― Mehmet Murat ildan
Happy New Year 2019! I’m hoping that this New Year has begun by motivating you to try new things, plan new projects and take your skills to a new level. I thought I would write the first post of this year by reviewing my crafty achievements from 2018. Hopefully this exercise will help me make a doable plan for this New Year. I really appreciate that you are willing to join me.
1) I chose “Align” as my word of the year. The idea was that I needed to align my efforts and the energy I invested in different activities with my ultimate goals. So if I wanted to be healthier, I needed to align my diet and the time I spent preparing meals with the health benefits that I wished to enjoy. If I wanted to make a living out of my crafting, I needed to spend more time investigating my options and learning the tricks of the trade. If I wanted better family relationships, I had to alot more quality time with my husband and children. Blah, blah, blah.... I even made a wall art for my word with the help of Chrissie Crafts on YouTube ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHA8AKnwRBI ) I can't say I achieved this goal totally... but I think I am more conscious of the effort it takes to make changes in our life styles.
a. 7 garments (I’m including shawls in this category, because I am not a huge shawl maker.)
b. 8 pairs of socks (crochet and knit !!)
c. 17 accessory items (blouse collars, necklaces, ornaments, key chains, shoes, hats, etc.)
d. 23 home décor items that include
i. 5 felted decorative eggs
ii. 6 felted pincushions
iii. 7 wool paintings
Some of the finished felted items have been or are currently for sale at www.etsy.com/shop/DaintybyCrochetcakes .Check them out!
If you would like to see some of my crochet or knit finished makes for this year, you can visit my Ravelry project pages as a guest using the following links:
I think you will agree with me when I say that I have had a great crafty year. I can only hope that 2019 will be as productive, satisfying and rewarding for me and for all of you as well !
“You may have the greatest vision, plans or goals as you may term it. You can call it Vision 2020, Vision 2045 or whatever. But remember, no work is done unless a distance is covered!”
― Israelmore Ayivor