Today, in honor of it being The Last Day of the Year (My favorite day!), I'm planning next year's projects. My husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas, and of course it needs a cover. I found a tutorial that looks good, although I don't think I'll do the strip piecing. The sewing loft was transformed into a wrapping station over Christmas, but it has been returned to its original condition, vacuumed and ready for sewing to begin!
Looking back over the year I did a huge amount of sewing--everything in my bedroom, quilts for the boys' beds, gifts, and everything textile in the family room. But I didn't do much fun sewing--curtains are highly rewarding but not very fun in my book. This coming year, I want to do fun sewing. Actually, I want to do a lot of things!
As always, my "want to do" list is far too big for me to accomplish this next year, but I like having something to work from. Like everybody else, my goals to eat healthier, exercise more, read the entire Bible, never raise my voice, stick to the laundry and cleaning schedule, knit and sew beautiful things, and read all the books I've ever wanted to read--I probably won't finish 2011 accomplishing all of those entirely, but I think it's safe to say I can get further along with each one if I at least try.
That's what today is: a day full of hope and optimism. Who cares about realism on New Year's Eve? This might be the end of this year, with all its successes and failures, but it's also a wish cast over the coming year, that what's coming will be even better.
So to you and your family, Happy New Year's Eve! The best might just be around the corner . . .