Monday, December 31, 2012

No Resolutions

I am not making any resolutions for 2013 because I always fail, but I am setting a few easy goals:

No. 1 goal is to be more organized. I have already started cleaning out closets and will continue to work on the house and eventually our basement, (it’s really called the dungeon!). I want to have less clutter and unwanted  “stuff” in our house and lives.

No. 2 goal is to continue on the path I have set for myself in the studio, which is to work on what makes me happy. I drove myself crazy working on the last studio tour with what I thought people would want or would sell. I was not happy working that way so lesson learned. I am back to making what I am inspired to make at the moment! That’s what makes me want to stay in the studio.

No. 3 goal is to make one small Christmas item each of the next 12 months. I had fun following Kathleen Tracy with her one small quilt a month; so I thought why not do that with Christmas items that are just for me! It can be woven, hooked, quilted or whatever, so at the end of the year I have twelve new items to decorate with at Christmas!

Now that I have told everyone, I’m committed right? Truthfully I only made it through Sept. on Kathleen’s challenge, but I still intend to finish! I may get behind on my Christmas plan, but I do have good intentions!

No. 4 goal is to just take care of me. Walk, eat healthy, take time to rest and enjoy the day.

No. 5 goal is part of number 4 – Cherish family, friends and appreciate the many blessings we have been given.

No resolutions just five clear goals for 2013.

I think Sadie is making fun of me by saying "I hear ya Mom"

Happy New Year to all from Pog, Louise, Monica and Sadie at Shuttle, Hook and Needle!


  1. Very well said. Your goals are exactly the same as mine. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!

  2. your goals sound wonderful!
    one a month should be very doable.

    go for you, follow your heart in your studio, I could only make things that suit me, it never worked when I tried it any other way.
    Happy New Year!

  3. Your 12 items of christmas goal is brilliant!Happy new year!

  4. Good luck with your goals in 2013. Happy New Year .


  5. Best of luck with your goals.
    Happy New Year!

  6. I love your #2 goal. Each year I hook a rug for a specific charity auction and I drive myself insane trying to design something I think that group will want to buy - instead of hooking something I love. It becomes my least enjoyable project of the whole year.