A new year, a few new WIPS!
The year of the dumpster fire wasn’t entirely awful.
Okay I like that Doge meme too much…I admit it.
So, I’m going to follow the example I see everyone else doing today, and posting my LAST POST OF 2013!! (insert echo here)
I have been diligently working away for the past week or so in my sewing room! I finished my little Superman quilt, and he’ll be shipped off to a sweet little boy soon, along with a last minute gift for his sister! I made a quilted bag for a friend of mine, I actually got all my 9-square blocks put together and added to my rainbow quilt, all kinds of fun things!!! But, these are all just the past week. Let’s take a look back at 2013 shall we?
(get your fancy drinks ready!) This is mine….it’s sweet tea…
I got my new sewing machine this year! It’s a Brother xl2610 and it’s pink and I love it! I tried to get an extension table for it, which turned sour quickly (betrayed by amazon.com!) but, then my husband came to the rescue and used his manly skills to make my sewing table into a REAL SEWING TABLE!
I believe this year started (for sewing anyhow) with the big ugly brown quilt…okay it’s not ugly anymore. It’s just made of the uglier fat quarters from my stash. It’s still around…just…folded neatly under my quilting table on a huge box. Honestly, I’m a little scared to try and finish it now. It was pieced together with who knows what kind of thread, and since the chevron quilt fiasco, I’m worried it was with the tan cotton that lead to….that.
The next project was the aforementioned chevron quilt. While this ended very sadly, with tears, and an extended stay away from my sewing room, it was a great learning experience, I still really like it (it’s in my living room now) and I do plan on eventually taking the time to sit down and fix the holes.
In between those two quilts, I did make some stuffed animals. There was a piggy, a few owls, some bunnies! Even a turtle! So precious…I just love those little guys. I also made a few coasters just to really tweak my sewing basics…and to have something in my shop.
I really started playing with jellyrolls after the chevron quilt, and I started working on the rainbow blanket. That…kind of went on hold for a little bit, but for a good cause! I mean hello!? Superman blanket?! Then….that went on hold…but it was mostly out of fear of ripping seams and sewing with minky.
I dabbled in some doll clothes making this year, too! It…is very difficult. All those tiny seams, all those tiny tiny things….but they do turn out so precious. It makes you feel good when you can sit down for a couple of hours and finish a project super fast.
I found this video for the Missouri star quilting company just a month or so ago and I have been making these quilted bags since. I really like them; I feel like they’re a grown up bag! And, I had a giveaway on my Facebook page for reaching 100 likes, and gave away one of those quilted bags!
This year has truly been a year of learning experiences, ups and downs, even a few lefts and rights. I plan on doing a whole lot more in 2014, so stay tuned! (are we saying twenty-fourteen yet? or is it still two thousand fourteen? I’m going with twenty-fourteen)
I also want to give a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! To my sweet little helper, Al! He turned 3 years old today!
So until next year!! I hope everyone has a fun night! And a happy new year!!! Happy sewing!