January is a time for starting new projects. This year, in the midst of the sewing, knitting, and crafting works-in-progress by which I am always surrounded, I want to acknowledge that I too am a WIP. Each week this year I’m going to reflect on an aspect of myself and how it affects me as a sewist, crafter, or blogger. It may get deep, it may get emotional, it may get totally silly. It may be something I’m proud of, it may be something I cringe at, it may be something I aspire to. I may say a lot, I may say a little, I may ask questions, I may not answer them. I don’t quite know where the project will take me, but I’m excited about the journey.

ironing board and WIPs


I’ll start this project with a declaration that I Am A Work in Progress. What does that mean to me?

I’ve learned a lot in my life. I have so much more to learn.
I’ve made many things in my life. I have so many more things to make.
I’ve made mistakes. I hope I’ve learned from them.

Every day is another chance to learn something new about myself. Every day is another chance to be a better person.
Every day is also another chance to learn something new about sewing or crafting. Every day is another chance to try a new technique, to learn a new skill, to make something I’ve never made before.

Do you consider yourself a WIP?
Do you challenge yourself to learn new skills whenever you can? Should you?

I’d be honored to have you join me on this journey. Chime in any time this year in my blog comments, on Twitter, Instagram, or your own blog. Join me in my theme for the week or make up your own.

Comments 10

  1. I am absolutely a WIP! Great point! I’m still relatively new to sewing but severely ambitious. I’m also trying to grow my blog and get myself out there!

  2. I’ll never stop being a WIP. Coming up on 61 yrs and I ‘ve still a lot to learn and experience. I celebrate that fact every day.

  3. Count me in as a WIP. Massive, huge, enormous WIP! I wouldn’t like to be FP (finished project): it would mean I have nothing more to discover, to learn, to taste; such a sad perspective.
    Great post!

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