Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015: It's A Wrap

Well, thank the heavens above that this year is coming to a close.  It has actually been a busy 2 years with lots of changes.  It takes me time to adjust and I guess I won't be ashamed to admit it!!!!

I have not done much in the creative department this year.  I miss my studio but I try to make things work.  I did make a table topper and donated it to the Women's Club for the holiday luncheon.  My neighbor won it and I believe she was quite happy with it.   I had also donated a couple of wine bags for wine gifts, as well.

I'm looking forward to 2016 as a new beginning.  I signed up for a day long workshop at the local quilt shop with Gudrun Erla of GE Designs. I have followed her for several years so I was excited to sign up for the class.  It is at the end of January.

First, I'm going to take Beth Helfter's list to straighten up the space in January.  You can find the list on Facebook at EvaPaigeQuiltDesigns.  It is a good comprehensive list for tackling the chore and you can spend a couple of days on each task.  It starts with thread!  Easy peasy!!!

Of course, in the middle of all of this the hubby is remodeling the master bath.  There is the matter of a vanity and a linen shelf sitting smack dab in the middle of the room.  We have guests arriving on the 7th so that darn bathroom better be finished by then!!!

I'll have to take a before and after picture of the space.  Right now it is pretty awful.  I do have two big racks and I would like to downsize (actually, I want them gone) the heck out of those but I do have quite a bit of fabric and bins that are all filled with something.  Not to mention the other crafty non-quilting stuff I have.  It all has to fit in this room with the computer.  Electrical outlets are at a premium as well.  I suppose once I get it organized I will be able to focus.  It is quite impossible to focus right now.

I may have mentioned sometime this year that I was elected to the Homeowner's Association Board of Directors.  I am earmarked for Treasurer next year and that will involve some of my time as well.  Of course someone might not want me to be Treasurer.  That is okay with me, too.  I've got to find a little room for the Homeowner stuff as well. 

My (lofty) goals for 2016 are to enjoy life, spend more time quilting (and shrinking the stash), get daily exercise (yep, the Fitbit has been in the drawer since around the end of January in 2015), spend more quality time with my husband (a challenge most of the time!!!).  Right now we must get that bathroom done.  Company next week!!!! 

I've taken some pictures and will, hopefully, make another post of what's been going on here!
I started this 2 days ago and I'm finally going to publish it!

Happy New Year!!!

1 comment:

  1. Well, nice to see you posting....I guess a have to look at Beth's list myself. February is when the ceiling in my sewing rom will get fixed along with a new floor. I better get sorting myself. Happy New Year!!