I would like to thank CARLA for hosting this end of the year Hop that I hope delivers many of us into the New Year with Hope, Love, and much Creativity. I am not one to make resolutions because let's face it - we break resolutions to quickly. Instead I want a New year to be all about New to break with the disastrous year we call 2020.
I have so many NEW things that just weren't touched or thought about and I think it is a perfect time to get them out.
Technique's: Fractured quilts, playing with Curves, Pixel, a Scallop Border, and Rope Bowls.
Tools: I need a new seam ripper (or two), my rulers are worn with corners cut off, a nice sharp thread snip and my old scissors taken to be sharpened. I don't have a lot of specialty rulers, but a few I have were for a class to learn a new technique - they need revisiting and I hope I remember how to use them (U-Tube).
Fabrics: Being a scrap quilter, I don't treat myself to New fabric unless it is a basic needed to marry all those scraps. To support our LQS I plan to purchase something NEW each month to use with my other NEWs for the year.
Patterns: I have patterns (hard copy and e-files) that I want to play with before they become too old and some of them refer back to Technique' and Rulers.
Books: I am not a collector of books or magazines, but I have been adding to my 'historical' books. I do enjoy the history of blocks and quilt design so I will be particular in what is added this year - Civil War Era.
As much as I am attached to the historical and classic side of quilting, I do love whimsy and another way to look at things in my quilting, so there will be the free will of just PLAY because it makes me smile.
I try to keep anything NEW with BOMs, QALs, and of course I love to participate in HOPS - so they get put on the side bar.