Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 - A Wrap Up...

Well, it's time for that annual tradition of looking back over the past year, taking stock of what I've accomplished and envisioning how much more I can do this year!  This is my 3rd yearly review in blog land and I can definitely see that I didn't get nearly as much done in 2012 as in previous years.  Not a big surprise.  I struggled most of the year with finding time to sew.  It's only been the last couple of months where I've found a solution.  I now get up a couple of hours earlier each morning and those are my dedicated sewing hours.  It was a little difficult at first, but now I've come to love that time of the morning in my sewing room.

I've been struggling to find time to blog as well.  I wrote less than a third of the posts I did in 2010 and 2011.  Considering this also functions as a journal of sorts (public though it is), I'd like to try to be better about that this new year too.  It's important for me to share pictures, which can take a bit of time to import and edit, but I suppose I could be a little less wordy!  (Ironically, this is a really long post...)

And here's a recap of the quilting things I accomplished this year (in no particular order):

I participated in AYOS for the first 6 months of the year and these are the quilts I made.  (Leap Year isn't quite done yet because I've decided to turn it from Schibbles size into king-size!)

Clockwise: Child's Play, Feathered Friends (top), Candy Shop (top), La Maison, Leap Year (top) and The Night's Sky (top)
Clockwise: Pathway to the Stars, Baltimore Halloween(top), Grandpa, Winter Wonderland(top), and Hatch and Windows
Clockwise: Modulus, Shangri La Quilt (top), Coupon Organizer, Hope Table Topper (top), and Thanksgiving Table Toppers
These next ones are quilts I quilted for others and a sewing hussif I made for a friend.
Clockwise: Robbie's Quilt, Gracie's Christmas Gift, Sewing Hussif, Gracie's Quilt
Finally, these are blocks that I'm working on for the Snowmen A to ZZZZ quilt (that I started with my mom in 2012) and a couple of Ladies of the Sea applique blocks I made.  (I've finished 12 of the 16 ships now.)

Snowmen A to ZZZZ Blocks
Ladies of the Sea Blocks
So that is basically a wrap-up of my quilty 2012.  I still haven't finished a king-size quilt.  I have to believe I'll finally get at least one of them quilted this year and on our bed!  As for other goals,  I'd really like to knock out some of my UFO's.  Early this year I'm also planning a big renovation of my sewing room and I know that will take a good chunk of time.  Other than that, I'd just like to continue to spend a little time each day doing something I find so much pleasure in!  I hope you get to do the same...

Until later...

Jesus said, ‘No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God's kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.’” 
Luke 9:62 (MSG)

1 comment:

  1. You did get a lot done. I do not think there is a race to win!