I don't know why but it is always the first Monday of the year that I start to feel like the New Year has come. We can finally put the Holiday rush behind us and look forward to a bright shiny new adventure.
I am sure you have seen the trend the last few years of picking a word that you try to live out for the year. I did that year before last with the word Fearless. It worked too. Last year my word was Balance... that one not so much. I really let the shop take over my life and suck a lot of energy. Instead of running the shop I let it run me. This year it isn't a word it is a phrase (or two) for me:
Live What You Love: Instead of doing all the things that everyone tells me I should do with my business I am going to do what I want to do. In some cases this will mean scaling back and in some cases this will mean running forward. It should be a great big adventure this year. I hope you all will stay around to see how it goes.
I also have one more phrase "Create Joy"... this, to me, means create what I love, when I want to, not on anyone's time line but my own. I love to make lots of things not just quilts so I want to incorporate more of that in my everyday. Bring more things to the shop too. This also means charity to me. The shop was created to support charities that are near and dear to our hearts and we want to do more of that this year than ever before.
What is your word, phrase, or goal for the year?
Two bits of housekeeping:
1. The Gypsy Wife Block of the Month. If you want to sign up for the first shipment I need your reservation, you can do this buy purchasing the subscription through the shop here , no later than Monday the 12th.
2. The sale on the sale fabrics (extra 15% off already marked down) ends tonight at Midnight Eastern.