Content New Year! I always enjoy hunting back at the past year and setting objectives for the year ahead. It is a great time to take stock and evaluate items!
|This mosaic features the top nine most popular pictures from my Instagram feed from 2016.
2016 was one more scrappy year! I finished writing my book (which is available for pre-order!), I made a small mountain of pincushions, I worked on some long term scrap quilts and did some stash busting, too. I finished a total of 22 quilts! It was a very good year!
In July, I did a one-a-day pincushion challenge, which was really enjoyable, but also a fantastic learning expertise. In the course of that challenge, I discovered that I genuinely love operating in a series. I enjoyed having definite parameters to operate inside and the concentrate that it brought was outstanding. I also learned that it really is excellent to make something, even when on the days that you don’t feel like it….and that creativity never ever runs out!
In September, I began tracking how considerably fabric I used each month, compared to how considerably fabric I purchased. I know a lot of individuals believe that notion is crazy, but what a fantastic eye-opener that was! It kept me on track and reeled in my fabric purchases many times. It’s a extremely good issue! Starting to track it right as the youngsters went back to school was wonderful timing, since that is my most productive sewing time in the entire year. 🙂
My one and only crafty purpose was to knit a sweater for myself. Whilst I didn’t finish my sweater ahead of the end of the year, I truly committed and bought the yarn, which was possibly one particular of the hardest components of the whole method so far! I am over half done with the body of the sweater. Of course, I still have to knit the arms, but it really is coming along! I really do really like the colour and the pattern and it fits me, so these are all fantastic issues.
My book, No Scrap Left Behind, is scheduled to be released in February! Promoting the book will be at the leading of my list this year. I have a bunch of dates scheduled in the upcoming year to speak and teach from the book, which I am very excited about.
If all goes according to strategy, my new fabric line should be released this year, also!
I hope to do some designing and collaborating with my daughter. She’s only 10, but I consider it would be entertaining to start off operating with her and investing in her in a far more focused manner. That girl has suggestions and I consider she almost certainly loves colour even more than I do!
I want to function in a series where I discover choices, considerably like my pincushion challenge. I am not confident what that looks like but, but I hope to come up with a strategy quickly.
I am starting off the year with only 9 functions in progress, which feels outstanding! I appear forward to a excellent year of finishing ahead!
I also want to crochet a giant rag rug for my front entryway. I’ve been kicking about that idea for years, so I believe it really is ultimately time to do it! It will be the ultimate scrap buster. Ha!
Do you make crafty objectives or resolutions for the year? If so, I’d enjoy to hear about it!
I’d like to take the time to say a massive THANK YOU for reading my blog. It wouldn’t be the same without you! To these of you who take the time to leave comments, they are quite significantly appreciated! Here’s to a wonderful New Year!
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