Last year I wrote about my goals for 2012 and my word was Balance. I wanted to find balance between the Mom/Wife me and the "leave me alone I'm sewing" me. I wanted to find balance between quick finishes and big projects. I wanted to find balance between stretching my skills and getting projects started and finished.
I'd say I'm still working on those goals. Balance is a hard thing for me. My scale is usually tipped one way or the other and it's something I need to continue to work on.
I made collages of my finished projects this year. I say collages because I figured I'd make one and be done. But picmonkey will only let you add 40 items and I had way more than that! I was pleasantly surprised. Now--most (like 95%) of these finishes were bee blocks (in fact I had more than 40 of those alone!) and only a handful of big quilt finishes, but I was surprised to look back and see how many clothing items I sewed or knitted this year. Wow!
Bee Blocks completed for NuBees, Modern Bee Block Swap and Empower Group of do. Good Stitches
Clothing and Accessory Finishes:
Big Quilt Finishes (fronts and exciting backs):
As I look forward to 2013, I want to continue to find balance. I want to clear out my WIP basket and find new ways to express myself. I want to see more finishes, but also more starts. I want to not lose momentum on projects so they don't become WIPs in the first place.
So, I think I'll stick with Balance as my Goal Word but I want to add More to it. I want to find ways to push myself in trying new things, in finding my own style and in creating more. I want to let fear and procrastination go and find ways to do more.
What are you looking to acheive in 2013?
p.s. I forgot to add my last finishes for 2012 to my mosaics, so I'll post those soon...like tomorrow?!?!
p.p.s. I'm linking up with Craft Buds and their review and resolution party!