2013 was a big sewing year for me. I tried a lot of new things and I released 4 new quilting patterns. Very exciting! At the end of 2012 I set some sewing goals for myself, you can read about them here. Today I wanted to check on how I did.
2013 Sewing and Quilting Goals
- 12 months – 12 finishes – Join me in A Lovely Year of Finishes – Update: I aced this one! 12 goals and 12:
- Start My Crazy Quilt – I’ve been collecting fabrics since I was a pre-teen (and many were gifted to me by a wonderful family friend), it is time to do something with them! Update: I didn’t cut into my crazy quilt fabrics but I did make lots of progress. I started a crazy block and learned a ton of embroidery stitches. I also collected more fabrics while I was in CA for Christmas.
- Do something with all my Hexies. Update: I finished 2 hexie projects. A Hexie Pillow for Anne and a journal cover with hexies for my mom. I am still making hexies for my ultimate goal of a hexie quilt using Simply Color and Simply Style.
- Make pajamas for Anne – UPDATE: I am happy to report that not only did I make her one pair of pajamas, but I made her 2 pairs! I also made her a pair of pants (with no pattern!), 3 skirts, 2 dresses (one with a button up back and one with an invisible zipper), and her Halloween Pink Tiger costume. I feel like I made a lot of progress in the area of clothes sewing!
- Learn how to use my Ruffler Foot – UPDATE: I did not do this. Bummer! However, after inheriting my new to me Featherweight, I did purchase a book on sewing with different vintage feet, so I am looking forward to conquering this one in the new year!
- Sew a dress for myself – UPDATE: I did not sew myself a dress but I did sew myself a beautiful skirt, which I wore on Christmas Eve. That’s like sewing half a dress…right?!?
Sewing & Quilting Goals for 2014
- 12 more months – 12 more finishes!!!
- Publish 4 more patterns – 1 per quarter would be my ideal goal, but I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t do 1 per quarter, so long as it is 4 total.
- Continue plugging away at my crazy quilt.
- Work on restoring the Vintage Singer 99K that belonged to my Great Grandmother. First order of business will be taking her in for a cleaning and to check the electrical – which I am by no means qualified to do myself.
- Continue sewing clothes for Anne – so long as she will let me I want to take advantage of being able to sew for her. It really does bring me a lot of joy to see her wearing things I have made for her.
- Sew from my stash as much as possible! I started doing this in October and didn’t buy any new fabric in November and December. I would like to continue this trend of not running out and buying the latest (gotta have it) fabrics. I will still buy fabrics and batting to finish projects (like quilt backings) but I would really love to just use what I have.
Have you set any sewing and quilting goals for the new year? What are yours?
Happy New Year!