Friday, February 14, 2014

Goals...?

Back in November I posted my goals for Quilty Habit's Sewing with Certainty series.  My simple 3-month goal was to make a mini quilt using curved piecing.  Unfortunately it didn't happen.  I had planned to make it after Christmas, but was then commissioned to make a TARDIS quilt before Valentine's day, and that ate up my entire January sewing time.

So on the one hand I am pretty bummed I completely and utterly failed to meet my very simple goal.  On the other hand I feel pretty accomplished in what I did get done--plus making a curved quilt is still on my To Make list.

Today I sat at my sewing machine, completely frustrated and annoyed with the project I was working on.  Why was I making it, really?  At the time I certainly wasn't doing it because I enjoyed it.  I was doing it out of guilt, out of some obligation I felt (I was making one for a different person, so I must have to make one for this person too, right?).  And then I realized that it has been a very long time since I made something for me.

So instead of sharing my completed item for a past goal, I am instead making a new one: to make something nice for myself.  My sewing machine is pretty booked up for the next few months, but I am thinking a washi summer dress would be so nice!

Do you have any sewing goals for the coming months?  Have you made a washi dress (link it up in a comment, I would love to see it!)?

12 comments:

  1. I think that's a great goal - you need to make something for yourself!

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  2. Yay! Do something for you. It will make it so much easier to get back into the have to sewing.

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  3. I always have a million sewing goals, and I always think I can do more than is actually physically possible.....and I too have the quilt guilt. If I make something for 1, all the brothers and sisters need one too....I am learning to be kind to myself, but it is hard!!!

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  4. Yay! Definitely do something for you! Can't wait to see. What fabric are you using?
    I know exactly how you feel. You have to get away from the obligations or they eat you alive!

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  5. Good for you! I think it's important to evaluate why we do what we do. Get to the heart of it; whether it's making cupcakes for the kids events, volunteering or quilting. It's part of learning to say no when we need to, and live a whole and productive and fulfilled life:) go girl!

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  6. I made a couple washi tops as practice for my washi dress about a year ago. I meant to blog about it but never happened :( i dont sew much clothing so getting the darts to fit just right was a bit of a pain- several trial and errors. but once i got that figured out, the rest was pretty easy. go for it!! they are very comfortable and i usually get at least 1 compliment whenever i wear one. which i think is wierd :)

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  7. We do get bogged down with these things we feel we HAVE to do, don't we. Good to remember why we sew/quilt sometimes. I have to remind myself when i'm getting stressed that I am probably doing it to myself, unless its your job no ones forcing me, lol! So I need to keep it fun! Glad you are making yourself something and getting back to the fun parts:)

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  8. That's so cool! I love making things for me. There's a certain freedom in it. I think that is why I love Bowser so much and I'm so emotionally connected to him and all of his little flaws. :)

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  9. I've been wanting to make a washi dress too! I keep thinking i'll make it after i finish up this quilt... and it's funny, the quilts just never seem to stop. Someday i'll get around to it...

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  10. That sounds like a great plan! A Washi dress is on my insanely long To Make list too :)

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  11. I keep thinking I'll get to making myself those tops I've been dreaming off and they keep getting pushed back. There are just not enough hours in the day. I hope you get that washi you want :)

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  12. You go, Girl! A washi dress sounds perfect!

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