You know that awkward communication when you haven't been in touch for a while? You know, the one where you have soooooo much to say, but don't know what to start with or how much to say. Well, this is that post.
It is amazing how quickly the last few months slipped away, but the sewing has been slow. Only a couple garments, some quick little projects for a friend, and a little knitting and crocheting for Christmas gifts.
Remarkably, I have been able to stay on the Ready-to-Wear Fast. I was actually willing to break it at Thanksgiving. I had taken my boys to find something presentable to wear with a houseful of relatives that we just don't see often enough. In fact, I actually looked and looked for something, anything new that I could wear for Thanksgiving. No luck. I couldn't find anything that I thought was worth
spending any amount of money on. The boys almost didn't get anything either. This ready-to-wear fast has made me picky about the quality and fit of clothing that I am willing to purchase--for myself and for others.
There are many half-written posts and notes to catch-up on. I have a couple of items from Ottobre Autumn/Winter 2014, a couple pairs of socks that I knit as gifts, a bunch of dish cloths that I knit and crocheted, and of course some hats. I also made some nursing pads for a friend. These are all partially written posts that I am promising to finish and post. Except, I didn't take pictures of the knitting! I may recruit the recipients for some photos.
I have a couple of how-to posts. I managed to mess up the knives on my serger. I think it was time to replace them, but I used it anyway and bent both my upper and lower loopers. I have all of the parts and Mr.Toad has a GoPro camera that I plan to use to record the repair and cleaning. I have a few other video ideas, too.
My plans for the new year are basically to create a better schedule. I miss and need my sewing and blogging time. The transition to homeschooling has been overwhelming. As much as I miss my sewing time, I feel that this is the best thing I have done for our youngest children.
While we were transitioning to homeschooling, our adult daughter moved back home, again. Most of my supplies are packed and being stored in my former sewing room, which is now her room. Getting to my sewing supplies is difficult because I want to respect her privacy as an adult, but then again--I WANT MY STUFF!
Since every new year requires a few resolutions, I have thought about my last year and what I want the 2014 to look like.
Here are my sewing and blogging resolutions for 2015:
- Create a workable schedule that lets me sew and blog regularly. Once a week or more would be ideal.
- Catch-up and post my unfinished posts.
- Continue my ready-to-wear fast.
- Finish a couple of the projects that are still partially finished.
- Most importantly, I will not feel bad if I am unable to meet my other resolutions.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that 2015 is your best so far!