...or resolutions, or whatever thoughts you may have about the beginning of the new year. My intention, most often, is to make no resolutions. Maybe it's because I see September as my start of the year? I love that open-a-fresh-exercise-book feel after the summer holidays. That's when I make my grand plans. And yet, and yet..
Christmas often brings me a craft book and with it a happy anticipation. I'll try something new. Last year it was crochet. I was determined I wouldn't let 2014 pass without learning at least a little. And I did it! I learned to crochet. And two and a half blankets later, I'm still going. But, oh, I did a bad thing on Sunday. I started another new project. You know I've been doing Granny Squares? I have over 200 now; but they're so little, fiddly, I feel like I'm always stopping and starting, and in front of the tv on a dark winter night I just want to keep hooking up and down rows. Fast. So, after dinner (leftovers), Sunday, I gathered up all the wool (also leftovers) from The (Not So) Small One's end of the bed blanket, and started turning them into one GIANT Granny Square. It can go on the sofa at the other side of her bedroom and then all those lovely colours will be spread right round the room. I've been making excellent progress during Mapp and Lucia and old Wallender stories.
I'll have to go back to the little squares at some point. And then my intention (oh, what! did I really say that?) is to learn popcorn stitch. There's a beautiful popcorn stitch blanket on the front of my crochet book and I'm itching to try it.
Okay, so that means, I guess, I do have a resolution. So, while we're at it, I'll own up to the others. They're right there on my page: learn to emboss, learn to stamp properly, learn to make good meringues. There's a pattern there. Let's see how I go with it.
This page was made for Get It Scrapped's new Page Prompts series. You can see what some of the other team members made of the prompts on the new blog post Page Prompts No 2
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So that's it for 2014. I can't thank you enough for joining me this year. It's been a pleasure to have your company. And I'm looking forward to, hoping, that you'll continue to drop by in the New Year. I'm thinking of a Valentine Postcard Exchange, and a few other things besides. Happy 2015! I hope you have a good one!