Although I enjoyed reading yearly round ups on other peoples' blogs, I had no desire to do one of my own. This was primarily laziness, I admit. I didn't write a 2014 Goals post at the beginning of last year, because at that point I was still on maternity leave with a five month old baby and really wasn't sure what the year would hold for me.
A lot changed over the course of 2014, and now I am back at work, with a different job than the one I left in 2013. I work four days a week and the weekly routine is busy with work and childcare. Often I just want to sit on the sofa in the evening and watch a couple of episodes of The Good Wife before bed, but I still try and fit in sewing when I can. I enjoy sewing so much and it's important to have something that's just for me. All in all, life is good and I feel very lucky.
Anyway, I wanted to write a few thoughts about what I hope 2015 will bring:
- Sewing and knitting practical items I love to wear, using my stash of fabrics and patterns. 2014 saw me defining a favourite era and pattern company (New Look Maudella 1970s-80s, in case you'd forgotten) and I have a good amount of stash from which to plunder.
- Co-hosting something exciting in the sewing blog world (I'll leave it at that, for now)
- Meeting online sewing friends in real life - one of the best things about the sewing blog community
- Making my wardrobe work a bit better - sorting out things I don't love and wear
Outwith my blog, I would like to sell our flat (It's been on the market for several months) so we can move somewhere bigger, and also develop a regular exercise schedule that works for me. An extra couple of inches around my waistline are showing no signs of budging without persuasion. Pre-pregnancy I'd been roughly the same weight and shape for ages, and changes really complicate garment sewing.
So that's it. I'm not committing to learning any new skills or tackling any ambitious projects. Making clothes I want to wear every day is a big enough goal for me, and I want to continue enjoying that process.