Julie over at narioka.blogspot.com threw down the challenge to share UFOs in the hope that it might provide the motivation to finish them. So while it feels a little scary to do so, here are my biggest UFOs:
Not photographed are the 2 pairs of socks (each still missing a mate), a cardigan that Maddie will have outgrown by the time it is finished, a fluffy hot pink baby jumper that was started for my 11 year old niece when she was a baby, a smocked dress also started for the same niece when she was a toddler - if I finished it Maddie could wear it now, a Christmas wall hanging that was purchased at a craft fair when I lived in Melbourne a decade ago, a Leanne Beasely "Merry and Bright" stitchery, and my MIL's scarf which just needs the tassels.
On the "to do" list is a Very Hungry Caterpillar cot quilt for my other bestie, an owl panel for my soon to be new niece (her mother doesn't really appreciate quilting so I am quite happy to just quilt a panel) and I really want to make some more root babies (one rabbit for Maddie for next Easter and half a dozen as little pressies for when I need them!)
It really is scary when you list it all like that (and no doubt I've missed some out too!)
This year I am not writing formal resolutions because I never keep them anyway LOL. I heard on TV that over 80% of New Years Resolutions are broken within the first month and less than 2% actually see out the year!
Thinking about a "to do" list for 2012 I do want to spend more quality time with my small son (he really is suffering being squeezed between the bossy big sister and the adorable and charming baby sister)
I do want to worry less about inconsequential things and prioritize my life so that the things that are important get the most attention.
I want to continue to declutter and simplify.
I want to write more letters.
I want to teach myself to knit 2 socks on 1 circular needle (I have a book that was bought but not yet used)
I want to learn how to "pin" on pinterest
I want to use social media more for my Creative Memories business
I want to have an attitude of gratitude for the small things every day
I want to spend less time trawling crafty things on the computer and more time actually crafting
I'm sure there is more but I want to go play with my sewing machine before it gets too hot to be in the one room without air con (going to be another scorcher here today!)
Happy New Year!