Looking back, I actually achieved most of my goals for last year! Granted, they were simple ones and I tried very hard not to set myself up for failure. Still, pat on the back.
The word I focused on was GRACE. I really tried to be open to all that God would teach me about the subject. Being SO aware of all the grace he grants me, I wanted to spread it all around me, too. I like to think that all my relationships have much softer edges to them these days.
Anyway, this year's word is LOVE. Pretty basic, huh? But, what does it look like to really live a life of Biblical love? Not Hallmark love. Not a big cosmic hug love. I'm really looking forward to all that's to come regarding that.
keep yourselves in the love of God
continue learning about financial stuff,
Mongolian language, &
If intentional learning is not forward thinking, I don't know what is.
I hope to do more teaching of sewing. To date, I've introduced 4 granddaughters to it plus a fabulous group of teenage girls at my daughter's homeschool co-op. Love, love, love doing this.
As a final look back, here are my sewing successes from this year! Flops get no mention-- a bit of self-love, hmm?
Hmm, needs shorter hmm, yes?
|Simplicity 5259 Short white|
New Look 6053
|Kristen Kimono Tee|
|Hot Pattern Slouchy Vest|
Another is to move in with Nikki so that she can take all my pictures.
The last goal is NOT to join a SWAP. This one 2013 SWAP is very tempting. Few rules. However, completing 9-11 garments by the end of April makes me sweat, given the constant international travel and having patterns/fabric/thread etc., all on the right shore at the same time. Yikes. No.
So! Into 2013!
Ready or not as it's the 4th already :)