired. I have been gifted some amazing things, including a Christmas sampler that I have been wanting to do for a long time, Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. I will be working on that at some point this year, along with a Mirabilia piece call The Kiss that I am finishing up for someone who can't finish it herself. I really need to go through my stitching stuff and purge what I know is no longer my style or something that I no longer have a desire to stitch.
In my quilting life, I have way too many unfinished projects. Lots of quilt tops waiting for backing fabric so can quilt them. Several with backs that I need to quilt. And just a lot of stuff that is various piecing stages. What is wrong with me? Quilt class signups start soon (I think Jan. 11th). I just can't justify any more classes until I get a handle on my sewing. I will however sign up for the retreat in February, maybe that will get some stuff done! Speaking of justifying, I have discovered I have way too much fabric sitting in bins. I have 3 bins of fabric with no purpose. So once I get a handle on the other I will use this fabric. No other purchases until then!!!!
Back to my words, Grateful and Cherish.
I am grateful for family and friends and I will cherish our time together. This includes all of you!!! I have met some lovely people through my blog and the blogs out there. People I would never meet otherwise. Thanks for being there!!!!
Ok, back to cleaning!!!! Have a good one!