We've hung out with a lot of lovely lasses and babies, sharing the highs and lows, drinking tea, eating cake (a LOT of cake) and keeping each other sane(ish) through those sleep-deprived months. Over the course of the last year it has struck me just how differently we women do the mothering thing, each of us following the path that is right for us. It took me a while to realise that that the way those differing paths diverge is no criticism of my own journey. So resolution #1 is to have confidence in my mothering, and not to judge the ways of others.
Much to my surprise I have managed to find time for a fair bit of stitchery. I've loved my forays into making clothes for the boy, adventures into machine embroidery and all the other little bits and pieces I've done. I love the buzz of having new ideas and trying them out, designing new pieces and seeing them come to fruition. But I am not always so good at finishing them off; I have a rather large pile of works in progress (WIPs), so resolution #2 is to finish those WIPs.
WIPs and zips... Despite having had a pretty constant relationship with my sewing machine, and having tried a number of stitchy things, I have never sewn in a zip. Shocking(!) I know and resolution #3 is to remedy that this year.
I've blogged a little about my love of the great outdoors and our feathered friends in particular. I am definitely a rank amateur when it comes to bird identification and it would be great to be more confident in this. This year I will start on the birds on my doorstep, put the feeders back up (they came down when we had the chickens), and try hard to get a little more connected with the birds in my back garden. That is resolution #4.
|A pile of WIPs (there are more!)|
|Two zips ready for practice|
|Goldfinch - perhaps we'll get some of these|
|An excessive stash?|
Happy New Year!