Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Reverb '12: Days 14 - 19

And here I am catching up again.  This time of year we can't really expect much more I think :)

Day 14:  What was the path that brought you here?

I find a lot of these questions very hard to answer.  I don't tend to be this introspective and don't really have easy answers.  I guess for me last year the path was one which I didn't really think about and which flew by without me even noticing (we are in December but it feels like about April to me) .  The additional explanation on this one question was what was the most important thing you learned in 2012...I guess from the sewing / knitting perspective I learned not to put myself under too much deadline pressure.  There were a couple of ambitious projects earlier in the year which I managed to get done but which I really should have abandoned or not attempted in the timeframe :)  From the sewing for myself perspective I learned I really need to consider what I will wear and what is comfortable...

Day 15:  What tingled your tastebuds?

This one is easy - my friend gave me River Cottage Everyday and it's great.  Particularly the broad bean hummus yum yum yum!

Day 16:  Who inspired you?  What gifts did they give you and how will you carry these forward to 2013?

My sewing teacher lady (Jill at the Patchworks) inspired me (read kicked my sorry behind) a couple of times to slow down and do things properly.  If I carry that forward I will have a much happier 2013 :)

Day 17:  How did you make a difference?  Think of a person you made a difference too - how did this change you and what do carry forward to 2013?

I guess my friend Lis got into making things this year mostly because of me, so that's pretty awesome.  It made me realise how much I already knew and I hopefully could carry that confidence forward to 2013.

Day 18:  The colour of you?  What colour represents the year, what do you want more of in 2013?

Hmm, this is another of those questions where I am supposed to say something like "red, because I have had a passionate, firey year" but what I really want to say is that I sewed with a lot of blue.  I am a bit too literal for this sort of question...For 2013 (in very literal terms) I want to introduce some cushions with colour to the living room, though I haven't decided on the colour yet.  I have some Maze and Vale off cut prints which will be the fronts, so I guess the backs will be complementary to those...

Day 19:  How did you nourish yourself?What self-care practices will you take forward to 2013?

Again, I feel literal here.  I had lots of massages to try and keep my neck and back in vague working order.  My craft plans for 2013 might derail that so I guess upping the yoga/pilates/stretching and keeping the massages might help!


So that was Day 14 - 19.  I am not sure I am fully cut out for Reverb '12, though I like the notion of taking some time for considering how the year went and what I want to do next year, particularly from the craft perspective (see the post coming soon with the UFO list in it!!!)

See you tomorrow with more...

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