Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Yeah, I am a little late to the party. At least I have finally accepted that it is in fact a new year. I don't know what is wrong with me this year. I don't have that rejuvenating, motivating feeling that I usually have when the clock hits midnight and we welcome in a new year. Last year I was all about the organizing and I think it really helped me throughout the year. But if you read the last line of that organizing post, I did not do those things throughout the year at all. My knitting goals from last year were a lot more successful. I knit and wear often my first sweater, made one for my daughter, and two for my baby nephew, Jackson. I got rid of a lot of yarn I didn't want and knit socks but not as many as I would have liked to. As far as the sock yarn diet...I did really good for most of the year but I have bought some solid colors lately for more intricate sock designs.

I do think it is important to set goals and try to strive to be a better person. I wish I could set a goal as simple as my son which was to get more bounces on his new pogo stick that he got from Santa.



A lot of my goals are personal. Things I would like to improve on within myself. Eat healthier, exercise more, stop biting my nails, read my scriptures daily. Things I would like to improve on within my family. Be a more patient mother, a more supportive wife, a better housekeeper. And of course goals for my quilting and knitting. I am currently on a UFO finishing high and I don't think I am going to stop because the challenge ended. I have a
feeling I am going to be finishing a lot of unfinished projects in 2010. For real this year. As far as my knitting goes this year, I want to make more socks (of course) and a few more sweaters. I really want to try my hand at fair isle. And after the reaction I got from my daughter about her socks, I think I see more socks in her future.

I would have loved to make one of those beautiful mosaics of all I accomplished in 2009 but frankly, I don't know how. So if you would like to see some of my finished projects from this past year just click on the "finished quilting" and "finished knitting" labels on the right side of my blog. You can scroll though and look at the pictures and pretend I am computer savvy enough to make a mosaic.

7 comments:

Sherri said...

What a thoughtful post...I think we all feel that way at different times. I could help you make a mosaic in photoscape if you want...let me know...it's a free download and all you do is drag the photos you want into the template.

Alexis said...

Happy New Year Trisha! I know that 2009 was an "interesting" year for almost everyone I know and it's a challenge to be hopeful for 2010. I have a lot of the same goals as you do for this year- better housekeeping and stashbusting? Yep! Did you see that Bonnie Hunter has a new Leader & Enders book coming out? I need to get organized on that tip too! Oh, the mosaics- they are super easy if you have your photos on the computer or on Flickr. Just plug the file names or URLs in here: http://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php Wishing you a productive & happy 2010!

Hirano Family said...

Great writing Trisha. Thoughtful too. Love that picture of 'Shua. Don'tcha just wish our adult lives were decisions and goals like how many jumps we can make? What a cutie.

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em's scrapbag said...

Loved this post and feel I'm in good company when it comes to not know how to do a mosaic. I haven't a clue. Good luck with your goals.

Darleen said...

Well Trisha, you have twelve months, why don't you try tackling one thing at a time and as you feel like it is working add another one. Look how many UFO's you finsihed when you put your mind to it. You are a great wife and mother and those are the most important. Good luck with your resolutions!

Rebekah said...

Happy New Year! I have been feeling the same way about this year (perhaps because it is the 8th and my tree is still up!). Sounds like you've got a lot of great goals for the year...good luck with maintaining a well-balanced life and I can't wait to see the new projects you share on the blog

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