Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Resolutions

For the past couple of years Cory and I have tried to put into practice making practical resolutions that are measurable and then to write them down someplace we will always see them.  For example, 2 yrs a go I wrote them on the blog, last year we wrote them on our white boards in the entryway.  This year I decided to make a candy resolution jar for Cory.  It is full of treats and each treat has one of his resolutions written on it, luckily no of them were to "lose weight".  This jar now sits on his desk at work where he sees it everyday and anytime he wants a treat it will remind him of one of his resolutions.
For my resolutions I wanted to maintain and improve upon our temple attendance & scripture reading, I only missed 2 days last year, but how quickly I can regress into no reading if I don't really work on it.  I also had a sewing goal again of continuing to take sewing classes & completing 6+ projects where I learned and put into practice new skills.  One other goal I made was a financial one to finish paying my student loans off and to work on organizing my crafts.  You may wonder how craft organization is a financial goal so let me explain.  Anyone who knows me, know I LOVE CRAFTING!  I have tons of materials.  One weakness I have however is it is not organized and I have no clue what I have so I just go buy whatever I need to all new projects, which adds up fast.  Below is how my fabric was was overflowing on the top shelf of our closet.  After some inspiration you can see how organized my fabric now is. I had no clue I had half of that fabric, but now it is nicely in plain sight so I can readily use it for future projects.  You can see on the second self I have all my fat quarters folded up ready to use too. 
I also have learned that some scraps of fabric really are not worth saving and should be junked, but for the ones that are worth saving I have them folded up and placed nicely in a tub with my battings and other specialty materials.
I just love looking at it it now it is so pretty in all the different colors and fabric types.
I even picked out and grouped my fabrics to my next couple of projects a Valentine's apron & much delayed baby quilt for Cami.
Yesterday, I finished organizing buttons and silk flowers, up next the disaster pile of my ribbons and all my patterns.  I am really excited to have it all done soon and begin using it all one my next fun projects.  Sometimes I really am excited for all the good changes that New Years can bring!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

I love how happy you seem. You do so many fun things and are so creative. I wish we had done more together growing up.