Though I haven’t posted any new picture of what I’ve been crafting – December has been a very fun, craft filled month! I almost finished two quilts, started a third, made several cards, started a calendar project and did some embroidering. I’ll have pictures of everything coming up, I’m very excited about it all! I have a few projects started that are in various stages of complete (then again, isn’t that what crafting is all about?) and so many more ideas of what I want to do.
I wanted to set a few crafty goals for 2009. I don’t usually like to set resolutions and found that setting goals works out better. Plus more fun!
My Craft Goals for 2009
- Start a new project each month – I may not finish a quilt if I get it started, but at least it is started!
- Refresh my crocheting skills – I tried making a round washcloth and realize I never learned how to do round! I can make a baby blanket like a pro, but round? Nope! This is needed because Alice got the Creepy Cute Crochet book for Christmas and she can make a chain but that’s it. Someone needs to remember their skills before giving a gift, Santa.
- Take lots of pictures and print them out – photography is a craft right?
- Start the time travel scrapbook – I’ve been wanting to start this for ages – we’ve moved so many times I just need to do it already!
- Make new stockings for my family – Mom and I had talked about this in the past and I’ve been meaning to remind her. If we do a couple a month we will have them all done by Christmas! Maybe I should get rid of my stockings to motivate myself?
There will probably be more projects I am interested in or techniques I want to try – but these ones are very important to me and I want to be sure I get them started and finished.
My Grandma’s Memorial service will be this fall and I have several projects I need to work on for that. My Mom and I are making I think a dozen blankets/quilts and of course those have to be finished. I may also be making shawls, I’ll have to talk to Mom about that plan. I’ve been cutting material for the blankets but haven’t sewn anything yet.
- For Grandma’s Memorial – figure out how large the quilt will be and sew at a minimum one row a week. I’m sure I’ll sew more once I get going.
Do you have crafty goals? I’d also like to get organized but that’s an ongoing thing and sometimes can cause stress, I’m not interested in that! We will be moving again in 2009 so the organization is inevitable.