It is that time of year again – time to check in about my resolutions from last year! I am very proud to say that I completed my resolutions this year, mainly because I made them so obtainable. The word of the year was relax, remember? I had my moments of chaos, but I managed to keep it together pretty well. And there were no big events to plan this year. So let’s review the resolutions:
Make the Christmas stockings for my friend T’s family, as requested, before August.
I did finish these Christmas stockings, but in November, not August. Mailed them to her right before Thanksgiving.
Finish all random scrapbook pages that have not been finished by August.
I did catch up on my random scrapbook pages and feel good about the progress. There was a page I completed that should have been done in 2005! Now I just have a few projects from the past year that need catching up, not all kinds of random pages.
Learn how to use my spinning wheel in February.
I think I waited until May to work on this resolution, but I did learn how to use my spinning wheel! Once the holiday gift knitting began, I had to put it away. But the next step for this resolution will be in 2012.
Fill my Project Life binder with the everyday things that I never scrap.
Still going strong with Project Life. I had times where I had to play catch up, but it all worked out. Because I have only been using one page for one week (instead of two pages), I will keep going with this goal in 2012. Of course I want to fill the album!
Keep track of my quilting supplies with Stash Reports every week.
I did keep up with my Stash Reports, even though it was much more infrequent than every week. I only updated when I bought fabric or sewed with fabric. My underlying goal was to not bring in more fabric than I started with, but I went over slightly by 5 yards. Vintage sheet fat quarters sucked me in! Really glad I kept track, otherwise I would have been feeling more guilt than necessary probably. I did get a lot of sewing done this year!
Make a queen-sized quilt (or duvet cover) for my bed.
I am really proud of completing this project. I just finished it, but I did space the project out over the course of the year. This was an intense project at the end with all of the bulky pieces. But I am happy with the results and looking forward to using this on the bed. And now I never want to make another queen-sized quilt!
Use the Basic Grey fabric I have set aside to make a table runner for the front room and the matching paper to make the shadow box.
After I experimented with the Basic Grey fabric, I realized it did not match the front room very well. So I made the table runner out of the same Pure by Moda fabric that I used for the queen-sized quilt. The table runner actually sits on a dresser, so hopefully the dresser and quilt will be reunited in the same room some day. Since I steered away from the Basic Grey fabric and paper, I did not make the shadow box. But maybe I can use some leftover fabric pieces this year to make it match.
Those were the resolutions for the year! Another fun thing to think about is everything else I did throughout the year that did not even make the resolution list:
- The garden! I created my first vegetable garden in 2011.
- 12 pairs of socks in 2011 – I am shocked this was not one of my resolutions, but I stuck with it.
- Participating in Camp Loopy this summer (three projects in three months, one of them being a sweater).
- The card swap for Paper Capers – 12 different cards throughout the year.
- And the long list of gifty things I created for other people throughout the year, mainly knitting projects.
Looking forward to 2012. Have to pull together my resolution list!