2014 Year in Review: Reflections and goals

Top 5 of 2014 - Crafting a RainbowTo round out my 2014 Year In Review posts, today I’ll share a few reflections on my year of sewing and some general goals for the new year.  I suspect we’re all at the point of “enough already!” with these year-end posts, so I’ll try to keep this one short and sweet.  🙂

2014 Reflections

#1 – There is no way I’ll have enough time to sew everything I’d like to.

My brain knows this is true, but the road to acceptance is a long one.  Looking back on this year, I wish I had more time to devote to large projects and to muslin new patterns, but let’s face it, there are only so many hours in the day!  I enjoy taking my time on my sewing projects, and as a result, sewing is a very time-consuming hobby for me.  I think I’ve done a good job of choosing my projects based on a balance of wardrobe needs and skill building, but I need to get better about being content with my time limitations.

#2 – There is more to life than sewing!

This is essentially a corollary to #1.  In a quest to devote as much time as possible to sewing, I think I missed out on other fun opportunities in the past year.  However, when I only have 3-4 hours of down time over an entire weekend, it’s really hard not to dedicate them to sewing!  Choosing another activity might mean no sewing time for an entire week, which is a tough pill to swallow.  I’m not sure what the solution is here, but I want to keep reminding myself that it’s ok to not sew sometimes.

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2013 Year In Review: Inspirations and Goals

Top 5 of 2013

Rounding out my 2013 year in review posts, today I’ll share some sewing inspirations and goals for the new year.

Sewing Inspirations

Like all of us, I get inspired by all the amazing projects that we share with each other on our blogs and social media sites, and I listed a handful of my recent favorites in this post: “Sewing projects to swoon over.”  And yes, I still find myself swooning over them almost two months later!  I get inspired by practical/functional garments that fit into everyday life, and also by fabulous over-the-top pieces that are completely impractical but drop-dead gorgeous.  You’ll find both on that list.  : )

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