MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Oops. Even the clock is tipsy! I just found out that the Vista program is different from what I'm used to and had to go through a lot of challenges to even get the picture on here that I did!
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Anyhoo....

Because today is the last day of 2009, I suppose I ought to be thinking about some resolutions for the new year, but I won't. There's no point in my making any, because I know by the 2nd of January they'd all be broken anyway!

My goals for the year are pretty much the same as they were last year - to reduce my stash and try very hard not to buy too much in the way of new 'stuff'. I particularly want to reduce my pile of recycled denim to something that will take up only one shelf. I know I could do that simply by getting rid of the excess, but I don't feel right about doing that.

- I am getting the urge to begin another crazy quilt project, but I don't know what it will be yet. I'm toying with several ideas but haven't settled on anything.

- I want to make more art dolls using mixed media and recycled components.

- The pile of UFO's needs to be dealt with, at least partially.

- The yarn I won last year is still waiting to be cast on and I hope to do that over the winter.

- There will have to be another round of felted slippers because the ones I made a couple of years ago are starting to wear out and noises are being made that new pairs are required. Never did make a pair for myself either!

- I hope to experiment more with mixed media, but in what form I don't know. I have this inward requirement that what I make needs to be useful in some way and it's not enough to just churn out pieces of art for the sake of doing it.

- I don't intend to sign up for any more challenges (yeah, yeah, you've heard that before and you know I won't stick to it), other than in the Art Doll group. I'm loving the collaboration and the challenges there so that is important for me to continue.

Beyond those things, I can't think of anything else. I want to expand my RAOK's over the next year and I also want to spend more time with my family and friends.
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Right now, I want to wish all my friends (both in-ternet and in-flesh) and family a very happy, healthy and creative 2010. May only good things happen in your world - for both you, and yours. Happy New Year!

7 comments:

yvonne said...

Sounds like you have some pretty good goals already. Good for you. I plan on just doing better than I did this year, at most things in my life...my relationships, my art, my health etc. Even if it's just an itty bit better, then I've succeeded!

Dolores said...

Yep, it sure does sound like goals - but very useful ones.
I'm with you on some of them like reducing stash and not buying.
Happy New Year, MA.

FredaB said...

I am not setting any goals because as you say we never end up sticking to them. I will just be happy if I am here next year no more scatterbrained then I am this year. This forgetting things must stop sometime and slow down. Don't tell me any different as I am happy in my ignorance.

Happy New Year to you and your family and just know that I really appreciate your friendship. Who knows me may even meet in Fort York someday.

Hugs

FredaB

Doreen G said...

All I want in 2010 is to be a good wife and mother and be there when my friends need me.
I would like to continue on creating and like you I want to try and use up some of my denim fabrics--if only.
Happy New Year MA.

karen said...

Hi! Thanks so much for your comment. I just read your post and would like to say good luck with the plan for not buying as much stuff!! You will fail I know it, just like I would if I set myself that goal. Who can resist cloth? Not me!

arlee said...

Happyiest of happies, my SIS, wherever and whatever your path entails this year. Special hugs to la famille feline canine and humine :} as well. love ya!

Kaite said...

OK, if i go to the full blog and not just the latest post, i can make a comment easily. Seems to be a problem with the single post Comments link. Maybe it's the 'Dragon'? K.