My word for the year is EMBRACE.
I looked back on my quilty bucket list and sadly, I haven’t made much progress! I have a few more hexagons made for one quilt, but just fabric picked out for others. I’ve barely moved forward here. I am taking stock of what I have and what I can do to move forward. I don’t want things on a list, just waiting to be done. I’m not like that, I like to make lists and cross things off! Maybe it was also the idea of the bucket list – a far off “someday” kind of feeling.
I also took a look at my finish along for the last quarter of 2014 and realized I have not finished anything! I only had four things on the list, and I made progress on everything but no finishes. I started working on the star quilt first and I have six diamonds finished now. I also have the baby quilts basted but not quilted. And the advent calendar, I have more pieces sewn and I started quilting the main panel, but it’s not totally done yet. I am definitely EMBRACING finishing things. No more stacks of finished tops or things waiting for one more thing to be done.
Everything is tied together of course – the year of making and the EMBRACE of things and ideas. My love of making lists and crossing things off ties together well with finishing my projects. I participate in swaps and send gifts to my family. Make sure you buy the your best year workbook! Use the tools that work for you to plan your best year, full of lists you can cross things off of, and projects you will make and share with everyone.
Oh and how about some crafty resolutions! I love every single one of these. I wrote them in my bullet journal as a reminder to myself, and sure some of them I always think of, but having it written down is also nice.