After much reading of blogs and becoming obsessed with all things quilting, I realized that I needed to actually participate in the tradition of New Year's Resolutions. Sort of. There's this wonderful thing called the Word of the Year. It's a word you choose that kind of sets the stage for everything you do throughout the year. I threw around so many options. "Finish" was at the top of the list. But in the end the word that won out was "CELEBRATE"!
This year, I want to celebrate my achievements, my finishes, even my baby steps. Celebrating brings with it a spirit of happiness and positivity. It cultivates an attitude of gratitude. And there really is so much to celebrate!
I've also joined the incredible Pat Sloan in her quilting forum. The ladies there (who call themselves Sloanies, which is seriously awesome) are all about support and finishes and working on those UFOs. Because of them, I have a plan of attack and a list of all of my unfinished quilts and projects. And I'm no longer afraid of UFOs! Pat Sloan also has a gorgeous fabric line called One For You One For Me which has had me drooling since it came out. For my birthday last year, I convinced my awesome husband to buy me a fat quarter bundle. Oh the yumminess! I am using it to participate in Pat's block of the month party. So much fun! She has also convinced me to make time to sew at least 10 minutes a day and the progress is so inspiring.
One of my favorite moments this week was getting an email from Carolyn Friedlander telling me that I had won a copy of her new book! I was definitely excited. Then when my package came and she had included two mini charms of her latest fabric line Doe, I was over the moon. (Yes, I'm drooling over this fabric line too.)
These quilters are so generous with their time and talents! I couldn't be more thrilled to be part of such an incredible community. :)