It's ridiculously cold here at Lilac Lane. The weathermen say the wind chill will be -25! Tomorrow school will start two hours late, but I'm hoping for a complete call off. I don't want to go out in that!
Well, it's a new year and time for new goals. My sewing instructor, Kim, suggested I make a word goal for the year. I thought about it, and I decided I am tired. I stressed myself out so much this past year with deadlines and making so many, many things to sell. I actually went through 250 Lilac Lane labels! So, this year will be all about family. I will sew quilts, which I love, and things for my kids. Maybe something here and there for family and friends. And I will continue with Moda Bake Shop and a couple of other projects in the works. But no more sewing to sell. Not this year. When I told my husband, he said, "Thank you!"
And my word for the year? Beautiful. I will spend my time making life here beautiful. I will not waste my time on things I don't consider beautiful. And I will be VERY selective with my fabric choices. Only beautiful will be bought.
How does this affect you? I don't think very much. Most of you sweet friends are sewing people as well. I've only sold two things in my Etsy shop since it opened. It will mostly affect my actual store.
So I cleaned out my sewing room and here is what did not make the cut:
That's a lot of fabric! So I'm giving it away. I'll probably divide it into I don't know how many packages. If you would like some, and only if you do, please leave me a comment. Tell me the best or funniest or most touching Christmas story you have. I'll pick the ones I like and send you some fabric! Some is current, most is a little bit older. Some is designer, some is not. There's lots of every color if you would like to specify one. There's also this embroidery kit, partially started.
It makes a baby blanket and pillow.
And this panel:
And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides. For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him." Mark 4:24-25