Thursday, January 7, 2010

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Cindy, Julie, Mamafitz, Gwen, Faye, Julia, Summerset, Elaina and Becky for talking back to my confession last week! I asked whether or not people set New Year’s “Resolutions” or goals for sewing.

I have been torn between two different perspectives. On one hand, sewing is my hobby, and hobbies are supposed to be fun – not the place for the stress and pressure that I associate with “resolutions”. On the other hand, growing and gaining new skills is a good thing too – and those are more likely to happen if I set some goals.

The responses that I got were split mostly along these lines. Five people reported setting specific goals for their sewing in 2010. Julie, for example, has goals like using up her fabric stash, sewing regularly and learning new skills by working her way through a Singer sewing book. Faye explained that she likes goals because they keep her focused during the year. Summerset pointed out that you can have goals that help keep you moving forward, without being so obsessive about them that you end up restricting or punishing yourself.

Four others reported not being into the once-a-year, year-long, goal-setting scene. Some have shorter term goals and projects. Julia, for example, knows that she’ll have some sewing projects this year (like birthday presents and Halloween costumes). And Cindy thinks of goal setting as a day-by-day process. Gwen and Elaina prefer to just take things as they come.

Obviously there’s no single right answer for everyone – because all of the people who commented create some beautiful garments!

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to “talk back”! :)

Photo credit: Cliff1066


Faye Lewis said...

It's always nice to talk back to you.