The Memes are wrong

I keep seeing memes about how a 2020 planner was the worst purchase of the year. I disagree. This past year was one of the strangest I have lived through and in all honesty, my planner was a tremendous tool for helping me get through it. As I look back it may not have the same kind of things in it as years past, but it was full of events of other kinds.

2020 was a year of experiments. Every idea I had got a corresponding action written into my planner. Every zoom meeting and facetime call got put on a schedule and even if I didn’t keep to it exactly, having the structure of a day and time for each thing kept the days from blending into each other — well mostly. I even wrote in things like laundry this year, and pencilled in the days where I planned to pamper myself with a bubble bath. I also wrote basic outlines for these blog posts in the planner so I remembered to post regularly. Some things worked out and some didn’t. The things that worked are in the planner again on a new day for the next week, month or year.

I am also seeing lots of posts saying goodbye to 2020 as if on New Years Day everything is magically going to change for the better. Hope is good, but realistically January 2 is not going to be significantly different than December 30. There is much that has to happen yet for the pandemic to run it’s course, and plenty of healing for the whole world to do before economies and many of our social systems reform and recover. But for myself, I am looking forward to a full planner for 2021.

Photo by Anete Lusina on

I have a bunch of new things getting ready and I hope that you put some of them at least into your own new planners. One thing that will launch quite soon is a new quilt kit. I really enjoyed putting this one together. The Planted with Love fabric line is cheerful and playful and includes a panel with images of seed packets that are used here in the innermost border. I am getting the pattern printed and kits cut this coming week and if you would like me to reserve a kit for you just let me know. We can even do curbside pickup if you want. I’m calling it Bed and Borders. Refernces to both gardens and quilts. It finishes at 53 x 68.

For other merchandise available check the new page on this site, titled approproiately, Merchandise. I will do my best to keep it updated with highlights from our stock, and will continue to add more as my photography skills allow. It is my hope that this new addition to the website will allow you to continue to shop small and local. Online payments are not yet available, but message me with what you would like to purchase and I will let you know exactl totals so you can write a check, put cash in an envelope or pickup curbside with a credit card in person.

Here’s to good plans for 2021 and a Healthy happy and prosperous New Year.

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