Are you doing any celebrating tonight? We're playing it real low key around here. DH had shoulder surgery earlier this week, and as anyone knows who has had that type surgery, it's no walk in the park! He's not the best patient sometimes though!!!
Anyway, I thought that I would do a quick look back at the year and a quick look forward - kind of. So if you aren't into the year in review and hopes for the new year, you can go to the next blog. But I thought it would be fun to look back at my blog someday and see what I accomplished this year. Here's what I came up with:
Hoppin' Bunny, 20th Century Bullseye Quilt, Sarah Seifer, Quilt (I forgot the name)
Mary Corey, Buttons and Blooms for a Cure, Evil Serpent Sampler, Margaret Pence
Jenny Bean's Pincushion, Les Petite Lettres Rouge, Mary Little, Apple Tree Sampler
Yellow House Sample, Adam Alone, Sailboat Quilt, Farmer's Wife
I was a little startled by what I had accomplished as the later part of this year felt like I had been in the middle of a train wreck, but also a little disappointed by what I didn't get done this year. You'll note that in the far right corner is Bailey sitting on the Farmer's Wife quilt pieces. No, it's not done, but yet I feel like I had about 59 little finishes up to that point as some of those blocks were monsters!!!
I had so many good intentions of finishing up some of my WIPs. Unfortunately I didn't get there, but I'm making them a priority this year! Instead of trying to start 15 new projects in 15 days during January as some people are doing, I decided that I would have some new starts, but my priority was to finish some of these: (This is the part where I embarrass myself):
The Farmer's Wife, Susanna Lane, Sarah Pope, And All Was For an Appil
Ann Medd, Hannah Lancaster, Bliss Quilt, Angel Song, Frances Eden
And there's more:
Marquoir de Justine, Mary's Best Handwork, Convent's Herbal Garden Shores of HRH, Elizabeth Clayton
Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, Provence, Village of HRH, Women's Voices Quilt, Red and Black Quilt
So now I've publicly embarrassed myself with showing the results of being a serial starter (and there may even be a few more lurking around here somewhere). And I'd really like to get these cleaned up. So no new 15 projects for me. I wanted to join that challenge - I really did, but let's be realistic! I've got more than enough going on here! Now before you think that I'm not going to start anything, I do have to have my New Year's Day start (in fact, I'm going to have two - don't tell! LOL) - Elizabeth Sheffield and Jane Atkinson. Big ones. I really wish that I'd learn to stitch smaller things! And I'll add new ones during the year as I finish up some of the old ones. I think that's what keeps us happy stitchers - having new things to start (and in my case - not finish)!!!
And I do have a couple things that really want to accomplish in the coming year:
Mirabilia Mermaid for my sister
Civil War Tribute Quilt (BOM) (will not be finished during the year)
Civil War Chronicles Quilt (BOM) (will not be finished during the year)
Sylvia's Bridal Quilt (BOM) (will not be finished during the year)
Ann Medd - the poor girl needs to be finished and framed - she's been lurking around here for FIVE years!
Start the Dear Jane Quilt (will definitely not be finished in the new year)
Start the Nearly Insane (yeah, this definitely fits my character)
Ann Hicks Sampler
Mary Allen Sampler
And about 100 other samplers!!! LOL I have a list, but I'm not going to publish it.
So there you have it - no real big commitments - just try to finish up what I can. I'm hoping to get half those WIPs finished (both stitching and quilting), but I'm not going to kill myself doing it. I know that things will pop up during the year and I'll go back to my hopeless starting of new projects. But you know what? That's what keeps it fun. But it will also be fun to see actually how many of these projects I can complete during the year.
Have you made resolutions for the New Year? I've made not a one except to finish up some of these things. Like my stitching, I procrastinate on resolutions so I've found it's best not to even make them. But how about you? Have you made any resolutions?
Well, this is a quick post and I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and thank you for all your friendships, kind comments and words of encouragement throughout the year. They have truly meant a lot of to me.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
(and don't forget about my giveaway. I'll draw a winner on Tuesday!!!)