Years ago I was a semi-decent blogger. I started in the early days of blogging and continue for 8 years. I retired from that venture because it no longer served my purpose. I’ve tried in the last couple years to start it up again but the blogging world has changed so much since I began many moons ago that what used to make a blog successful no longer works. It just is not the same.
And neither am I.
And that is okay.
My current stage of life means little-by-little, step-by-step, I am able to start doing things I enjoy. Apparently life is more than diapers. Huh. Who knew?
I’ve crocheted for almost 30 years (what?!?!?), have sewn off and on, and have recently added making quilts and knitting to my repertoire. I am still a homeschooling mom of six, so while there are no more diapers, there are many interruptions to my crafting dreams. So what? Life goes on. Or so they say. Stuff will get done but just much more slowly than I like.
And now we have come to a new year. 2019. Twenty years ago we were all party like it’s 1999 and worried that the world was going to end when the clock struck midnight on a new century. Now the world is still as crazy but you will still find crafters of all kind of areas working hard at making their wares. Technology is big but thousands of years of handiwork knowledge passed down through the generations works quietly behind the scenes of the newest thingamajig or whositwhatsits. Our tools make look fancier but underneath it all, we are still sewing stitch by stitch, cutting out fabric, and making blankets with needles and hooks.
So this year I’ve decided to go back to what really drives my enjoyment of making. My goals are simple and I feel they are much more reasonable. Lofty goals have always been my way but, year by year, my wisdom prompts me to get simpler in my expectations of myself and my family. At least I’d like to think it’s wisdom. It could be the many errant brain cells I lost during each childbirth ganging up on me and convincing me that I am reasonable.
So what are my goals? I love love love big puffy heart love lists and so you will find my 2019 goals in list form down below. Maybe the goal list will pop up on the sidebar to keep me honest. Maybe.
One quick note before ye olde list appears and you can get on with your lives. I have decided to start some kind of income making project this year. My idea is very rough at this point and it may end up nowhere when I am back here again on January 1, 2020. Still, I will try because if I do not? Well, let’s just say I will always wonder. Right now I am thinking crochet patterns as well as maybe simple offerings in sewn clothing. We shall see and I will keep you updated on how this changes.
Now on to the list!
At the end of 2019, I would like to see:
- 4 quilts finished
- 4 crochet projects finished
- 4 sewing projects finished
- 4 knitting projects finished
- A light box made for handiwork showcases
- 1 blog post bi-weekly (I’m off to a good start already!)
- 3-5 Instagram posts weekly
- Logo/Brand Design
- 1 of my vintage sewing machines completely cleaned up and ready to sew
Do you have crafting goals for 2019? Share them in the comments!