“Vow to make 2017 the year you finish your unfinished projects,” said the email message from a quilting website. “Please join our Facebook group and finish your UFOs.”
“Oh no you don’t,” I said to myself. That was my 2016 resolution. I made a list of all my unfinished projects with the resolution that I would not start anything new in 2016. While I enjoyed some success with that, in other ways it was counterproductive to creativity. This year I’m returning to less restrictive goals.
I always write a few resolutions, and they have nothing to do with areas in which I traditionally fail – eating and exercising to lose weight. Those things I have always with me, and as important as it is to diet and exercise, the subject brings me no joy. My resolutions will probably just be a list in my journal of things I want to do. And it will be way more than I can do in a year, but you know, if I don’t make that list, it will be year’s end again, and I will have forgotten all about this afghan and that quilt, that apron I want to make out of this border print, and the lovely Cinderella ball gowns for the dolls. Where does the time go?
2016 was a difficult year for our family, but when I count my blessings, I count the little shed that we installed on the back of our lot last January. For the first time since we moved here, my stuff is fully accessible to me. I have been gradually putting away Christmas decorations all by myself, and yesterday I brought in two large bins of yarn which I sorted and organized.
Next up: A discussion of storage solutions prior to plastic. KW