Happy New Year!
I don’t know about you, but I’m slowly emerging from under the warm duvet of festivity into the chilly resolve of 2016.
While I wait for my blood double cream levels to reach equilibrium, here’s a quick overview of my (very) vague goals for this year.
Address the phone addiction
I’m suffering through an extended inability to pick up handwork and do it, which (I posit) is due to a rather alarming attachment to my phone. I’m planning on treating it like a desktop and moving towards it rather than keeping it with me around the house. Any hints and tips would be appreciated.
Finishing rather than starting
There are quite a lot of partially finished projects that are making me unhappy in their semi-finished state, so apart from two new things for Little Lion (birthday bunting to be put together before the end of March and her Hebrew name done before she moves out of our bedroom), I’m sticking to things that I’ve already started.
Conveniently, this allows me to join Scrapiana in her hexie adventures, so that should jolly me along a little.
Sit on the floor
My life as a Pilates teacher and my life as a hand embroiderer frequently come into difficulties. My movement brain knows I shouldn’t be sitting on the sofa hunched over my needle quite so much, so I’m trying to encourage more natural movement in the style of Katy Bowman (go read her, you’ll thank me) by sitting on the floor and wiggling my toes with abandon.
Get back to dancing
I need some challenging movement in my life, and if it’s set to music, so much the better.
Bake instead of buy
Extended searches for palm oil-free biscuits have led to the realisation that since we like baking and can control the ingredients we use, we should probably do more of it. Plus, if we do our mixing without mechanical assistance, we’ve practically used up a biscuit’s worth of energy before they’re even out of the oven.
So those are my goals for this year, have you got any? If not, can we persuade you to join us in making more cake?