Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Resolved to Sew 2012
I don't really make many resolutions, but I have been thinking quite a lot about what I want to do this year.
Firstly, I really need to finish some of the things I started last year in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I hate having unfinished projects, they stop me thinking creatively about what I want to do next. So, they have to go.
Secondly, I want to do more with designing my own quilts, rather than using published patterns. I've got lots of ideas swimming about in my head, but the UFOs are slowing me down as is a lack of confidence. Because I'm not certain about my ability to work out a design for myself I keep falling back on some of the wonderful patterns designed by other people.
I may not have mentioned that I've started a City and Guilds course in Patchwork and Quilting, which I'm very much enjoying. So I need to keep on top of the work I'm doing there, and get on with the assignments.
And finally, though it's nothing to do with sewing, I want to do more writing. Last year I did a short course with the Open University on Creative Writing, something I haven't done since I was at school, and discovered that I really enjoy writing short stories. I've joined a local writing group now and had one story accepted for a local free magazine, so I hope to do more.