I don’t tend to make new year’s resolutions. The reason for this is that I am contrary enough to break them, usually within hours, which then leaves me feeling, well, a bit rubbish.
This year is different.
It started last year, when I signed up for a Contemporary Patchwork class. I did patchwork as a child, the fiddly English kind, with papers. And I did sewing. On a machine and everything. But that was when I lived with my parents and at the time there was not a lot else to do of an evening, apart from watch telly.
I grew up, moved out and acquired a social life. My time and enthusiasm became directed – ahem – elsewhere.
Fast forward to last year. Ogling fabric and looking excitedly at stuff on t’interweb had gradually morphed in my head into “I could make that!”
Except that when it came down to it, procrastination (and its evil twin, self-doubt) meant that I couldn’t. Or rather, didn’t. I needed kicking into gear.
In my class, the rotary cutter and I were introduced. We got along famously. Hallelujah, I was sewing again.
So, the resolution. This year I will sew. Instead of excuses, I will make nice things (well, things I think are nice, anyway). I will finish projects (instead of creating a project graveyard in the cupboard). I will put what I make out there and see what comes back (instead of being too embarrassed to show anyone).
I’m thinking I might finally have found a resolution I can keep.
If you feel the same, have a look at Very Berry Handmade’s giveaway, and if you like, tell them about it. You might even win a prize.