How exciting to have finished my capelet. It is soooooo beautiful. I can't believe I finished it.
This project has definitely taught me much more patience and discipline. Both lessons I will take with me into 2009.
Lately, as I have written, my thoughts have focused on my crafting 2009 goals. With the New Year fast approaching, I want to set a few guidelines for myself so I may not only enjoy crafting but actually produce items for my enjoyment. In 2008 I did not set any real goals and found myself severely upset at not having handmade items for my closest family. Little did I know that a few had hopes of receiving a token or two.
This year I realized that there are lots of people who value my crafted items and that wish to own a few pieces. It is a great feeling to be able to pass on heirlooms. But, first I have to make them. In 2oo9 I will make a couple of gift items.
- Christmas stocking
- hat (something new....I have never made a hat before).
- Disney Neighborhood R & R
- Christmas Stocking (same as above)
- At least 6 Christmas Ornaments for myself
- Seasonal Personal Cross Stitch Exchange piece
Knitting & Crochet:
- Hat (as above for gift)
- Scarf (as above for gift)
- a couple of scarves for me
- another scarf as a gift for my BFF
- other projects as they come up
Of course all of these projects will not be started at the same time or due at the same time, but I will work on them one at a time. I will be dedicated to crafting an hour a day, whether it be knitting in the car, or waking up half an hour earlier and crocheting during my lunch hour. Somehow, I will find the way to make the time to do something for me. That is my biggest goal.
Till tomorrow, stitch well.....