Monday, January 17, 2011

Keeping it in perspective

I was so geared up for 2011.  I started mentally making plans for the new year just as the last present was being unwrapped on Christmas.  I’m not usually that excited but for some reason I had a lot that I wanted to accomplish in 2011. 

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I won’t bore you with the list, but just know that it was a long one.  There were a lot of goals in regards to knitting and quilting and they were all about accomplishing a lot of both

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A few days into January I started to realize that the only way I could accomplish all my crafty goals was to cut out that whole pesky sleep thing and ignore the fact that I am a wife and mother. 

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It was a good reality check.  I had to realize that I am not superwoman and that finishing all my UFOs by the end of January probably wasn’t going to happen.  (that was just an example, not a goal I actually set…ok, maybe I hoped for it a little)

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I didn’t throw my goals out all together.  I just pared them way down.  I plan on doing all of the same things, just a lot less of them. 

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I’ve been knitting on my Autumn Haze Afghan and I am on the last repeat.  I can’t wait to have it done so I can snuggle under it.  I have been working on some projects for my sewing job.  But I think the most crafty fun I have had so far has been testing a quilt pattern for a blog friend.  Do you like the blocks I have made so far?

15 comments:

Sharon said...

Looking good!

Karen said...

I like all of these blocks, but my own personal preference is blocks #1 and 2. Great job!

Alexis said...

Those look great! Sounds like a good call about paring down your goals- I've found I'm a lot happier when I have realistic expectations. At least, that will have to do until we can get the day extended to at least 30 hours ;-) Happy sewing my friend!

Mariliz's Musings said...

I love all your blocks. Great fabric selections!

Shannon said...

I love the blocks. They are very pretty!

Suzanne said...

The orange, green and white is my favorite!

Quiltsmiles said...

Hi Trisha,
I like the blocks so far. I'm seeing a pinwheel theme gong on here, it'll be interesting to see how it's finished.
I just tried out the faux piped binding that you shared a while ago and it worked out wonderfully, thank you.

BTW, what type of camera do you use? Love the crispness of your photos and am discouraged by the quality of mine. Love your blog and I visit often.

Jane
(who also is trying to keep it real, one step at a time!)

peaknits said...

Gosh, your blocks are looking great - you are on a roll!

JoAnne said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! I love your color choices.

That mother thing, it does get in the way, doesn't it? But, the very best "job" in the world!

Stanton Blog said...

Hi Trisha,

I like your blocks. Also all of the things you finished last year! Great accomplishment. I am finishing quilt for new granddaughter born Jan 9. Hope to see you soon.

Pat said...

Oooo - these are so pretty and the pattern is beautiful! I can't wait to see your center block :-)

Anita said...

Your blocks are looking great! My January goals have gone out the window too. But I'm glad you are having fun making pinwheel blocks. :) Really glad!!

em's scrapbag said...

The blocks look great! Bummer when life gets in the way of what we want to accomplish. You are wise to scale back and not stress yourself out.

bingo~bonnie said...

WOW that first block really looks 3D to me! love all your fabrics - so clean and crisp :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

ROZ said...

Exactly! I try to not plan too far ahead. But you know how it is...

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