Very Berry Handmade is hosting a giveaway, with a prompt that asks us to tell our 2012 Sewing Resolutions.
And here they are --
Last year, I hadn't sewn hardly a thing that we kept. Thankfully, I managed to turn that around last year, despite being less productive* than I was the year before (go figure huh?)
*this is referring to quilts; I was re-productive in other ways
The bottom two quilts were the only ones in the pile made prior to last year, and I have since added a quilt for myself, two for Scarlet, a big boy quilt for Steiger, and another for Daddy. My next goal is to get a quilt for our bed (the only time I don't love having a King-sized bed). ;)
Which leads me to my next two sewing resolutions...
The quilt top pictured behind/above that stack will go on our bed (only needs borders and backing), and will also be my first pattern. I'm making the cover pattern in Rouenneries Deux, and have all the blocks nearly ready to sew together in rows. I'm calling it "French Kisses." Just because.
Designs have literally been popping in to my head while I nurse Scarlet in the wee hours of the morning. I just need to learn how to use EQ more effectively, or some kind of drawing/diagramming program.
With all these new ideas forming though, I also resolve my "bucket list."
You see those smaller buckets on that shelf...
Yep, those are my bucket projects. They are in various stages of piecing, and though they might not speak to me the same way they did before, I am resolved to finish up one a month. Or at least that's my goal.
and this one:
I am also resolved to start a little garment sewing. I changed my mind a little on my fabric choices for Scarlet's "Baby in the Hood" jacket... these will be even better. I do want to make a practice version so I can see what size I need though...
With all these plans, perhaps at least part of this post should be called Resolved (not) to Sew 2012...
The truth is, I have these two little creatures, one of whom calls me "Mom," and the other one who believes that 9 pm is time for a cat-nap, and not time to go to bed for the night. Scarlet's sleep is dramatically improving, but still, babies don't always keep schedules, and two-year olds don't always want to nap.
I need to remember that.
I think my husband would also like it if I didn't let the laundry pile grow too high. Or I fed him... at least most of the time.
*sigh* Sometimes it's hard to let go of all the projects I want to get done.
But I do need to remember to.
(Oh, and as far as the giveaway goes -- The Sumersault is pretty cute... but so is the rest of it... and as you can see, I don't need new fabric)