2012. You were not bad, I have to say it was a tough year for me, but a good one. Let's focus on the positives.
I learned to quilt in 2012. Major bonus points.
I started this blog on the tail end of the year.
I made a major commitment to my physical fitness.
I found some new, dear friends who already feel like they have been in my life forever.
I made lots of pretty things.
This post is not really about 2012. I want to talk about 2013. I want to write down some resolutions.
You know they say if you write it down it becomes more real (I just made that I up, I think).
List of 2013:
1. Do not injure myself with my sewing machine, rotary cutter, iron, seam ripper, etc. See this story. These are serious power tools. For real.
2. Finish works in progress.
This started as mini-quilt and it grew larger. I am going to keep adding fabric to it until it looks less like a cult flag. Flawed premise? possibly. Improvisation practice? yes.
3. Work hard to fulfill commitments I have made. I have joined two bees for 2013. I have never done a bee before, but I am ready and excited. I can not wait to start the fun and get to know the ladies I will be working with. I am worried that I will be traveling for work and I will get lazy. I need to manage my time and make these bees a priority. I was always good at turning in homework on time. This is homework (fun homework).
4. Seriously learn paper piecing. My husband gave me a membership the the Lucky Stars BOM club from Don't Call Me Betsey. I have already made my practice block. I am so excited for the next one and I can not wait to put together a star quilt next December.
5. Get over my shyness and get out there to meet other quilters (both on the internet and in "real life"). I am kind of shy, which is why I have not gone to any Triangle Modern Quilt Guild meetings (what are you waiting for Sarah, an engraved invitation?). I did sign up for these bees, I am trying to not be a blog lurker, and I am trying to get with the flickr and instagram worlds (follow me on instagram at stitchingandbacon and flickr at lowry.sarahm). I signed up for Sew South (so excited). Are you going?
Resolution. Go to a Triangle Modern Quilt Guild meeting. They seem like good people. They meet down the road from me (at my lqs, embarrassing, I know). Resolution II. don't. be. awkward.
I know that the internet world and the in person worlds of quilting are wonderful and have a lot to offer. I have learned that from starting this blog. Everyone out there is so wonderful, yes I am talking you.
Thanks for reading this friends.
Welcome 2013. It's nice to see you, your hair looks great. Are those new shoes?