January 03, 2013

A New Year - A fresh start

Christmas was wonderful and busy. We've had overnight visitors since the 26th and will continue to have one or another spending the night until January 13th. That's a long time to be a hostess. And a long time to have to use my sewing room as a guest bedroom...

But a new year is upon us and it is time to look forward. I am going to document my goals for the year - it might be interesting to look back on next year.

  • Improve embroidery and hand quilting skills
  • Master the 1/4" seam allowance
  • Learn to use my new serger (will share details later)
  • Open an online shop and (try to) sell handmade items - this will be for Norwegian market only as international shipping from Norway is beyond what anyone would be willing to pay
  • Draft a quilt pattern
  • Make a sewing machine table so I can recess my machine and have it at a more comfortable level for quilting

  • Continue to participate actively in linky parties - a fun way to connect with new and old blog friends
  • Participate in a few swaps - another way to connect and I find I always push myself to do some of my best work when creating for others
  • If possible - participate in a blog hop or two
  • Make new friends at the Fat Quarterly Retreat!!!

So there - the word has been written. Time to get back to sewing, blogging and getting caught up on blog reading.

Happy New Year!


  1. Look forward to meeting you at the retreat. Yay!

  2. Great goals. Let me know how the serger use goes. I have had one for two years and have not used it once. :(

  3. Great goals here. I will have to make a few goals of my own. I definitely need to get back into blogging more and sewing as well.

  4. Good luck with all those great goals!

  5. Great goals, Marit. I'm happy to help with the last one :-) See you at FQR!


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