I know I’m a little late on the New Year’s Resolutions but I’ve been thinking long and hard. For a while now I have been thinking about giving up sewing – I know that sounds drastic given that I am a sewing teacher. But I mean I would still teach just give up on the sewing for myself and for Mona and Olive. For quite a while I just haven’t been feeling it, so I thought that was decided… Until I looked at all my fabric. If I stopped sewing what would I do with all that fabric – 5, 80 ltr tubs of fabric… I sorted through it, what I thought my mum would use I gave to my mum, that was about 5 pieces. My mum and I have VERY different taste! So then I gave my Mother In Law a couple of pieces because she wanted to practice and slowly get back into it, so another 5 pieces gone.
Leaving me with 4 3/4 boxes… Of fabric that I really liked! So I have decided to sew it all!! So then I though all was a big ask for 2015 so I want to get down to 2 boxes at the end of 2015. 2 boxes! Some I may donate to school but the rest I have to sew!
So then CJ decided that he would build me a desk and do up the study – maybe that was the reason I didn’t want to sew was the room! (my new sewing room/office is a lot smaller than my old one so it gets very crowded very easily.) So we brought a 16 cube shelf from ikea and CJ has built new a beautiful new trestle table for a desk and I’m hoping my mojo will return!
So i guess my resolution of 2014 not to buy fabric is helpful for my 2015 resolution to reduce my fabric stash by half! So be prepared for a ton of “look what i made today posts!”
My other 2015 resolution is to drink 1 ltr of water every morning before I drink anything else. Any by anything else I mean Coke! For those who have ever met me – generally it will be with a coke in my hand. I am an addict by the very sense of the world – if it’s in the house it will be drunk! In the past i had been a 2 ltr a day drinker but at the moment I’m down to 1 or 2 a day, generally one in the morning and one at lunch. So now I’m older and wiser i have decided that coke first thing in the morning can’t be good for me! (clever aren’t I!) I doubt i will be able to completely give up and as I don’t drink alcohol or coffee/tea I’m OK with that. But I started this 1 ltr of water before coke about Christmas and so far so good!!!
Did you make any resolutions? Or have you failed previously??? I would love to know