|Charlie contemplating his 2011 resolutions|
For one, this year, I'm going to try to limit my aimless wandering through the internet chasing down every little cute or interesting article or video. I mean, really, I think I can survive without watching the video of the trololol cat again (but if you haven't seen this one, you really need to watch it!) - or maybe not, but I'm going to try.
I also want to focus on using up the fabric in my current stash. While I may need to purchase additional fabric for backings, I'm sure that I have enough fabric stored away in my studio to carry me through the upcoming apocalypse and into the next millenium.
I also have several quilt pattern designs for which I have already purchased fabric, so I'm going to work on those designs this year and complete them before I start on any new ones. There, you heard it here first and I hope you'll try to help me to stick to this goal.
I think most of my problem in losing my focus, whether it be on the internet or in completing projects, can be attributed to what my husband calls "monkey brain". I am easily distracted by things and quite happy to jump into a new project or purchase new fabric just because it's on sale. The result of these actions isn't pretty - half-finished projects strewn across my long-arm and cutting table, fabric stuffed into any nook and cranny and lots of papers with half-legible scribblings about new pattern ideas cascading off my sewing table. Things are so overrun that I couldn't even work on a WIP if I wanted to. So...
I'm finishing up WIP's before starting new projects.
I'm refraining from buying fabric until I've used up more (not necessarily all, though) of my stash.
I'm focusing on achieving something when I'm on the computer, such as a blog post, rather than chasing every tantalizing link I see on Facebook.
And, if I backslide a bit, I'll be gentle on myself, fortify myself with chocolate, refocus and start again.
Off to quilt!