Sunday, January 4, 2009

2009 Resolutions

I have been thinking about what I would like to accomplish with my sewing in the next year ever since people started posting before Christmas. Here's what I have come up with.

1. Make pants that fit me well. This is from ground zero. I have not even made any pants for me yet. I know all the steps though because I've made my daughter's pants for years. Will it be difficult? A lot of alterations? I don't have any idea, but I am always putting them off... This is the year to get over the hump.

2. Be more balanced between my sewing and business sewing. I find myself swinging wildly between the two. If I have a big job, I'll become so obsessed, I don't do any of my other projects and then I'll resent that it took all of my time. The time doesn't necessarily need to be equal, but I need to feel like I am accomplishing something of my own or else the work part will become no fun.

3. Part of being able to being more balanced with my sewing is making sure I spend at least 30 minutes in my sewing room every day. Even if this time is just spent cleaning, I will feel more like spending time down there if I have the discipline to do it every day.

4. Find some quick and easy knit top patterns that I love and always have one ready to work on. Most of what I have right now are turtlenecks- great for this time of year, but it will eventually warm up. If I had some TNT patterns that I could whip up, I could be ready for spring.

I could probably list a dozen other things, but I think I will try and keep it manageable.


Doncblogs said...

Happy new Year. You are way to orhanized, I have not even begun to think about my resolutions. Probably first most is to keep up with my own blog even when I am travelling. I know that you will spend that 1/2 hour each day because you have always done what you committed your self to do.

Love you, Dad

Gwen said...

Good resolutions. :) I started trying to get 30 minutes a day in my sewing room in December (just to get all my Christmas presents done in time!), and it worked out really well! I think you'll be happy with how much you can accomplish that way. :)
Happy New Year!

Gwen said...

Thanks to you and your husband for the advice re. weaving books! I'll look for the one you mentioned. :)