Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years and Some Thoughts For 2011

Happy New Year's!!!!!!!
 I hope 2011 started well for everyone. I had to work today (and yesterday) but that's alright. It wasn't busy, and we closed early. It was still very cold this morning, though we are currently warming up, and snowing (apparently, its too dark to see). I have nothing tatting related to report. I should mention, that the Birdcage motif I posted about a few days ago is from Mary Konior's book Tatting In Lace. I will/have change(d) the post to include this omission.

I'm going to end this post with a list of things I'd like to accomplish for 2011, tatting/craft related anyway. I don't make resolutions and the common ones, weight loss, healthy living/eating are things I've been working on for a while now, so I don't need to promise myself that I'm going to do it. Anyway, here is what I've come up with so far (this list is not conclusive):

1. I am going to finish some of my UFOs and WIPs. 
2. I am going to write out and diagram some of my other patterns (I know I said that last year). As much as I'd like to offer them for free, a few may be for sale (my male Betta, for one), though this isn't set in stone.
3. Use up some of my HDTs, even though they are too pretty to use. I know. I know. They're thread and they're supposed to be used. But still.
4. Get more tatting time in. I don't seem to have the time to tat lately.
5. Blog more often. I don't like to write posts just for the sake of posting something. This one will be affected by #4 above. More tatting = more posting. 
6. I'd love to learn something new. Though since I don't seem to have the time for the arts/crafts I do now, this goal is going to be optional.
7. Well, actually the above six is all I can think of right now. I'll amend this list if/when I think of other goals.

That's all for now. Here's hoping for an awesome year for everyone! Till next time. 


  1. Hi Jeff
    Happy New Year,
    I am looking forward to your promises to see more of your tatting. Keep up the good work.

  2. The thing about being creative is that it never ends. One idea begets another and another and another. I have HDT's I haven't used either. Once they're used, they're gone and I'm reluctant to commit them. Silly, I know. I could buy more, but I'm also trying to use what I have or find a new home for it before I buy more. Good luck with your goals!

  3. There never seems to be enough time, does there Jeff?!
    Good luck with that list and look forward to more of your great work, tatting and other crafts.

  4. Happy 2011, Jeff!

    I hope you enjoy tackling those goals, and that you have more tatting time, as I am always inspired by your beautiful stitches.
    Fox : )