Saturday, December 31, 2011

Taking stock of 2011

In the beginning of 2011 I set a list of crafty/quilty goals for myself. I pretty much forgot about them so I thought I should go back and visit them and see how I did.

       
  1. We are moving to a new house so curtains will be at the top of the list. - I did pretty good on this one. I made curtains for 9 windows! Only have 2 more to go.


2. Step out of my comfort zone and do new things!  I have already set this one in motion by joining a couple of swaps: The Make Mine Modern swap and the Spicing up the Kitchen swap. Very excited about these! -  Loved doing these swaps and plan to rejoin a few in the 2012. This was definitely a good way to do projects and use fabrics I might not have done otherwise!


 3. Make stuff from the books I have. This may sound silly, but I have gotten quite a few books and somehow I keep getting so much inspiration from the internet and making those projects instead. -I thought I did better on this one, but I did okay. Here are the projects I made from books and magazines I had already.


4. I love string block quilts and really want to tackle one this year. This may be a two-fer because there is a pattern for string block quilts in The Practical Guide to Patchwork.  I wound up doing several different variations on string blocks for bees, charities and such. Only the purple string blocks are for me.


5. I'd like to attempt a Cathedral Windows Pillow. - Fail. Never got around to this one.
6. A King size quilt for our new bed - check! See here.

7. A twin/full quilt for my daughters new big girl bed. Also check! See here.


8. I'd like to continue to try and come up with my own patterns more.  - Well, I only did one of these. But I also kind of lost interest. I see so much beautiful stuff I'm inspired by, I haven't really thought of doing my own patterns!

So those were all the goals and intentions I had for last year. I did pretty well especially considering I sort of forgot about them!

With the baby coming soon in 2012, I think I'm going to skip the goals this year and just hope I get a chance to sew at all! How about you? Any great intentions for the New Year? I hope it's a happy and healthy one for you.


10 comments:

Candi said...

I think you accomplished alot of your goals. I went back and looked at mine and didnt do any! I may have to put them back on the list for this year.

Katy Cameron said...

Great accomplishments for this year, hope you have an enjoyable and creative 2012

AnneMarie said...

I agree! Simple goals for this year... tomorrow I'm going to list "have a baby" as my #1 goal. Ha ha!

Katie B. said...

Yep, your plan for 2012 sounds just right! Great projects this year.

Katie B. said...

P.S. making projects from patterns/books you have is a great goal. I'm adding that to my list.

Denise in PA said...

Wow, you did a lot last year! Plus moving! You produced a lot of fantastic stuff - you should be proud!

Marci Girl said...

Wow, love seeing all the awesome things you made this past year!

Rachel Hauser said...

Wow, look at all your beautiful curtains! Looks like a very productive year.

felicity said...

You did AWESOME on your goals, lady! Such a great collection of beautiful things you made. Bravo!

Jacey said...

I still smile everytime I see the placemats you made for me. They are so wonderful! You accomplished a lot, and I hope your 2012 is wonderfully crafty and happy!

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