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Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Resolutions

I'm not one to make personal New Year's Resolutions but I try to "improve" my daily life and reflect on things that I should do.  It seems after the holiday I get into a cleaning mood.  Things need to get cleaned that I've apparently put blinders on during the year. 

This year I'm going to try to get to my DEEP housecleaning but I'm going to go about it a little different. I usually just jump in and try to get the whole house done in a week.  I'm thinking that if I take a room a week and deep clean, I won't get overwhelmed and maybe I won't hurt myself.  Also I will have time for my daily cleaning of the rest of the house and a little sewing time in there too.

This year I'm going to try to make a few "Resolutions" for my sewing too.
                I am not a fan of sewing quilts but I seem to always have great results.  So I'm going to try to quilt just a little more.  Maybe try a few new blocks, make a quilt here or there and learn something new in the meantime.
 I am going to try to get out of my comfort zone to not sew my favorites ALL the time.  I will try a new pattern, use some new fabrics and try new techniques.

               I want to try to sew slower, be a little more accurate, taking my time and enjoying the process. 

I hope that everyone has a Happy New Year and Happy Sewing!

Until next time...................




  1. I wish you success Bonnie! I try to get some extra inside work done the next two months before the livestock and garden work take over on our farm. Usually the week after Christmas I go through everyone's drawers and closets and sort it all, it is a great feeling when it is done! As for sewing, I need to make a list of what I need to sew, otherwise I get sidetracked to something else to try.

  2. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. It's nice in knowing there are others that do New Year's cleaning like I do! I always get sidetracked, sometimes it's hard to stay focused when there is so many great things to sew up!