It's always fun to look back on the year to see what has been accomplished. In my mind, it doesn't seem like I accomplished all that much, but when I went back through my photos - holy crap! Seriously, did I do all that? I have the photos to prove it, so I guess I did. **warning, photo heavy post!
It looks like I sure got into my knitting groove this year! Over the course of this year I completed 8 sweaters. Of those eight completed projects, three of those were baby sweaters, two were short sleeved and one was a vest. I also managed to end up with 6 wip's (works in progress). Oh Christmas day Matt and I each wore a hand knit to church, which I thought was pretty cool. I still need to post about his vest and my finished red featherweight sweater.
I had kind of forgotten about this category, but I also managed to sew some things for myself and my girls. Back in the early spring I got on a dress kick, resulting in 5 dresses for me. There was also a dress for my friend's daughter, a first communion dress for Lily, a birthday dress for Ava, a pillowcase dress for Craft Hope and 2 Alabama Stitch skirts for me (which are my favorites of them all).
Participating in two quilting bees made quilts a constant in my making. It's been a lot of fun trying out different quilt blocks. I also completed 4 quilts (2 for me, 2 given away) and started a few quilt tops as well. Piecing a quilt top is my go to craft when I feel the need to just play with fabric. Quilts are such a satisfying thing to make.
Some time this summer I got on a home decorating kick. After 5 years in our house I was ready for some change and wanted things finished. I'm the queen of half-finished decorating projects! My focus was my living room and the girls' room. I made pillows, 2 chair slip covers (for the same chair), a table skirt, a bookcase skirt, curtains, a futon cover, and more pillows. I never did give you a full reveal of either of these rooms, but they're coming. As soon as I take down all my holiday decorations I'll show you my living room, but I'm still finishing up the girls' room. Just this past week I did a lamp project and hung some art on their walls, so it's almost there. I'm determined to get their room FINISHED.
Last but not least, bags. Ah, bags. Can I really count all the bags I've made this year? I had photos of 27 bags in my flickr set, but I know there were more than that. I don't usually take photos of custom orders and I don't seem to have any photos of the bags I made for my pattern covers. What can I say? I love to make bags. In all my bag making, I came out with 5 patterns, one for free, three for purchase (which are still on sale in my shop), and one in Stitch. I'd say that was a pretty good bag year!
Dang, what a year! I'm starting to think that 2010 needs to be the year of rest and slowing down. Who am I kidding, I can't sit still long enough for that. I promise, I am NOT a robot, but I may be a little crazy ;-)
Thank you all for sharing this knitting-sewing-making journey with me. All your encouragement and kind words really do mean the world to me. One thing I'm not so proud of in 2009 is my lack of comment replying - sorry about that. One of my goals for 2010 is to do better in that department. My interaction with you all is what makes this fun for me. Please know that I do read each and every comment you leave me. Thank you for taking the time to stop by here.
Well friends, Happy, Happy New Year!! I wish you all the best in this upcoming year. Here's to another crazy craft filled year in 2010!!!