Plans, Projects, and Resolutions
I love to plan. I probably have more fun planning than other people do actually doing things. I can’t think without making a list.
So here are a few of my plans for 2013.
I have always wanted to create an artist’s journal, and sometimes I even complete a few pages, but I have never established the habit. This year I am going to follow along with the exercises on Chris Carter’s wonderful blog. The first step is to carry a sketchbook with me, even around the house, and I have one ready to go. I am going to try to draw one day a week, at least.
I am going to join Lucie the Happy Quilter in Use Up Your Scraps Month. Here are my bins and bags full of already-cut pieces and scraps.
These are not quilt pieces that are nicely sorted in color-coded bins, patiently waiting for their projects to get onto the runway. No, these are the scraps on standby, and they are getting sick of this terminal. It is time for some of them to get to their final destination.
Also, I am going to finally watch the quilting videos I have. (I don’t have that many, but I have had them for 2 or 3 years and never even looked at them.) And then I will try some of those new techniques. Let’s say one new technique per month, at least, even if it’s just a sample.
If I get through the quilting videos, maybe I will start working through some of my textile and art books too!
Your videos might be a good source for Using up Your Stash. I can’t wait to see what scrappy projects you’ll make. Enjoy the journey.
I just hope I don’t get so sidetracked by all the good ideas in the videos, that I don’t get anything accomplished! 🙂
OMG I have this syndrome as well. Planning really, really isn’t a good thing for a busy head like mine, I want to do it all but by the time I’m done exploring (never), it’s time for bed. I know they say lists help you organize, but I discovered they just made me feel guilty.
I put things I want to do on the list with things I have to do. That way, no matter which category I achieve, I feel very virtuous. And if I do something that wasn’t on the list, I have been known to add it to the list afterward just to cross it off!
For me, just writing it down helps me quiet the nagging chatter in my head so I can focus better. But if they don’t work for you, I wouldn’t be concerned. You get plenty done!
I love the new year…always a fresh start! I may have to look at some of my videos also. Good luck with your resolutions!
Thanks – you’ll notice I didn’t put Grandmother’s Choice down in my resolutions!! Although if I ever get around to it, your helpful hints will be lifesavers!
I had a stash of fabric for years. It just kept growinng along wiaiting to be used in all of the good ideas I had for them. I finally found a good use for them. I gave them to my daughter.:)
Yeah, little did I know what you were getting me into. So glad I helped you out that way!
Seriously, while I would not have picked all the same fabrics you did, those fabrics from years ago are so well woven compared to a lot of what is available now, that they really give stability to any project and I value them all!
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Fabulous plans, you have inspired me to write my own list but I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to post it.
You’ll notice my list is very short – I have a lot more hopes and plans that I purposely did not post! 🙂