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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

Well, 2008 is almost over. It has been a good year, but I am more than ready for it to finish. I guess I am looking forward to the next thing in my life. I made a bunch of goals for 2008, none of which I completely achieved, but I am very happy with the progress I made. I think setting goals is a very worthwhile activity, because even if you don't achieve the goal, getting part way there is usually better than you would have done without the goal! So, here's the goal review.
  • 52 articles of clothing in 2008. Didn't get there, despite the birth of the grandson (small clothes!). I ended up with a tally somewhere between 35 and 40. Not bad.
  • 6 knitted articles in 2008. Got there with this one, thanks to the grandson!
  • 6 quilts finished. Okay, this is one of the saddest ones because I only finished 3 quilts this year. I'm keen to improve in this area next year.
  • Set up an etsy shop. No, didn't get anywhere with this one! Maybe next year.
  • Participate in a swap. Did this one. 2008 saw me complete three swaps and I am already signed up for my first in 2009. I loved the swaps. I made some excellent friends I wouldn't have otherwise met and I got brave enough to do some sewing I never would have done for myself. Swaps are brilliant!

I am still pondering my goals for 2009. I see now how goal setting can help change your life so I am thinking seriously about where I would like to be this time next year. Hmm..... stay tuned!


Mary said...

Happy New Year! Hey, check out that book I was talking about yesterday -- it's all about setting goals (personal and professional) and how a journal (not for art) can help you reach them.

Pat said...

Happy New Kris!

Lotti said...

Happy New Year to all the people who live at Rosemary Hill - even if you don't achieve your goals entirely, even achieving them partly is better than doing nothing at all ...if you know what I mean. I think what you have achieved is awesome.

Lotti said...

Bye the way....love the new Banner....very cool!!

Shepherd Family ACAL said...

Kris thanks for the comment! 8 children! Our newest is number 3! I love your bags they are so beautiful! I saw your post about your daughter returning from her mission, my husband was actually on his mission when he lived in Adelaide, he served in the Adelaide mission from 99-01. I love your blog, I also am so impressed by your keeping up so well with your resolutions, I failed at my sewing goals, but I did well in my kitchen...So give and take I guess! Lovely to meet you! Keep in touch!

quiltygal said...

it's ok I have forgiven you for your lapse in keeping me out of Spotlight ....I shall just blame your husband now :) hehehe....love the bag pattern you made so many of which one is it? I made 5 bags for xmas pressies but forgot to take pics but my sister has ordered one so will post that just brought fabulous bags by M'liss Rae Hawley so can't wait for that to arrive....Hope you & your family have a great New Year & that 2009 is a happy & healthy one for you all...xxx

Leanne said...

Happy New Year Kris. It's been fun getting to know you on 2008. I see you have done some blog spring cleaning.... very nice.

Levin (and Emily) said...

happy new year kris!
here's to another great year of sewing and making and blogging.
it's been lovely getting to know you.

picklesticks said...

I am very impressed with your accomplishments of the past year and I think I will set myself some goals like you did!

OzRose said...

Happy New to you all over there at Rosemary Hill!!! Wow you managed to achieve a lot more than me this year and I suspect a lot more than most of us - well done!!! My aim this year is to finish my UFO's off.....will let you know how it goes LOL!!! Love the bag you made for the SSCS - did you make the pattern up yourself or is it a bought one?
Hugs Val

Jenny said...

Happy New Year to You and yours! You certainly had a productive 2008! Which swap have you already signed up for I wonder?? Enjoy this holiday time:)

Suzanne said...

It looks like you had a great year...I agree-sometimes the journey is better than the actual destination/goal.

I am having an 100 post giveaway starting Sunday...come by and visit!

Bird Bath said...

Happy New Year!
Your efforts for 2008 were fantastic. I think goal setting is a great way to motivate oneself.
Here's to another productive and fun year :)

Kate said...

Happy new year!!

nicolette said...

Happy New Year!!!

Rest is not idleness said...

Hi Kris,
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Even though you didn't achieve all your goals, you certainly managed to get quite a bit done. Hope you have another great year of sewing, creating and blogging.
take care

louise said...

I know where I would like to be but I never seem to get there! One day? Sending lots of good wishes to you Kris for a great 2009 for you and your family. x