Tuesday 15 January 2013


As an alternative to a new year resolution
I've chosen a word to live by instead.
My word for 2013 is balance.
It's a fairly self explanatory word,
so I'll let you do the thinking.

Over the years I've blogged about lifestyle, gardening, crochet and quilting.
Last year after changing my name to selfsewn
I concentrated on breaking into the quilting world,
with a few flickr groups and some good tutes
I found I soon gathered like minded folk.
Connect was my word for 2012,
and thanks to blogging
the world has become a smaller friendlier place to be.
My blog is my diary so it's only natural that it evolves..
as do my tastes in blogs.
I therefore look forward to sharing my 2013 well balanced blog with you.
Clare xxxxx


  1. It is good to be balanced...in every way. Your rug is delightful! I wish I could touch it. Love it, clare!

  2. Thanks for sharing. And loving the rag rug - you've got that all in perfect balance now too.

  3. Everyone loves balance! I love the idea of applying a word to your year. I'll need to think of a better one than 'frenetic' which is really the best description of 2013 so far for me though...

  4. Balance is a great word and I hope your year will be full of more ups than downs...not really balanced but so much better!
    I think the rag rug is stunning.

  5. Yay! I like balance too...love the rug! :) x

  6. Here's to a balanced year! Love the rag rug!

  7. I love it all Clare!! Your words and your work!


  8. Great sentiments Clare! Your rag rug has turned out beautifully. I look forward to seeing you next creation.

  9. a good word, I had a dream recently about someone standing on a tight rope with a balancing bar, and they looked beautifully balanced! a great image for daily life. Have a good week, Heather x

  10. I'm drooling over your rug!

  11. Balance is something I have never achieved - I am all excited about one thing or the next. I will find your equanimity soothing though but can't match it I fear!

  12. Great idea for word, my word for 2013 is designing. Well, every year the same word, what can I do? Love your blog . There is sooo much ballance


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