In my professional/academic life 2013 was a relentless year of racing to meet deadlines, so I'm aiming for a more gently-paced year ahead. I want to enjoy the time I make to craft not feel irritated that I can't get things finished or feel like I am rushing all the time. I sat down yesterday, the first day of the year, with my little quilting notebook and made a short list of things I plan to work on over the next wee while. Not a deadline in sight :-)
I am determined to try and get over my ridiculous
I've only got a couple more blocks to complete phase one of my scrappy Stardust quilt. I have also diligently basted my Miami Vice quilt top so that I can ease into quilting with some trusty old straight lines :-)
I have one longer project planned for the year. I'm launching into scrappy boots'n'all with Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Wife. I think I will aim to do a couple of blocks each month over the year. I'm not confident in my ability to get the scrap look working so I predict I will either love this quilt when it is done or completely loathe it. There will be no middle ground! Let me know if you are tempted to try this quilt too - we can form some sort of support group (how many glasses of wine make your completed blocks look better, that sort of thing).
Yup, I'm feeling pretty happy with my little list, it is nice to start the year with some manageable projects. As always, I'm looking forward to seeing your new projects too!