Monday, 30 December 2013

To have or not to have? - that is the question

And what's that?

New Year Resolutions of course. Last year I took up some resolutions made by other bloggers and here's how I got on.

Fix things - I can't remember fixing anything apart from a few sewing repairs. DH is the main 'fixer' in this house.

Read at least one book a month - done! In fact I read more. You can see them all on my bookshelf at the side.

Have fresh flowers in the house - most weeks I had fresh flowers but not that many picked from the garden.

Don't start new projects until current ones have been completed - I have finished quite a few things - the 2012 blanket that turned into about 4 different blankets, a Tunisian stitch cot blanket, the Advent Calendar, Christmas bells, Poinsettia wreaths, handkerchief case, book mark, handkerchief edging, beer glass cosies, 2 cat baskets, iPod case, a few India cot blankets and a Christmas bauble. Didn't do too badly there but there are still some projects hanging around which may not get finished at all.

I think I'll just have one general resolution this year and that is to

write down, record and plan

in the hopes that those jottings will enable me to be more organised. (I bought myself a Filofax for Christmas.)

Mind you, I don't particularly like being too organised as I enjoy 'going with the flow' which is much more spontaneous, inspiring and creative.

Oh dear, to have or not to have? - that is the question.


  1. You have completed many projects this year, Well done. I don't know what challenges to set for next year. I need to put my thinking cap on.

  2. Haven't made up my mind on any yet - might be to just go with the flow ala you and not get stressed out if things don't go the way I want them to.

  3. I think it's possible to be organised and spontaneous. For me, be organised means I have a general framework that allows me to do the fun stuff. Restrictions can be an advantage as they can lead to creative solutions. Best of both worlds!

  4. I make my challenges fun to do, that way I do manage to keep up with them. Do tell more about your filofax, which model did you buy?

    1. Confession time - it was from the CS. I'll do a post on it in the new year.

  5. Fresh flowers in the house ... that sounds a good one. And not getting stressed ... stress does awful damage if left to go unchecked.
    Its a whole new start .. a fresh sheet .. lets do what we can with in ...and most of all enjoy!

  6. I never make resolutions...I'd only disappoint myself!
    Jane x

  7. I find it better to make a list of what I have done. It never matches the list of things to do. Buti find it far more pleasing!

  8. I'm afraid I'm not going to make any resolutions this year because I find it so hard to keep them. I do admire anyone who does though and good luck with yours.X

  9. Wishing you a very Happy New Year resolutions or not !

  10. Sounds like you did really well last year - well done! Thanks for your comment. Happy New Year. Abby x

  11. I have to agree you have done very well. Happy new year and best thoughts and wishes for the year ahead.

  12. Happy New Year to you. I try not to make plans. Every time I do they always go haywire, so I now just go with the flow.


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