Brown/Blue Spotty

29 January 2011

The first of many.......Hopefully

I decided that 2011 was the year to start my own blog! 

I find so many of your blogs inspirational, enabling, amusing and comforting.  Some days I am in awe of the sheer volume you produce, the diversity of both design and discipline and more often than not the oooohh! factor when discovering new patterns, designers or finishing techniques - so a big thank you for the pleasure you have created.

Last year was a very poor year in so many ways - many stresses got in the way not only of stitching but also the general enjoyment of life.  This year is my year to improve things where I can and get by the things I have no control over - I've started well.  Since New Year's Day I have managed to stitch, sometimes crochet (but it's probably best to gloss over this!) each and every day with only two exceptions.  On both occassions sleep was the culprit that caused my lack of progress!

I have a few plans and objectives for the year ahead which I am sure will become moveable feasts as is generally the case where craft is involved!  Here is the list (so far):
  • Stitch a birthday gift for the members of our Tuesday Group - there are 11 of us who met at classes in a LNS and have continued to meet at each others' houses since the shop closed in 2004.
  • Stitch a christmas ornament each month - I have joined http://2009christmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ to help with motivation.
  • Learn to crochet.
  • Improve my quilting.
  • Decrease the UFO's.
  • Blog regularly!
  • Not buy too much stash! ~ Deliberately small!

That's not too much to ask - is it?  I hope not.

My day has started peacefully ~ sitting with a warm drink watching the light increase and seeing the birds arrive for their morning feast.  Hopefully the frost will clear and we will see a little sunshine today.

Enjoy whatever your day brings to you. 

Kate

7 comments:

Mouse said...

love the small not buying to much stash hehehehehe . am with you on improving the quilting bit ....too much stitching going on atm to get down to some ... the sun is just peeking out here now :) good start to the blogging world, welcome :) love mouse xxxxxx

Sheilasembroidery said...

Welcome to the Blogasphere. Great to see you online

mollycaff said...

Welcome to blogging! Good luck with your plans for this year.

Christine said...

Welcome to blogging Kate!

Kate said...

Thanks for the welcome Ladies - hopefully I shall have enough to say/show to keep this going!

DJ said...

What a great start Kate! Getting started is half the battle, now the fun begins! I'm with you that last year was a year I want to forget, but this year is a fresh start and one we can look at with hope and promise...so onwards and upwards! *Hugs*

Ursh said...

Welcome to the world of blogging Kate