Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top Five Goals for 2014, Broadly Stated.

Dear readers,

Happy New Year!

Time to establish another 5 goals for 2014.  I've decided at a Top 5 goals post.  I did it last year and I felt it was doable.  In previous years, I've committed to too many goals and I felt the pressure didn't allow me enough flexibility for creativity (at least in my sewing goals).    I left these goals somewhat broad so I could have some creative space to pick my projects.

1.  Stash Busting.  yep.  more stash busting.  I've got some fabulous fabrics -- I merely need to sew/knit them.  I have some sewing projects begging for my needle with their stash materials already!
2.  Sew at least one or more Wearing History pattern.   I love these patterns and have two in the queue to make!  If you haven't check out her page Wearing History Blog or her pattern page Wearing History Patterns -- they are fantastic!

3.  Expand my knitting skills.   Knitting is so satisfying.  I love I can take it with me on travel.  I want to keep expanding my skills.   But, sweaters (jumpers) and socks still elude me.
4.  Expand my technical tailoring skills.   In my work life, I definitely wear a lot of tailored clothing, so I would love to wear some of my own truly well-tailored bespoke wear.


5.  DIY/Home Dec projects.  I can't believe I'm posting this because as all my readers know -- I dislike and procrastinate any home dec project.  But, with my skills and machines, I really do need to get on it -- for a variety of reasons: to save money, make exactly what is desired, and to enhance our living space.   (Added 1/2/2013 -- I also want to work on bag-making and cycling accessories).

6.  Bonus Goal:  At least four posts a month on this blog (at least one a week).  Sometimes my work takes over my life -- especially with the traveling I do, not to mention balancing the travel with our home life.  So, I am going to work on the quantity and quality of blog posts.   I blog merely as a way to document my interests in the fabric arts, plus I love to write.  So, I think this goal is doable!  

What are your top five goals?

XOXO, P.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Pam, Happy New Year to You! I am determined to get some sewing in this year. I wanted to do the "Stash Bustin" last year and it was a major fail...LOL! But it's a new year and new dreams. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to everyone's new adventures!

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  2. Happy New Years Pam! I love your list of goals for 2014! Best of luck for all of them. :)

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    1. Thanks Heather -- let's have a great 2014!

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  3. Happy New Year Pam! I'm sure you're going to do these things with aplomb in 2014!

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    1. Thanks K! I look forward to more of your knitting, tailoring projects and bra-making challenges! Let's have a great 2014!

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  4. You're an ambitious woman, Pam! Good luck with it! I hope to knit more and finish my Mardi Gras dress, and you can totally knit a sweater too!

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    1. Thanks! I'm completely looking forward to your Mardi Gras dress! I am looking forward to the sweater class. There is also a very famous knitter giving a class in our area - Cat Bodhi but I'm passing I think -- I think too, that I am full of goals. . . but I'm still considering it.

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