Thursday, December 30, 2010

Year in Review

What I set out to do in 2010:
  • Find a job. This didn't work out quite the way I had hoped. 

  • Work on the marquoir at Strawberry Sampler's stitch night every month.--This was one of the smartest plans I made. Not only did I take the piece out every month but I also got some great support from all the stitchers who variously refer to it as a tablecloth and a toga. (Yes, it's big.)

  • Finish one quarter of my WIPs, or 6--Yes! I finished the Apple Sampler, Lilybet's Spot Sampler II, Mirabilia's Christmas Elf Fairy, Noel ornament, the Folk Art Thread Keep, and Scared Silly.

  • Work on the finish-finishing. I'm not going to set a number this year.--I think I learned I should set a number. Even though I don't necessarily stay on track for finishing that number each month, having a number keeps the goal on the front burner. I did finish some ornaments, a needlebook, and a few pieces I gave away as gifts.

  • Finish sewing WIPs--these include the abandoned messenger bags. Let's get these done before the fabric is vintage!--Finished two messenger bags, Amy Butler bags for my MIL, a pillow,  and the coasters I started last year. I am down to just two quilts and a couple sets of pajama pants.

  • Use up my scraps making cards.--I had some success with this.

  • Projects I completed:
    1. A Little Sea Bathing, Sampler Girl*
    2. Biscornu Indien,
    3. Swirly Girls, Crescent Colours
    4. Apple Sampler, Curtis Boehringer
    5. Spot Sampler II, Lilybet
    6. another "Eat Me" apron*
    7. Happy Birthday, SamSarah (camp project)
    8. Ewe Under the Willow, Chessie and Me (camp project)*
    9. Fourth of July--Quaker Style, Acerca del Bordado (camp project)
    10. Vegas Sign, Lil Scratchins*
    11. Bermuda Isles, Just Us Designs
    12. Noel ornament, Fancy Work
    13. Christmas Elf Fairy, Miribilia
    14. Folk Art Thread Keep
    15. Scared Silly, BOAF
    16. Abbey Lane, Beneath the Sea
    * Finish-finished. A lower number than usual, since framing isn't in the budget at this time.

    Tomorrow, I'll set out some goals for the new year. 


      Kathy A. said...

      and sharing your memories of the lovely Maggie. I so loved her stories. Thanks for sharing her.
      Happy New Year!

      Alice said...

      It was still a pretty good year. You have some great finishes... love that Christmas Elf!
      Happy New Year to you and the dude. Thanks for sharing your grandma with the blogosphere.