Instead of New Year's resolutions
Know better than to make New Year's resolutions because I just don't keep them but do have a lot of things I'd like to accomplish this year in the sewing, quilting, crocheting, crafting areas so this is what I did. Bought a large loose, leaf notebook...if it's not attractive, embellish it (makes you want to actually open it!) Went through all my craftbooks, sewing books, quilting books, things I got from the internet, etc. took about an evening and a half) and picked out things I really wanted to do this year. Then I hunted up the patterns from my pattern stash, made copies of those things I was interested in completing this year out of my myriad of books....anyway, you get the idea ( everything I wanted to do, complete, in one book)...and every week I pick out one project and, "just DO it". It's only the 8th and so far I've made one pillowcase out of 1930's fabric and today I'm working on little valances for the window in my sewing room and the patio sliding door. And, NO STRESS! Have a week to do a project in but, if I get it done earlier and I'm feeling ambitious I can move right on to another. Works for me...maybe for you too?