Welcome 2018!

The last few years definitely haven’t been easy for me… I have certainly not been myself. But I am trying to get back to my old self… well, sort of my old self, but vastly improved!

I took up dancing about sixteen months ago…which, although my new obsession, is not a subject for this blog. I hadn’t been crafting a lot at all, but lately, between a visit from my dear friend Opal, and a few requests for socks from some of my male relatives, I have vowed to get back at it.

With winter coming, I thought it would be nice to have some projects to work on, for those nights when getting out of the house is just not in the plan.

I completed one sock for Dad on Christmas Day and cast on the other one. While Opal was here, she and I worked on a Christmas quilt I wanted to do for my mom as her Christmas gift but never even started before now, as well as a bed runner that I was working on the in the fall. We picked up the backings for both projects in the Boxing Day sales (along with two more quilt kits but that’s another blog post), and I am now off to the races.

So to facilitate that…Opal and I started another one of our 30 Day Challenge cycles. 30 minutes a day, with the ability to make some up if need be. Life happens and sometimes it’s hard to fit the time in every day.

So far, in week 1:

  1. I have finished the cuff and moved onto the leg of my Dad’s sock
  2. I have sewed together a bunch of the strips for my mom’s quilt and
  3. I have sewed the flannel back onto the runner

I missed two days but made up the time the next day in spades.

I am hoping that if I can get into the habit I won’t need to issue these sorts of challenges. I am super excited that I might actually get some things accomplished this time.

Wish me luck!

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2 thoughts on “Welcome 2018!

    • It sure does help to have goals in mind! In my case, (ideally) my goals are to finish the runner, and the socks and to finish piecing the quilt top. We will see if that works out. I have three more pairs of socks specifically planned as well, so those will be in the next challenge.

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