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Thread: My new New Year's Resolution

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    Okay,
    So every month I will make a gift for someone out of my stash and give it to them right when it's done instead of waiting for a birthday or holiday. Of course, I can plan on certain projects for upcoming birthdays if I wish.
    This will help me start to use what I've already invested in. And, at this time of year, by the time I get motivated to make Christmas gifts, it's too late to get them finished in time.
    I think I'll have to come up with something catchy to include referring to my New Year's Resolution when I pass the gift along.
    What do you think?
    lots2do

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    What ever works! Mine is to try to take a couple hours to actually clean the house! I wake up each day with good intentions, but my intentions are always sabotaged by either my computer (like for the past 2 hours!) or my sewing machine!

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    its not Christmas
    nor is it your birthday
    I was thinking of you
    as I do each day

    I found this fabric
    and without delay
    I made you this gift
    you can open today

    who needs a reason
    I just want to say
    enjoy this gift
    on this un-holiday

    :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    its not Christmas
    nor is it your birthday
    I was thinking of you
    as I do each day

    I found this fabric
    and without delay
    I made you this gift
    you can open today

    who needs a reason
    I just want to say
    enjoy this gift
    on this un-holiday

    :D:D:D
    Amma,
    I love this poem. Can I use it too?

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    amma!!! that's a Great one! clever!

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    Wow! That's perfect!
    Thank you,
    lots2do

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    Amma, I love your little poem!!!!

    Can I use it to give a gift too?
    Did you write it? I need to give credit to someone if I do use it!!

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    That's a super idea for the poem.

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    LOL you can use it, no credit needed :D:D:D

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    I think you'll get lots done that way! :-) Hope it works for you!
    The most successful "stash of UFO's" buster I had was the year we moved, when I packed a box of 12 "do it or dump it" UFO's and managed to stick to that rule for the next 12 months. (It hasn't worked since!)
    2011 - hmm... 11 projects? Or think binary -- that's just 3 UFO's. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Great idea! Perfect poem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    its not Christmas
    nor is it your birthday
    I was thinking of you
    as I do each day

    I found this fabric
    and without delay
    I made you this gift
    you can open today

    who needs a reason
    I just want to say
    enjoy this gift
    on this un-holiday

    :D:D:D
    That is just so cute! I might have to copy that one too, I have taken to giving "just because" gifts instead of a panic/uproar at Xmas and birthdays, sure is a lot less stress and the family/friends say they get more spoiled since I "quit" Xmas and birthdays and did the "just because"

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    Cute !

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    Amma, I love that poem. My sister and I don't exchange gifts, but I saw a panal I had to put in a quilt for her. I also included a few surprises. She got it yesterday and was totally touched. Her facebook thank you this morning made me cry. Sounds like a great resolution to me.

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    My New Years Resolution is "Not to make New Years Resolutions"- Seriously, I'd just break them anyway, so I guess my solution is right for me. No stressing out that way. grin

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    Resolutions don't work for me, generally, either. But I thought that this would be one I'd want to do instead of a chore. All of these block of the months, why not a gift of the month? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    What ever works! Mine is to try to take a couple hours to actually clean the house! I wake up each day with good intentions, but my intentions are always sabotaged by either my computer (like for the past 2 hours!) or my sewing machine!
    You sound like me!!! But only 2 hours? I am so ashamed!!!(NOT) I enjoy my sewing and computer time.!

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    Mine is to first, swap rooms for my sewing and bedroom so I can fit my new table that I got for my b-day. Then to finish my UFO's and to promise to complete one before starting a new one. And for the next quilt I make to be for DH.

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    Amma, Thanks for the poem. I usually do give things away when they are done instead of waiting and this is the perfect poem to add. Last year I planned to clean up my UFO's and they are still here. I just moved and am totally blown away by everything I have so hopefully I'll finish the UFO's and work on my stash.

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    I like making quilts not as gifts for a particular event, but for people who 'need' them at a particular time. Someone who's going through a rough patch, taking care of a dying parent, struggling with cancer, in need of a virtual hug and a beautiful, comforting, warming reminder that they are loved! I like your resolution.

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    Sounds like me :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Thanks for the poem, Amma. Love it! I, too, do not have time to make all the gifts by the time I get the inspiration of what I want to make. I don't usually make new year's resolutions, but this year I am making one to make a gift a month for Christmas. Actually, I will have to make more than that. I have 10 grandkids and their parents to sew for. I want to make the guys flannel shirts for next year. Good luck to us all! :lol:

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    AMMA - that's for the poem - you're so talented.

    QUILTING CAT - 11 projects for 2011 sounds like a reasonable challenge - I'll have to make my list and post it on my signature line somehow so I can see it and get off the computer and sew!

    JILL - sometimes we have to PARENT OURSELVES and not do our fun hobbies (like playing outside when we were kids) until our work (our bedrooms when we were kids) is completed. Seriously! I have to do that sometimes. It even makes me work quicker! Try it! Perfectionism wains when you're in a hurry! :) For me, that's a good thing!

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    LOL I use to make New Year's resolutions 'to not start any new projects' until I got some of my WIP's done. I did this for several years, promising to work on my WIP's & never did. I finally got frustrated & my next resolution was "to work on anything new that tickled my fancy & create as much havoc as I could in my sewing room" That one worked for me!

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    Amma, you are too clever.

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