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It’s funny. I never thought that there was such a thing as a mid-life crises but here I am in my 40th year and looking back over the last 39 years and thinking ‘what was that all about?’ Work, marriage and children have taken over, and I have been lost in the wants and needs of others. But as a determined Yorkshire lass I want to address this so I can look back at the age of 41 and rejoice.

What to do?

After a recent operation and time off work, I have had time to ponder and explore forgotten past times as cabin fever set in. I had forgotten. forgotten what metres of fabric feels like running through fingers. The clickety- clack of needles as creations grow. The excitement of shopping in a haberdashery for fresh supplies and the creative possibilities that they hold.

So here’s the challenge.

I intend to make something new everyday for a year. For this challenge I have made a series of rules to follow.

  1. It has to be something creative. Making dinner for the family does not count as this is a necessity  (unless it is a new and more difficult recipe that will test my culinary skills.)
  2. Sewing, knitting, crochet will be the main creative focus- but other forms of art will be acceptable.
  3. Some projects will need more than one day to complete. As this is 365 days of creativity time needs to be devoted every day to the completion once started they need to be finished. (I do have a habit of leaving knitting half-finished!)
  4. Pictures of progress and final outcomes,  including gahs, will be posted here as a record of my creative year.

So, my New Year is about to begin. I am quite excited about the possibilities that it will hold, and sharing my journey in my little bit of cyberspace.

Here goes 🙂

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About Ickleed

Hello! I am a married mother of three very lively children who keep me on my toes. When I am not cooking, cleaning, gardening, shopping or socialising, I work part time as a primary school teacher.

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