I also made one other little piece that I haven’t shared yet. I made a knitting needle case for a friend’s birthday. I love the way it turned out.
For 2013, I have three main stitching pieces I was to focus on – John Reed, Anniversaries of the Heart and And They Sinned. All three of those are pretty big undertakings, but certainly not an unreasonable feat to finish them all this year. I did also have a new start on New Year’s Day, but I chose a piece that’s a bit smaller. In fact, I’m already half way finished with it.
Also this year I want to focus on my quilting. I did so little sewing last year that I want to rectify that situation. I bought a lot of fabric, but now I need to do something with it! I definitely want to work on finishing some of the quilt WIPs I have in progress. So these will be my focus this year:
Blue & White
Plus I intend to get back on track with my niece and helping her with her first quilt.
I definitely think these are all reachable goals, and it will be nice to focus on some of the pieces I’d really like to finish.
What’s your plan for 2013?
I am grateful for refocusing.
And you may have spied in that first photo my new Christmas scissor case. It was made by a sweet friend to go with some stitching wallets I decided to make for some friends. I have to say that my first try on the stitching bags went pretty well! By the fifth one, I think I got the knack of it! The fabric is Kate Spain’s new Christmas line, Joy. I just loved the little snowballs on the turquoise background.
And speaking of Kate Spain…you may be wondering how that Christmas quilt of mine is coming along?
I hope the holidays are a magical time for you and your families. Take a moment to find a bit of peace for yourself amidst all the hustle and bustle. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the continued inspiration I get from all of you!
I am grateful for Christmas carols on the stereo, an applesauce cake in the oven, twinkling lights on the tree, and my family around me.