The new year is coming upon us.
I am about to celebrate another birthday (44 tomorrow), and I always end up thinking about what I hope to achieve in the following year.
I started writing things down, and instead of thinking of my list as my to do list, or new year’s resolutions, I am making a 2017 Embroiders Bucket List.
My bucket list is small, I only have 10 items on it, but I am looking at skills that I want to improve, or work more on. My initial goal is to attempt to knock one item off the bucket list a month.
Consider joining me on my bucket list journey.
A Project in the hoop
I have done a couple of in the hoop projects, however at the top of my bucket list this year is a project using in the hoop techniques.
Sew a longs have become very popular over the last few years, allowing many stitchers the opportunity to work on a project together, in the privacy of their own homes, utilising the power of social media and the internet. I am thinking a sew-a-long over a weekend would be a wonderful way to all work on a project together.
A Lace Project
If you are anything like me, you love the idea of making lace with your embroidery machine, however the reality of undertaking an entire lace project can be daunting. I have had in my mind for the past several months the idea of trimming a shirt with lace that I have created.
A Project for Charity
Creating a project for charity is always high on my list of wants each year, and to be brutally honest, sometimes the time just gets away from me. There are so many charities out there who could use items that we make, or alternatively, donate a quilt or embroidered item to a charity of your choice for use in a raffle.
A Project to Wear
Think outside the box on this one, and think about how you can decorate your favourite clothing with embroidery. If sewing is one of your passions, then start with your favourite pattern, otherwise, hunt for a wonderful piece of clothing that you can enhance with embroidery.
A Project to Gift
Think about your gift list for the next year – do you have any “0” birthdays where you could give a beautiful embroidered quilt (I did this for my sister-in-law’s 60th last month), or smaller gifts to give – my mother now orders towel sets embroidered for all of her friends birthdays.
A Project for the Sewing Room
I have been wanting to make a cover for my machine for the past few years, and never got around to it. I have found pictures of what I want on Pinterest, but never had the time to just commit to it – so this is the year.
A Kitchen Sewing Project
Think of all the great things you could make for the kitchen, from a Mixmaster cover, to tea-towels, pot holders, or even placemats and tablecloths.
Learn A New Technique
There are always new techniques out there that we can learn and embrace into our skill set. This year I am going to learn and share a new technique with you.
An Alignment Project
I am going to complete a project this year, where I can focus on using my skills and continue to master the art of alignment (which I think with the bigger hoop sizes we begin to forget a little bit about).
So this is my bucket list for 2017. Throughout the year, I will be sharing my experiences of marking items off the list.
Share with us what is on your bucket list.
Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day. Julie.