Happy New Year!
My blog feed is full of 2016 reflections and 2017 resolutions, goals and #makenine plans. I'm really loving reading these, but I just haven't felt like writing one myself (although I do appear to be doing just that, right now). I dunno. I've been feeling a bit ambivalent towards sewing lately. Life in December was mega busy. Work is OK, but very busy and quite stressful and December itself just brings lots with it. Honestly, nearly every evening, P was asking me what that evening's jobs were, and there were always several. That didn't stop me from finishing my brother's cushions, or from making a party skirt (yet to be blogged), but if I'm honest, they felt more like a chore than fun.
These past couple of weeks (Christmas aside) I've just felt exhausted, irritable and lacking in any energy, creative or otherwise. No patterns or blog posts are inspiring me, I have had no interest in fabric sales - just as well, as I am well and truly skint. It goes without saying that no sewing has been done.
I should say, before this all gets too depressing, that I am fine, and that we did have a very lovely Christmas and New Year. I spent time with friends who live at the other ends of the country, I had quite a few nights out, I introduced the boys to Mary Poppins, the kids performed Christmas songs for us, we built lego, scooted on new scooters, listened to endless Roald Dahl audiobooks and decorated a dazzle ship and joined in family ceilidh at the National Museum of Scotland's "Sprogmanay".
So, there will be no resolutions for me, not right now anyway. My plans, such as they are, are to sew things that make me happy and that I will wear, and to reduce my fabric stash (either by sewing it, or getting rid of it). I'm not setting objectives or goals, but I will continue to track my spending, because that was insightful and worthwhile. I would like to work through some of my queue, because some of those ideas still stand, and I'd like to do more block printing and stencilling where possible.
That's me. What about you?