Hello! How is January treating you so far? I love the start of a new year, full of plans and promise.
I'm not a New Years Resolution maker..........mainly because I can never keep them. I do like the idea of "Goal Setting" though. I've been making a list of things I want to achieve for the year - of which I will share soon, but the one that is at the very top of my list is to SEW.
I completed Sew School Online last year and also had sewing lessons locally and learnt to quilt. But I didn't complete any sewing projects last year. I baked, cooked and gardened my heart out, but no time was made for sitting at my machine. That is why I find blog swaps great, especially if a handmade item needs to be included. Sometimes a gal needs a deadline.
I have fat quarters and off cuts of retro sheets that I want to turn into my very first quilt. There are a few online projects that I have bookmarked, and a Cath Kidston book full of sewing ideas to try.
So when Karen from My Handmade Adventure blogged about her Handmade Challenge I decided that this would be perfect for me. I need a bit of motivation. And it is not difficult - 12 items by the 31st of December 2015. You can bake, knit, sew, photograph, draw or build - as long as it's handmade. I have decided to make mine a Sewing Challenge and will share my progress with you as I go. My main project will be my quilt with smaller sewing goals along the way. It will be great to put my new found skills to the test.
So join in if you wish - and we can cheer each other along as we go. I may even get the courage up to make an item of clothing! Baby steps first I think?! ( And I will NOT make one item in January and then rush to finish the final eleven in December...note to self).
Are you a resolution maker / goal setter?
Will you join in with the Handmade Challenge?