Thursday, January 04, 2007

Starting off the New Year right.....


I just commented on the blog of a friend ( http://www.granniesblog-barbara.blogspot.com/ )from one of my lists. She is a wonderful lady and has shared some great finishes in 2006 on one of my Yahoo lists. We are starting our WIP SAL for 2007 and everyone has to create a list of the things they hope to accomplish in the coming year. I know we all relate to her feeling of intimidation at actually seeing the list written out. It is frustrating to want to do it all and then thinking you can't accomplish it. We all create wish lists in life that are larger than we can realistically do in all walks of life. We then seem to concentrate only on the things that we did not finish, forgetting to look at the things we did. If we never set goals that are high, we will never challenge ourselves to become better. This does not mean we have to accomplish each and every thing we set out to do as long as we enjoy the ride getting there.


I will repeat what I just told Barbara on her blog: Remember when you feel overwhelmed with those UFOs/WIPs that you did accomplish so much last year. But most importantly, remember to enjoy the moment. Take pleasure in each stitch you make and the finishes will take care of themselves!


I am starting a new little freebie today. It too was shared on our list and is from Bent Creek. Rarely do you see any designs for Ground Hog Day. I plan to make this into a pinkeep. I want to find a nice basket to put a whole series of holiday/season themed pinkeeps in.

6 comments:

diane said...

Heidi,
what wonderful words of encouragement, I agree that sometimes our lists can be overwhelming, however, I couldn't live without mine! The groundhog design is a perfect addition to your growing collection!
diane

Susimac said...

I never make lists for my stitching the ideas just pass round my head, though I do have an ever growing to do pile. I think your words of encouragement hit it just right, as stitchers/crafters we are our own worst enemies for pressuring ourselves to get things stitched.

Tanya said...

Heidi,
I so look forward to seeing this little guy as a pinkeep!

Anonymous said...

Heidi, thank you for your kind words and for mentioning my blog. I feel I have grown so much with my stitching and quilting since you have become my friend. I'm looking forward to seeing the groundhog stitched up, he is so cute.
Barbara

Annemarie said...

You're a very wise lady, Heidi. I should come back and read this post every once in a while...
I love that BC freebie. I stitched it myself years ago, and I still love it!

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
If we only have time to do one thing for our friends, it's to encourage and, I have to say, it's just another of your wonderful talents. You have the priceless quality of making everyone feel good about themselves and their achievements. I always leave your blog with something tucked way in my thoughts. Enjoy stitching your Groundhog pinkeep.
Hugs Angela