Friday, January 2, 2015

Possibilities . . .

Hello Friends,
Welcome to 2015 ~ a new year filled with endless possibilities
both in work and our personal lives.
We take stock of years gone by, treasure memories, see where
we may have done a little better and plan to improve.
None of us is perfect, we are human and flawed,
 but this doesn't mean we can't all
resolve to simply ~  Do Our Best.

On the business end:
I have plans . . . boy do I have plans, but just because I "have" plans doesn't
mean they will all happen! 
Last year I had a plan to re-do the studio. I made it about 75%, but never really
came up with the perfect layout before I had to get busy sewing again.
I'll try again this year!
I had plans to design new pieces . . .  a few happened, some didn't,
so back on the list it goes!
I ventured into teaching for the first time ~ what an amazing experience!
Yes ~ I'll do that again!
I made plans with a friend to run a Folk Art Show!
We were thrilled with the outcome ~ and yes we'll do it again!
I hoped to catch up on orders . . . well ~ that's a work in progress.
What new plans will be added to the un-finished list from last year?
* A new website! ~ Once I master the program :-)
* Improving my photography ~ Thank you to my tutor, Kasia!
* Teaching again  ~  Details to come soon.
* Pattern design for a magazine ~ check!
* The From Our Hands & Hearts show ~ November
*Creating some wool appliqué pieces ~ I love the bears and bunnies
but I'm feeling the need to add a little something different!
Of course as the days pass more "want to do's" will come to mind,
But this is a good place to begin ~ Wish me luck!

There are many items on the "personal" list as well.
More time with family and friends, more time in the garden, more long walks,
more sunshine ~ more striving to do my best!

May 2015 bring you only happiness and smiles!
Lori Ann


Amanda said...

I love your desk and work space. Looking forward to seeing your creations throughout the year.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I always love to see your creations. Sounds like you have lots of fun stuff planned for the new year.
Oh, that antique cupboard is WONDERFUL!
Hugs :)

Kays Kids said...

Dear Lori, A brand new year for us to do what we want with. It is all daunting. I will look forward to your new web site. You are far braver than me.Happy creating in 2015.
Hugs Kay

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Sounds like you have lots of fun things planned for this new year. I look forward to seeing your new creations. I love seeing photos of your work space. Wishing you the best of luck in this new year!

Ronnie said...

I love what you do and I would love it if you had patterns available!

Doreen said...

Sounds perfect my friend!!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!! said...

I love your work space. 2015 sounds very exciting for you, and us to see what develops. We'll be watching! Happy New Year