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2011: Month Two is Here, and What's Up With My Resolutions?

February 2, 2011

I am generally an excellent resolution keeper. I try to make resolutions that are within my grasp, resolutions that will cultivate my discipline and make me a better person in the long run. Sometimes they are without a specific point (one year I folded 1000 origami cranes, just for the heck of it), and sometimes they are very focused in nature (a different year I resolved to stitch at least ten items for charity causes).

This year, I thought I had a winner. In 2011, my plan was to make all of my gifts... ahead of time. No last-minute eleventh hour baloney for me!

Ok, the first part may still hold up, but I'm already failing on the "ahead of time" portion of the goal. My father's birthday is in five days, and I have yet to start his gift. But there's a reason: my muse simply refused to do her work and give me a good idea until a couple of days ago. She's got a case of the winter doldrums, I guess.

So, time being what it is (mine tends to be pretty heavily booked), even if I decide on the fabric for said gift in the next day or so, I don't really have space in the schedule to get this one completed ahead of time.

Dad will understand; we come from a long line of late gift-givers. However, I need to find a way to reconcile my muse's laziness with my resolution, because I HATE letting go of a plan. I especially hate feeling like I have failed so early in the new year. Phooey.

How about you? Are you steadfast in your resolutions about sewing and crafting, or are you comfortable with just doing your best and not worrying about such things? Let us know!

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It's always a trial for me to remember how busy our family schedule is. Somehow I always expect the house to clean itself, laundry magically done, ... you get the picture. Well, this year's resolution was to finish up all the darn projects I've got going, or were all set to get going. Not sure how many will be presents, but getting gifts made early would be a great resolution (if I knew I could actually stick to it!). You're doing fine, Holly -- don't beat up on yourself, girlfriend!

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