Friday, December 14, 2012

Reverb '12 - days 4 to 8

I  might have missed a few days of Reverb 12 but I have been rather busy...yet to come:

  • Finished Washi (mightily modified)
  • Finished matroyshka felt christmas tree ornaments
  • Won a pattern pyramid thing 
  • Made a quicky fold down waist skirt
  • Went to Melbourne with my husband and no kids, with a little fabric shopping thrown in :)
More on all of the above shortly...

Meanwhile, that commitment I made to Reverb 12 has been on my mind, if not on my blog.  I have been thinking a lot about what I want to change next year to feel better about the things I am doing, and also about the things I am not.  I am likely to work more days next year (when to a degree I would like to work fewer) so I have consider the next year and what I want out of it more carefully - precious sewing time just got more precious!

So...I have day 4 to day 13 to catch up on.  I thought that was worthy of a split post, so this will be day 4 to day 8 :)

Day 4:  How will you celebrate you, this festive season?

Interesting question. I am taking a nice chunk of time off over Christmas and I will celebrate me by spending some of it doing what I want to do and also what I need to do.  I want to hang out with the kids and do some sewing and some gardening and some drinking of white wine.  I need to spend some time planning and preparing for next year, making sure I have routine enough to cook, clean, exercise and have some time for me (as well as sew, look after kids, spend time with husband and work!).

Day 5:  What was your dream destination in 2012?

My dream destination in 2012 was New York, for my overdue honeymoon.  I didn't get there, but the time isn't quite yet.  Maybe next year, but maybe the year after.  My son was 4 months old when we married in 2009, so no honeymoon then; I would like 5 nights so need to be sure the dudes are ready for us to be away that long.  I can dream long :)

Day 6:  What did you learn in 2012?

I learned how to do an FBA, which might be the single most important sewing lesson I needed to learn ever :)  I also learned how much my kids can learn.  This year my daughter learned to swim and to read.  INSANELY amazingly cool.  Fuck I wish I learned that fast still :)

Day 7:  What will you take with you into 2013?

My enormous boobies.  Seriously.  From the crafting point of view, they are my Everest and K2 and they rule the sewing I want to do in 2013.  I started 2012 wanting to learn to make bras (oh...the bras I will make!) and I only just cut one out...last night.  I suspect the bra making journey will be a 2013 mission :)

Day 8:  Your most important relationship that you fostered in 2012?

I took this to mean new to 2012. I am super excited to have an answer to hand.  Actually, I have two.  In person, I met Josie through Brown Owls, Hobart - she is English like me, has kids of similar ish ages (a bit younger than mine) and is super cool.  I "met" Amanda (Ellieboo) via the blogtastica, she is in Australia but is English like me, has a kid of similar age and seems super cool.  I got one online and one offline and am pretty stoked with that :)  

More tomorrow with days 9 - 13.

:)

1 comment:

  1. Oh Crikey - I have been meaning to post this comment all week. - what a slacko I am.

    You made me feel all warm and fuzzy when I read your comment - what do you mean "seems" super cool - I AM super cool. Ha ha.

    Well done for keeping up with Reverb - I so wanted to do it but December just got crazy.

    Actually had a nightmare week with the little miss last week - will drop you an email later and tell you all about it.

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