When I look back on this year, I have a hard time processing it all. This year we remodeled the kitchen. I could stop there and be satisfied. However, I did a lot of other things besides. Because I always see the things I haven’t managed to finish, or start, I went back and counted up the things I made this past year. Holy cow!
- 10 Quilts
- 5 Quilted Table Toppers
- 25 Pillows
- 25 Bags
- 3 Dresses
- 2 Chair Covers
- 1 Afghan
- 24 Miscellaneous crafty projects
- 10 Color Therapy Blocks
- The AMH EPP project
- The beginning of the Parson Gray EPP project
If that doesn’t put me in my place, I don’t know what will. Time to stop beating myself up about what didn’t happen and be grateful for all that did. Looking forward, I see a vast expanse of possibilities. No surprise there. But as I consider both the accomplishments and the possibilities, I become aware of how easily the possibilities fade away when I’m up to my eyeballs in projects. To bring more of the possibilities into reality, I am going to have to do better at carving out time, space and energy. (Which ultimately means saying “no” to some things–a life lesson I never seem to be done learning.)Because there are new skills to acquire, ideas to translate and lots of things to make. All of which I want to share with you here on the blog. Creative passion is contagious. If there is any one thing I want to be certain of doing in 2015, it is sharing that passion.
By the way, Stinka and Pete are giving you sneak peeks at the two lap quilts I finished this past week. As soon as I put the pattern together, I’ll have more to show you. It’s ridiculously easy to piece and just as easy to turn into a full size quilt.
In the meantime, I hope you find this time between holidays a peaceful one. Don’t beat yourself up over the things that did or didn’t happen in 2014. Look forward with hope to 2015.