Making my craft room a really happy place

So I’ve been back in my painting togs of late. Got a burr under my saddle to redo my craft room, which took a bit of convincing myself since that mural I had on the one wall took me forever to paint (not to mention the math involved!), but it…

Understanding and defining success

I read recently a neat definition of success. (I believe this was in 48 Days, but recently wasn’t last week, so forgive me if I’m crediting it incorrectly.) Success is a progressive realization of worthwhile goals. Progressive – As in you don’t get there all at once. It takes time,…

Wrapping up the first quarter – what have we learned?

Had a lot of goals for the year, so how’s it going so far? Well, just based on my reading, knitting was my big topic for the first quarter this year. And I did a lot of reading! But also a lot of doing. Not that I have the pictures…

Side effect of having a goal

Goals are helpful. We get things done when we have them. And the side effect? By having a “to-do”, we automatically have a million “not do”s. Goals provide focus. Instead of starting a new project every time I walk into my craft room, my goals last year helped me finish…

Knowing the why of the goal for 2012

So … goals for last year were met, unmet, changed, reconsidered, cursed – you name it. I did get all the books on my list read for the year. And am so happy to be back to our regularly random reading. I didn’t get all the quilts on my list…