I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. There is always so much pressure around making them and of course, come December 31 I can never seem to come up with anything remotely helpful or realistic.
That being said, I do like well-intentioned goal setting so I’m setting some summer resolutions this year with regards to my needlepoint habits.
Make time to stitch. Needlepointing always calms me down and helps me unwind after a long day but lately I’ve not done a good job of making time for it. Now that the wedding present rush is behind me, I don’t have any pressing projects. Not having deadlines does wonders to my procrastination and lingering projects like No Name Chicken have suffered.
Organize my stitch space. Earlier this month I went to visit my parents up in Maine for a week and got to peek into a family friend's craft room. I had some serious work space envy and realized that the first step towards having a room dedicated to my crafts (a girl can dream) is to stay organized. This means keeping my various threads and needles sorted, as well as implementing a better system for filing my designs and order forms.
Plan ahead. The wedding rush may be behind me but Christmas and a new batch of birthdays are just around the corner. Now is as good a time as any to get ahead of all these projects.
I know I haven’t even started on these yet but just writing them down makes me feel far more optimistic about being able to stick to them. If these go well I might need to make some baking resolutions as well!
Wish me luck.