Maintenance…..it really wears on me, you now?…often I would much rather be doing something else. Maintenance often seems to be the “word” of my life……and I am not so sure I like that. Quite a few of my fabric peeps have come up with their Word of the Year. Betz’s is Reach. Lizzy’s is Abandon. Susanne’s is Release. I really don’t want Maintenance to be my word of the year, even though to ignore the basics of it would be less than helpful. The biggest maintenance is our home, the three acres it sits on, and all the paperwork in my life….I LOATHE paperwork, but America pretty much runs on it, doesn’t it?
I am trying to nail my word of the year down for the year….the fact that I haven’t started until the 30th of January to do this is probably a key factor in what it should be. It probably should be Focus…..but I also am lingering over Resolve.
I really wish I had an easy answer….but there never is, is there? So I think I am going to make my word of the Year more of a combination…(hows that for being non-committal) of Focus, Resolve, and Push… Pushing myself to keep at my goals and the other two words…
Can you tell the above was written by an English Major who loved Dickens more than Hemingway? blah, blah, blah….thanks for sticking around for this next less wordy part–the pictures you came here for….
Here is a Sneak Peak of my next Moda Bake Shop project. I started this in November or October….a bad time of year to start something…well, actually I started 3 other projects (at least) and this one just fell to the side but it is almost done now, so as soon as I get it quilted and bound….it should be coming to a computer screen near you… ( I had hoped to have this recipe posted by Valentine’s day as it is all over the red and whiteness of the season….but I don’t think it will make it now)…..it will still be a pretty quilt though…
I have two other Moda Bake Shop recipes lined up too…one in the fabulous Central Park by Kate Spain, and the next is in the new Spring French General (can I just NOT get enough of that Frenchiness or what?)
And for things I am working on for even further out in the future here you go…….
and even though I hate Maintenance for a word for the year…I will still do it… case in point, you wouldn’t have had this DELIGHTFUL missive to read without a little Maintenance from me here on the Blue Nickel Studios Blog.
Upcoming Blog events here……I am going to do a review of my own of my friend BariJ’s new book Inspired to Sew, I get to test a tool and have a giveaway here of the same tool, and do my Palooza-ing party piece for you all as well. All three of those posts have me pumped….
Sew-long for now….(oh, yeah, I do crack myself up as a matter of fact….ask my teenage kids…they’ll roll their eyes right along with you!!)
PS….let’s get back to the beginning……what’s YOUR word for the year? I really want to know….you know, in case I need to add yours to my list of ongoing words for the year…