It’s that time again. A time where people are ready to start fresh, make some changes, and hopefully stick to them.
The majority of people do not stick to their resolutions. I’m not much of a resolution maker myself. Not for any other reason except Jesus died to give us a fresh start every day. With every new morning. It’s coincidence I’m working on creating a new habit at the same time as everyone else.
It’s nothing fancy. I’m going to work on having all gifts I give in 2012 be handmade.
I’m not crafty. Like at all.
So yesterday I bought crochet needles and two things of yarn. I checked out a youtube video on how to start-then it all came back to me. Like a nightmare-or a dream-I can’t tell.
If you knew my Mother, you knew she was born with the ability to practically make anything. She sewed, crocheted, quilted-whatever.
I did not get that gene. It skipped right over me.
However, the memories of having my mother try to teach me stuck in my brain somewhere-hidden for more than 20 years.
So now I’ve asked my husband for a sewing machine for Christmas-and I’m going to learn.
Yesterday I practiced the single stitch crochet over and over again. I made 4 finger warmers for a baby!
You can see from bottom to top that each time I improved. I’m starting to figure it out.
Also, a special thanks to Pinterest for allowing so many creative people share their talents so I can look good.
I’m also not planning on waiting until the new year-I’ve already started. Teachers presents, gifts for my friends and family…I’m pretty excited. I just hope it sticks and it’s not a whim.