I call today 'Clean Slate Day' it is the day that I give myself a fresh start for a new year. I usually do that by cleaning and organizing. Today I have been packing away Christmas and setting up the grow lights for house plants and to start some seeds that we just ordered from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I thought I was quite creative when I found that I could set up a 4 foot grow light with a 2 foot grow light under it and then even put a 2 tiered stand under the 2 foot light. Now I am set to grow different things at different stages and everything will have the light it needs. Only problem is that I broke one bulb in the process so I will have to find a new one. It needs to be a full spectrum bulb, but shouldn't be too hard to find. So where the Christmas tree was there now sits a growing station. That is one fresh new clean slate and a place to grow.
Now that things are almost all organized maybe I can get back to sewing again. I haven't really had time to sew much with the holiday activities. I am having a hard time deciding what I want to work on though. I have one unfinished quilt that is all pieced and needs to be quilted. I even have the back pieced and the batting is ready to go, but I am just not feeling motivated to work on it. I got an email from the Quilt Show this morning saying that the new block of the month pattern was up and when I checked it out I immediately felt inspired to work on that block. It is paper pieced which I love doing so I just have to decide on some fabric and give it a whirl.
Well, I am hoping that the new year will bring good things to those near and dear to us this year. The past year seemed to have a lot of difficult times in it and I wouldn't consider it to be one of my favorite years as I look back. I believe though that there is much to learn from difficult times so we must take what we learned and use it to make life better for ourselves and others.
I just realized that this is my 100th post...guess that is another reason to celebrate. It has made me think about why I even started this blog and in reflecting back I think it was because I wanted to have a way to record what kinds of things I was working on. I like to create things, whether that would be sewing, painting, gardening, cooking, mosaics and many more. So I wanted to record what I had done to be able to look back at and hopefully feel a sense of accomplishement. I also found keeping a blog to be a great way to share with my friends and family that don't live nearby just what was going on in my life. In the process I found some new friends that have shared interests and I also found some pretty inspiring blogs of others! Blogging has opened up a whole new way to share and I am loving it.
Here's to a new year of growing (and sewing)!