Scraps can only mean one thing...the kids are back in school so Mom can sew!
I didn't even bother trying to sew or post over Holiday break. My kids are growing up so fast and we make such great memories during these short school breaks (in between the extra cleaning/cooking/kids fighting). It's nice to have some forced breaks every once in awhile, even from sewing.
2019 kept me hoppin' all year long, but with no restrictive deadlines or projects I felt like I was able to sew and create and write patterns when I felt like it. It felt like a busy but easy year, and hopefully I can take that same feeling and flow into this year.
I don't make any sewing or work related goals as I'd rather just flow with what I feel like doing at the moment, but I did make one sewing resolution for myself this year:
BUY MORE FABRIC!
Last year I was SO good at using my stash and buying fabric only for specific projects, but at times it inhibited my creativity. I made most of my quilts with my own fabrics (and a new line I can share soon!), or lines that were given to me but I didn't necessarily pick. I used up the very last bits of some of my favorite basics and feel "meh" about the rest. So this year instead of trying to only use what I have, I'm giving myself a fabric allowance to buy fabrics I love....and who knows, maybe I'll even save money being more intentional about my purchases.
Also my fabric stash is in a pretty sad state right now. I don't even have any white solid fabric on hand for the first time in maybe ever.
If you are trying to save money this year while quilting, here's a post I wrote a few years ago that still has some great reminders in it (except the fabric part...I need more fabric!):
Happy 2020! I'm ready to start another fun year of quilting!