Thursday 1 January 2009

Happy 2009!

It’s the new year! This year, I’m not going to make any resolutions- I’m not looking to make any changes to my life right now, just try to keep up with what I’ve got to do. But there are things I want to do, or would like to get done, and done this year. Not 100 things, but for example:

  • Finish the pocket quilt I started in Oct 07 (ideally this winter, as it isn’t a good warm weather project)

  • Patch the kimonos

  • Cover P’s old headphones

  • Finish the Sprite Thief story

  • Mad Scientist episode 2

  • Get kitchen re-modelled

  • Start bento boxing for lunch at work

  • Go through recipe files and un-fileds

  • Make an apron (I promised this to myself ages ago, well, I think last summer)

  • The secret-great-present-for-P (possibly for August)

  • Finish the robot toy I started designing

  • Trolleys for plants

  • Finish the de-mildew process

There are other, less concrete things as well: comment on blogs, remember birthdays, ideas for drawings or comics or stories, trying to garden on the balcony, tidying the apartment, try crazy quilting.

And I’d like to try new things in 2009. I think I’ve become a bit too reticent, too habitual, too afraid to take small risks. So, just as a way of nudging my decision processes this year, I’m going to try new things, generally speaking, rather than opting for the same old thing.

So, how does this tie in with buscrafting? Well, I had been planning to do finish another wrapped flower, but now I’m going to try weaving instead! I finally visited the Tanglecrafts blog, and her weave-on-anything attitude has rekindled my interest in weaving. I usually think of weaving as a super precise craft, and thus outside my crafting abilities. But it seems Su Mwamba, who is much more knowledgeable than me on these matters, feels weaving is more free-form than embroidery. A mini-weaving on a bit of card seems perfect for the bus as well. And I’ll have to comment on her blog as well…

On a non-buscraft note, I’ve spent the intercalation doing a lot of embroidery.

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