So here it is, 2016 and with it the challenges of new projects, goals and resolutions. I have three clear aims that I think are achievable, so I'm likely to stick with them: 1. To try to read 50 books this year. I generally seem to read close to that, 48 or so, so we'll see how I do. And I want them to be 'worthwhile' books so I'm starting with some that have won awards like the Pulitzer or Man Booker. So far Geraldine Brooks's The Golden Chord is proving to be a great way to begin the year. I highly recommend it.
2. Along with my eldest son, losing at least 4 kilos by April. That seems achievable at this point, but as the months progress, we'll see. Its good to think at least one other person is on the same track with me.
3. Try to complete projects on hand prior to beginning more. I think I've already failed this one. I had a couple of projects hanging over from 2015, this one in particular:
This is my 'What Colour is Indigo?' quilt. Its now sandwiched and pinned and ready for quilting, but temperatures here are the direct reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere, (around 30 degrees Celsius too many days for my liking) so moving the quilt through the machine unless I'm beneath an air-conditioning vent is just too warm.
A friend of mine has just had a second granddaughter born, so I began a quilt for her. This is what I mean about beginning something new, and its only four days into the New Year!
Again, too warm to be taking photos outside, so the colour is a little washed out, but the triangles are together and I'm thinking of the fabrics on the right as the borders, one skinny and the pink floral a little broader.
I'd like to finish this before month's end, even though the new parents aren't really likely to need a quilt for a few months yet.
Then I'll get back to the works in progress. I'd like to promise, but I think I'd have my fingers crossed at the same time.
I'm linking with the new One Monthly Goal
Until next time,