I hope you all saw the new year in the way you wanted to. After some to and fro (as every year) we spent a very quiet evening with my sister, her partner, and another couple (not as every year). Not the biggest party, sure, but I enjoy spending as much time as possible when possible with my sis. With the last migraine and painkillers of 2012 I wouldn't have endured a wild one anyhow.
She'll see this tree out tomorrow the latest, but can you spot the owls? They love them, I already told you, but have I told you that they're quarrelling over who's the blue and who's the white one and therefore what the little one will be? Even if they decide to be told by their doctor, I'm pretty sure they'll keep us guessing all the way til July.
Well, I'm prepared. I've been acquiring a couple of gender neutral prints ever since I knew of their plans to conceive and I ordered some more yardage (and flannel!) this Sunday taking advantage of end of year sales and an excited grandma-to-be's credit card. I could always throw in more typically girlish or boyish bits if desired, though I doubt it. I'll be sure to posts pics once the pretties make their way overseas and through customs, so we can all drool over them together.
Usually I'm not one for making New Year's Resolutions but I do think I could make a few sewing-related ones.
1. Make a top.
1.a. Extra points if it involves working with jersey for the first time.
2. Make another dress.
2.a. This should involve working with a different pattern than before, possibly from my stash, and
2.b. this should also involve a fitted bodice so I can improve my pattern adaptation skills.
3. Make a queen sized quilt for our bed in time for our anniversary in August.
4. Make a quilt for my husband.
5. Knit a scarf for myself instead of everybody else.
5.a. Probably a shawl as well a more complicated pattern, both firsts.
6. Work more with my fabric stash.
7. Remember to take things one seam at a time and not rush through things.
7.a. Set myself realistic deadlines and reduce stress.
7.b. Still go for odd projects in between that take my fancy and promise fun.
Feels like a good list to me!
Happy sewing, friends!