So music and the piano are just part of this year. There's more. (Of course there's more. I'm young enough to dream big, old enough to shrug when it's unsuccessful.)
The next goal is to use up some of the fabric that lies around my house gathering dust. The ghost of quilting past.
I'm not going into detail but suffice to say that I am not interested in giving away fabric. I love fabric. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of clambering over enormous industry sized bolts of fabric in my grandfather's factory. Lying on top of the scalloped edges looking up at the fluorescent lighting and listening to the drone of the machines and my grandfather's yelling as he walked up and down the aisles of factory workers. (Yes, he was that boss.)
I need a plan however and I don't have time to plan sewing projects. And that lack of planning has held me back. So enter Craftsy...
If you don't know about Craftsy, you should. It's a free website that has online classes (some free and some not) from a variety of artisans and craftspeople. I first signed up for a bread baking class, then a knitting colourwork class from Mary Jane Mucklestone and then was browsing around and found some free quilting classes. The first was a 2012 block of the month class. There's a visual/videoed online class with handouts/written tutorials. Almost no work involved. Except of course sewing.
And then I found a 2013 block of the month class. Two quilts! Still no thinking involved!
Here are my first two blocks.
All fabric that I've found under beds, in wardrobes and tucked away in plastic bins. And there's so much of it...
PS - I've reduced the blog to white and grey. I am not getting into the minimalist look but I wanted to clean everything up and think about some new colours. I'm colour-resting.