A new year brings about a lot of new ideas and reflections. This past year seems to have gotten lost; but there are many things that I have to be grateful for. My continued decent health, my mother’s life, opportunities to be creative, new skills to be learned, and new goals to accomplish.
My goals for this year:
Spin 1lb of Corriedale wool in Periwinkle as singles
Warp my tapestry loom
Weave the Train tapestry
Create a project using Sprang
Create a Sampler using the tabletop 4 harness loom
Spin once every day for at least 15 minutes and post on Instagram with the tag of #spin15
My aspirations for this year:
Dig out the back raised beds for a potted garden
Purchase the pots to be put in the potted garden
Plant a potted garden, vegetables and flowers for dyes
Finish the external garage as a fiber studio
(This includes cleaning the whole thing out, putting mesh wire in every section for mouse repellent, probably putting in insulation, and covering the insulation with some kind of particle board/drywall/pegboard for finishing things up. (Or I can see what mom’s handyperson will charge to do all of this))
Turn one room in the house into a craft room, with an organizational system in place
Create a teaching plan that involves some form of crafting each week of a year. It would be easy enough to include some psychology and sociology into this; be productive, remember to appreciate your skills, there is as much knowledge gained in failure as success, etc.
While I am certain I can accomplish and will accomplish my initial goals, I do hope that I can accomplish at least one of my aspirations. The aspiration I am most hopeful to accomplish is creating a craft room with an organizational space. Truthfully, that is more for Mom than for myself. She has her yarn scattered all over the house, which would not be a problem but then she has troubled putting her hands on what she wants when she wants it! I purchased a clear organizer with 20 cubes that all have doors to them. This should allow her to get an idea of what is in each cube while keeping the actual materials clean. Yay!