Thursday, 3 January 2013

Looking Forward

'Looking forward' - its a great phrase, isn't it?  Not only looking forward in the sense of pausing and looking ahead to what might be in the future, but standing facing ahead, undistracted by the things to either side of us AND seeing the future with enjoyment!  You have to love a language that has so much possibility in just two words!

This is the time of the year when its lovely to do all three of the 'looking forward' actions. To believe that the future is good, to try and see what might come in the year ahead, for me those are the easy two.  The action of looking ahead without distraction, though?  Hmmm.  Not something that  I'm sure that I can really do, these days.  In the past I might have been cross with myself about a lack of focus.  Now, though, I think that I'm easier on myself, or perhaps I've learnt that the distractions are often what make things even more fun!  Sure, I still have a list of things that need to be done every day or week or month, and it would be rare that they didn't get done.  After that, though, whether its doing things with my girls, of for my on-line course, or just random sewing projects that I decide to do, I think that distraction is probably a good thing!

I will probably still make a list of quilting / sewing projects that I'd like to complete this year (from the number of Dear Jane blocks that I'd like to make, having failed to make any at all in 2012) to larger projects that would help use some of my fabric stash and get me back into slightly larger projects than I seem to have been completing recently!

First stop is to put some stitching around these cards to finish them ready for next Christmas - the lovely result of being distracted from what I was doing and 'forced' to play fabric crafts with the girls and one of their friends!

Whether list making or not, I hope that you have a fun crafty New Year!


  1. Sorry Plum, I read your opening line and now can only imagine Miranda Hart saying "Looking forward" in various ways! Happy New Year :-)

  2. Ooh, you're thinking deep! I'm with you on distraction: sometimes annoying, but can lead to lovely places! Enjoy!

  3. Lots of heavy thinking going on here - lighten up and enjoy this bright new year. x

  4. Hi Plum, another busy year ahead for us both! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with :-)


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