Confession - I'm not a big reflections person. I'm more of the "buy more fabric and plan new projects" type of person. MOAR NEW THINGS!!......Oh excuse me, I've had a lot of Christmas cookies/candy. However on reflection, I do have some reflections for the year. Here we go.
1. Being more mindful about fabric purchases pays off in the long run.
This year the fabric budget was reduced and I had to cut down on the impulse purchases. Having to think about a purchase for a few days was good for me. My purchases ended up being fabrics I was really excited to sew up.
2. I can blog regularly....just not 3 times a week, every week.
This year one of my goals was to blog regularly and for once I stuck to it. There were some hits and misses... turns out scheduling my blogging for a month is not for me. "No one tells me what to do, not even me!" I did enjoy coming up with the "Secret stash" segment since it allows some vicarious shopping. ;) There's still some more work to do on this front, but I'm pleased with the progress made.
3. I like sew-a-longs if they are general in nature.
In the past I've had a lot of trouble joining sew-a-longs and never finishing. It seems like the whole idea of having a project planned for me never works out. "You're not the boss of me, I'll sew what I want. I'm a renegade!" Ummmm yeah I've got sewing authority issues. However sew-a-longs like the "Stash Busting Sew-a-long" and "Red October" were super fun. If you give me just a general guide line then I'll be happy as a clam.
4. Twitter is so much fun and sometimes dangerous.
Soooooo I joined twitter just to get new fabric posting tweets from Emmaonesock.com. I'm sure none of you are surprised. Little did I know that there was a whole community of like minded people out there. I've had a ball talking to people, being inspired and helping out when I can. Of course the downside is that you can talk about sewing so much that you never actually sew. ;) Doesn't matter though, Twitter peeps I love you always.
5. I've still got plenty to learn.
When you've been sewing in a vacuum for most of your life it's hard to gauge how good your skills really are. Meeting so many people on the web gives me plenty of inspiration, but also made me realize that my skills aren't to the level I might think. It wouldn't be a bad idea to get out of my comfort zone and try learning some new things in the future. Guess I should start reading all those sewing books instead of using them for paper weights.