Happy New Year! I can hardly believe it’s already the 10th of January! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and spent some quality time with friends and family. Before the new year gets away from me, I thought I’d do a little 2012 recap of some of the things I accomplished last year.
2012 was not a banner year with regard to finishes. But, I enjoyed what I did find time to stitch on, and a lot of it was little things that caught my fancy, rather than working on existing WIPs. You may remember that after starting Margaret Cottam in November of 2011, I was enjoying her so much and was so close to a finish that I decided to stick with her rather than having a New Year’s Day start like I normally do. And sure enough, I finished Margaret only a few days into 2012.
Isabella Johnstone was the big star of my finishes this year. I started her for my birthday in August of 2011, and when I picked her back up in April I continued to work on her steadily until she was finished at the beginning of August. I really enjoyed stitching her and she’s a beauty!
I did work a little bit on quilting in 2012, I pulled my Kate Spain quilt back out at the end of the year and made some progress on it. I also started my Kiss Kiss quilt for my birthday. I also spent the first part of the year working on the Prince Charming hexie pincushions that were gifts for friends. I made six of them, and still haven’t made one for myself. I need to rectify that situation! And in the fall I made some stitching wallets that I shared with you a couple of posts back.
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.
Here’s the inside. I bought the fabric back at the beginning of the year knowing I wanted to use it for her gift.
I think she was happy with it, and I am head over heels about that fabric. So fun!
So, while I didn’t get a lot done this year, I did enjoy what I was working on.
And my 2012 finishes were:
- Margaret Cottam
- Hexie Pincushions (6)
- Bonus Block #1 (AOTH)
- Happy Birthday (AOTH)
- Rabbit Box
- Isabella Johnstone 1854
- Quaker Pincushion
- Glory House
- Stitching wallets (5)
- Sugar Skull 5
- Five Star Pinkeep
- Knitting Needle Roll
- Candy Cane Stocking
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.