2013 has been a good year. Things done:
I've 'met' more fellow bloggers trying to fit creativity into real life, whose support and encouragement I am so grateful for...
... managed some, but not enough, quilt-making:
|Emerald; Crazy Mini; Quilt in a Day; Beach Finds; Tiny Happy Improv Quilt; Siblings Together 3 - Through the Window
(I still have three quilts in progress and am asking myself why I find it so hard to finish them off. Too little time, too easily distracted - Must Try Harder.)
...got converted to Artist Trading Cards (thanks to Ali)
|Artist Trading Cards
...made some Komebukuro bags, and learned to love Liberty and crazy patchwork
|Tiny Crazy Patchwork; Komebukuro bag; Music bag 1: Liberty patchwork box; Komebukuro bag; Music bag 2; Komebukuro bag detail; Box with origami lotus lid
...and tried to learn something new with everything I do, which isn't hard when you're a novice in so many areas. Each time I do I am thankful to someone who took the time to demonstrate a procedure or tip, because writing up tutorials is time-consuming.
Last year's resolutions:
- Lose the extra half stone put on over the Christmas holidays - FAIL
- If it's going to take less than two minutes do it right away - BIG WIN highly recommended.
- Do one creative thing every day - PARTIAL FAIL. But I tried, so I think it should count as a PARTIAL WIN.
- Get fit. WIN followed by FAIL. In six months I went from being able to jog lumpenly for one minute at a time to being able to jog lumpenly for two miles. During the summer school holidays I never seemed to have the time and it all went downhill thereafter.
Emerald. I love this quilt which is where I want to go in 2014. More about that tomorrow.