Ahh, the ringing in of a New Year. We always find new beginnings so full of promise, don’t we? Last year I likened our new years resolutions to staging our own personal revolution. I still like thinking of it that way, staging revolutions against our bad habits. I wasn’t so resolute on my revolutions last year and like so many others I’m hoping to be more resolute this year.
Last year I also tried a new habits challenge by updating the blog daily for 21 days. I certainly had a lot of fun doing it, but realistically I was not able to keep up such a pace. So, we shall try once again, only this time rather than daily we will see if I can manage it on a weekly basis. I’m feeling fairly optimistic and I hope you are too.
Why am I feeling so optimistic? Easy, New Beginnings feel so full of promise. Why is that? Is it because all we can see is the potential? After all a New Beginning is nothing but potential. Potential for ourselves, potential for those around us, and potential for the projects we start.
I do have a good start on a new project AND managed to spend some time on a project that I’ve not been able to work on very much. I am very excited about both.
Let me share a bit about the new project. If you would like to play along, you can find it here. It is a paper-pieced block of the month. It is very pretty and challenging and I am looking forward to next month’s block. Be sure to check out her website. Anyway, I learned about it from my sister-in-law on Facebook. As we began to make plans, Blanche and Wanda took notice. Next came Hattie and Mabel and Inez. Now we have a lovely little Facebook group to cheer each other on as we work through these stained glass star blocks. Back to the reason for my optimism. I finished my block. That’s right. It’s January 4th and I finished the block already. Yea me! Did you want to see it? Of course I’ll share.
So, as you can probably guess I am riding my newfound optimism as far as I possibly can. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the Monkey’s blocks look and what color combinations they choose. Honestly, I didn’t even realize that I was gaining some momentum until I stepped back from this block. It was at that point that I realized that I was making some progress in a few areas. Now it is time to feed this momentum and see just what I’m capable of.
I did use my momentum to pull out another project and do a few seams. After all a few seams here and there really add up quickly. I’m trying to make it so that I do a few every night. Except for Mondays. Mondays I should be here. See you next week!