I don't feel like I've really accomplished much recently - but when I thought a bit harder - I had.
One of the things I would really like to be to do is draw. Nothing fancy - just what I see and ideas in my head onto paper. I've always felt I couldn't. So, on one of my trips to Borders I had a look at the 'how to draw' books and bought 'The complete idiot's guide to drawing'. I started off and thought this is OK. Then I had to draw my hand - hmm I thought, this is where it all starts to go wrong - but it didn't - it actually looks like a hand. I was euphoric. Now - I'm not saying it's the best hand ever drawn - but it does look like a hand and is in proportion (ish). So I think there might be hope for me yet.
What I realised was all the time I was telling myself I couldn't draw, I didn't even try - when I tried I wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought I'd be. So for all of you out there with things you want to do but have convinced yourself you can't - give it a go. I'm sure you won't be anywhere as bad as you thought you'd be. I may brave later on and post some of the exercises but I'm still at the very early stages.
The other thing I want to improve is my machine quilting - ideally I'd like to wake up one morning, go on the machine and find I'm fantastic at it. However, I know what I need to do is do a bit each day, do the exercises and I will improve.
I've also been trying to sort out my craft room - it really is a mess and has lots of things in it that I haven't used for years - so there are some donations to friends being made - and lots more for the bin / recycling.
I'll have to go - the clutter calls.