Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Looking back on 2015

At the end of 2014, I set myself five sewing goals for 2015 and so as this year draws to a close, I thought I would see how I had done:

1. Make a quilt for my husband
Done, but with only a few weeks to spare
2. Make a quilt for a new great nephew
Done, and made one for his step brother and one for his new cousin (my great niece) as well.
3. Start something from the Millefiori quilt book
Not done, and the second Millefiori book is now awaiting my attention too.
4. Try some free motion quilting
Done, only squiggly lines on my husband’s quilt but it’s a start.
5. Restart my fabric fast
Started, but stopped quite soon afterwards.

Looking back over the year, I’ve completed five quilts, entered a couple of items into a quilt show, finally put the free motion foot on my machine, stuck Liberty fabric on to a variety of objects, got back into dress making, stitched a pinny, a pin cushion and a picnic blanket, made a glasses case and a phone case, sewn a variety of bags using Liberty lawn, created two sewing caddies and a bed tidy, and crocheted three snowflakes! 

The last few days of 2015 have been time to try something other than sewing. I've been crocheting poppies for an Up For Arts project and I've even knitted myself a hat!

I'm not going to set any sewing goals for 2016 but my predictions for 2016 are that it could be the year of the free motion foot and the crochet hook for me.


  1. you certainly have done a lot over the year, I too am avoiding goals as they never seem to work! Like you though would love to master the quilting as have about 9 flimsies on the spare bed!

  2. New projects for next year? I shall watch and wait!


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