Thursday, February 7, 2019

No New Word Here

Remember when as soon as the New Year came bloggers would post an "inspiration" or "focus"  word for the year?  I did that too.  But then by the time February rolled around, just like resolutions,  those words were long forgotten.
I haven't seen many posts about a WORD this year. That  got me to thinking about the whole WORD concept.

Since January kind of kicked my butt, I have been thinking of February as the beginning of the new year for me.  I got to thinking about why resolutions and WORDS didn't work so great for me.  Then I realized that the real key is that I need to break habits that keep me from doing what I really want to spend time doing. For a while now that has been sewing and reading. I won't tell you what the habits I want to break ARE.  But I have already started the process and I am really happy so far with the results.  I read that if you do something for 21 days it becomes a habit.  I hope that's true of breaking old ones too.

Grateful: Today I am grateful for thread. It's what keeps our pieces together both materially and intangibly.

Tell me something you have been thinking of doing, but have not yet done.
xx, Carol


8 comments:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Hm? Haven't done?I forget my word for the year as well. I haven't set up the DVD player as yet. I will get to that today.
Thank you!

Rose said...

I am not good at resolutions...but I want to pursue my sewing more, notvjustcquilting, and I want to take the time to try painting with watercolors...

Kit said...

I am with you about the words and resolutions. I have decided to do away with anything that I really do not want to do. I used to apologize for not wanting to go out all the time. To just want to be at home. Finally I said, Screw it! I am going to stay home and not take any crap from anybody....LOL And I feel great! So I am working on parring away more of the stuff that I have felt obligated to do. Freedom! I guess that could be my word. :) Take care, Kit

Debra said...

I've been thinking of starting to make quilts. My grandma made many. I have friends who make them. I have no idea why it's taken me so long to really dive into it. I want to make up my own blocks, and have decided to not look at how-to books just yet, but to try to figure some things out for myself. We'll see how it goes!

Timaree said...

I’ll try leaving a comment again. I don’t think my comments are going through though. I’ve had trouble on a few sites lately. I can’t choose a word. It never seems to pan out; it’s like a resolution lol. For what I hope to do or gain this year, I am hoping to stop commenting on Facebook! Either I get in trouble with what I have to say or I end up with lots of strangers trying to friend me. I need some peace and I do need a goal; I just don’t know what that is yet. I pulled out some beading books last night but realize, I just don’t have that interest anymore with it being so hard to handle the beads and needles now. I guess I need to start knitting a sweater but too often I can’t go with someone else’s pattern because I just can’t get their gauge. I’ll find something. Maybe the rainy weather has got me down. Goal today is to go out and soak up some sun as it’s going to be behind clouds again tomorrow!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Good luck with breaking those habits. I noticed there weren't so many 'word' resolutions on blogs this year too. My word last year was 'paper' and I tried to do full on bullet journalling, which I didn't enjoy or keep up but I did use the book to jot down and sketch ideas of things I wanted to make when didn't have time and I found that useful so I'm going to keep with it. I also have word this year but I haven't blogged about it. I have been thinking of jumping into projects without planning out all the details in my head before I begin. I did that for the first time with the last Endeavourers quilt and I'd like to make it my go-to way of making quilts as I enjoyed it a lot more than my usual way of deciding what things should look like ahead of time and then changing them as I go anyway...

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love your post and love you being grateful for thread! Haven't gotten brave enough to go out to the storage shed to clean it out. Since the rattlesnake encounter last year, I am still terrified to go out there!

Jennifer Gail said...

I don't make resolutions. Still trying to lose this stupid weight though!