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However, I have been doing a lot of planning... I don't do resolutions as such, but this year I do have goals. Too many actually, I've tried to write this post a few times and it always ends up pages long! So, doing my best to condense things, here's my 2011 plans.
In 2011, I will...
Make 12 Quilts, 12 Bags, and at least a few attempts at sewing something different!
Maybe, hopefully, sell something!
In getting to these goals there are a few things I'd like to have done on the way.
1. Learn how to do free motion quilting
2. Make a quilt out of something other than light/medium weight 100% cotton
3. Make a large (Queen size) quilt.
4. Make a quilt of my own design.
5. Make a quilt using small scraps, ideally a spiderweb pattern.
6. Get over my fear of triangles!
7. Have a go at dying and bleaching fabric to make my own colourways for quilting.
8. Make more effort to try new bag patterns.
9. Use some nice wool fabric for a bag.
10. Practice and improve my machine embroidery.
11. Learn how to do piping.
12. Practice and improve sewing zips into bags.
13. Learn how to follow vintage patterns (one day my ass might be small enough to try making clothes!)
Some list eh? And that's the condensed version! Also, I'd really like to learn to accept Narcolepsy, in a kind of "this is my life, get used to it" kind of a way. I really wish I could stop feeling so crappy and disappointed in myself with how little I feel I can do. And at the same time, I've got to stop feeling guilty when i get a good day! I know, I know, it sounds perverse, but ever since I became unfit for work its like i feel I'm not entitled to a good day, and when I get one I feel guilty and paranoid - like one of those candid cameras from the "benefit thieves" adverts is going to spot me that specific second and declare me a fraud... (My brain may be missing valuable chemicals but it ain't short on imagination...) Anyway. Time to try and stop thinking about who I was, and get used to being who I am. It ain't going away, there isn't a cure, but surely things will get better for me once I start accepting how things are and just getting on with it.
Talking of getting on with things, I'll post tomorrow with how I've been making a start.