This time of year almost everywhere I go I’m hearing about New Year’s resolutions and Goal Lists and – I have to admit – it’s very motivational and contagious. A perfect example of an inspirational Goal List was recently shared by Maria from Colour Me Happy… it’s particularly inspiring because, in that very post, she recounts some of last year’s now achieved goals! How nice is that?! How motivational??! Way to go Maria!!
Hey!! I want some goals too!
Or do I…??
Here… take a look at this room and tell me what’s missing:
If you thought nice furniture, art on the walls, a rug on the floor… any kind of attractive decor(!)… well… you’d be right, but also wrong.
What you’d definitely find missing, however, is drapery for our wonderful window.
See this fabric and these supplies?
I purchased them OVER A YEAR AGO with the intention of sewing drapes last Christmas break!!
That didn’t happen!
So… I made a 2009 New Year’s resolution to get the work done.
Here it is ONE YEAR LATER and the drapes still haven’t been made!!
Sure it can be argued that I’ve been busy… I work full time, I have a family, I’m working with my husband on various big projects around the house, I’ve been taking courses in Interior Design, I’ve worked with a couple of clients on their renovations, I host this blog with Kelly… when do I have time to sew some drapes??
Let’s be clear. I do an awful lot of sitting around, too!! I could have made time to make these flippin’ drapes!! Geesh!
So last weekend I decided it was time to get busy! Then I went and got a pedicure.
Yep. That’s what I did. Hmmmm.
And you know… karma being the joker that she is… after sitting with my toes under a special drying light for about 20 minutes I stuffed my feet into my socks & runners, made my way home and – excited to share my lovely soft, red-toed feet with Brian – immediately took my shoes off to find… my polish job was all squished.
Yep. My big toes’ nails are UGLY. Karma I tell you.
I got the hint… and got to work!
I started by laying the fabric down on the floor; the only surface large enough for such long panels.
And then… while holding my breath (stressful!!)… I started cutting the panels to length.
With panels cut AND the lining cut, I pinned everything together. I was ready to start sewing!
So you know what I did? I found something to watch on TV.
Yep. I quit for the day!
And the fabric is sitting in a heap on the dining room table… waiting for me to get my A$$ in gear!! I’m BAD!
Recently I stopped by Janis’ blog White Alder [Home] and found that she too had a list of resolutions… Janis, being the good blog-friend that she is, has promised to cheer me on to high achievements.
Janis!! It’s time to lead that cheer!
If all goes well, I’ll have some drapes to share with our readers in the next few weeks.
I promise!! ;-)