This is one of those posts that I have been meaning to write for awhile. But here it is, February 3rd already, and I'm just getting around to it. I'm not quite sure where January went!
I love setting a couple goals for myself each year. These generally are projects I hope to accomplish. I try to be reasonable and only set a few goals that I think are achievable, and this year I have two.
In terms of sewing, I'd really like to make a Single Girl quilt. I bought this pattern by Denyse Schmidt early on last year, and other than pulling it out to look at it a couple times, I haven't done anything with it yet. I have pieced several different blocks with curves over the years, but never an entire quilt. Am I a little intimidated by this pattern? Oh yeah. Apparently I'm not the only one. There is a new group formed by a few of my sewing buds called the Single Girl Support Group. Starting this month, we are going to make this pattern together, whether it is a pillow or a full out, king sized quilt. I am hoping for a twin, but if I really love it, maybe a larger one for my bed. I have yet to decide on fabrics, but I'm leaning towards scrappy with some type of gray background. Seeing that it is already February, I guess I should decide soon, right? Who knows, I may like sewing curves so much, I may even tackle a pickledish/double wedding ring! Make sure you check out the support group if you are interested in joining us. Are any of you participating? This is my first quilt-along, and I am rather excited.
Goal number two for 2011 is to keep a journal. I was one of those kids growing up that loved writing in my little diary everyday. This lasted well through college, and my little notebooks went with me everywhere. Before my husband and I were married, we kept a joint one. We were in the midst of a long distance relationship (I was teaching, he was several states away in chiropractic school) and we took turns keeping the journal and writing to each other about our everyday life. It was a really special way to keep each other updated daily when we couldn't be together. Since having children, journaling is one those things that has taken a backseat.