Friday 3 January 2014

New Year, New Quilt........

Welcome 2014, the year of happy I've named it......I think with 2013 having the number 13 in it, made that year a bit ho hum.  I think this year more than any other that I've seen, many people are saying good riddance to 2013 and looking forward to 2014.   It seems last year has not been a great year for many of us.....well in my circle anyway!

Quilt has been's very bright, and with time, like my one I made last year here , it will mellow down, squish and soften up......I was looking at last years quilt this morning when I took it off the bed, it really is like an old vintage find now.  It is so unbelievably soft and mellow, and very well used and loved.

I have a few more quilts to make and or finish off....ran out of fabric for one, a bit of tidying up on another and one that doesn't have to be ready to mid year or so.....but one of my NY resolutions is to not leave things to the last minute.

I'm not normally a resolution maker, but this year I did decide to make a couple....well a few more than a couple, I just wanted to look back at the end of the year and see how far I got.  Not major things, but achievable I guess would be a good way to look at them.

  1. No more Not so many yarn purchases.
  2. Pilates twice a week.
  3. Buy that damn bicycle I've been wanting to buy before Summer finishes.
  4. Lose that last 10 or so kilos.....I managed to get 6.5 off before Christmas, so I'd like to have the remaining 10 off by December....slow and steady.
  5. Finally learn to run and enjoy it.....Couch to 5K, here I come.
  6. Finish all the woolly works in progress before I start any more.
  7. Have at least 4 more knitted patterns completed before end of year.
  8. Save more money.
  9. Don't waste so much food.
  10. Comment more on other peoples blogs, facebook pages and the like....I know it makes me so happy when someone leaves me a comment, so I'm going to make sure I do it more to others this year.
  11. Smile randomly at someone in the street everyday.
  12. Be HAPPY!

What do you think.....Achievable?

Anyway it's time to go, dinner to make, warmest wishes to all of you for 2014.  See you soon.

Vicki x

ps.  Softie comes from here


  1. Love this quilt! The colours are divine and the quilting is gorgeous!
    All the best for 2014!

    1. Now that I've retired I decided to join the health club and conquer the 5k. Bought a good set of headphones and subscribed to Pandora. Since I love music I figured it would motivate me...and it did. Can jog on the treadmill for 4 miles now. This year I'd like to get that extra 15 off....much harder to do! Received a Fitbit for Christmas so I'm hopeful it will inspire me!

    2. I'm inspired Susan.....I agree that music is the key. Vx

  2. That is such a beautiful quilt!!! Love it! I am sure you can achieve your list... blessings ~ tanna

    1. Yeah I think so to Tanna, it's pretty achievable. Vx

  3. Great goals! Love that quilt I really need to put quilting on my "to learn" list but I think tackling the skirt I'm working on now might be a good start!

    - J

  4. Absolutely love this quilt!

  5. I quite like your resolutions. I just received a bike for xmas and since being sick since NYE I havent been able to ride it. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous and the little doll is so cute too. I hope you achieve all your goals as I think I might add some of those to my list too!

    1. We'll check in this time next year Sue and see how we went!!

  6. Nooo you must keep on buying lotsa yarn so you can dazzle us with your creations!! Lol


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