I can’t access my tracking spreadsheets right now so I’mdoing this from memory.
I thinkI made fewer quilts this year than in previous years but I like the onesI made. I made five quilts in my “improv and making do” series, whichI’ll be continuing in the new year.
I made a few small quilts as gifts or swaps which were well received. I sold two quilts.
As for my quilt budget, I’m thrilled with having spent only ~140$ this year on fabric and supplies.
And for the personal stuff: for XmasI made three pairs of flannel pjs, a doll sleeping bag and three doll sleep masks. Over the course of the year add in Hallowe’en costumes, birthday cakes, work cakes, gingerbread houses, Guide badges, and mending clothes, jewellery, and shoes, it’s a lot but in a good way.I have crafted a handmade life for myself.
Happy New Year my friends! I wish you all the best for the year ahead. May your fabric never bleed and your thread never tangle. I hope you find inspiration and productivity with all you undertake. Thank you for being here with me this year.
It’s been a busy and fulfilling, also crazy bonkers, few weeks.
There was the end of Brownies: All the random activities my co-leader and I kinda pulled out of our heads and off the internet since January actually translated into some badges! We were surprised, and utterly pleased with ourselves.
We made some hat traders as year-end gifts for the girls.
School ends tomorrow. Both my girls had great teachers this year but especially W. She wanted to make something for her teacher so I suggested a pillow. The favourite colour is pink and the favourite animal is a moose, so here you have a pink moose pillow.
The glamour shot.
The flat shot. All fabrics chosen by W, laid out and assembled by her. (I did the rows, border, and appliqué.)
A close up of the appliqué because I frickin hate appliqué like this but I think I kinda rocked it.
Remember that bag I made myself? I though it was sooooo awesome I made one for each of my girls to use as a swim bag. Except they picked nearly identical fabrics to each other (so now we can’t tell the bags apart) and the bags are a bit too big for a kid’s swim bag. They wound up being not a fail exactly, but more a meh finish.
I did finish the mini for my swap but as it’s still en route I can’t share a picture. It came out great though and I *am* pleased with the finish.
I survived Valentine’s day, aka the “super bowl for cake decorators”
QuiltCon happened and I wasn’t even consumed with jealousy this time around! Hooray for personal growth!!
Tomorrow is March which is my month for the longarm (my co-owner and I alternate months if you’re new here). I’m doing a client quilt so that will be exciting to do and get paid for!
For my next piecing project I’m thinking fairly mindless, definitely scrappy, maybe with strips? Got any good pattern suggestions for me?
Shake and shake the ketchup bottle
None'll come, and then a lot'll
This is how my whole week has felt.
I quilted a quilt for a friend last week. Then injured husband (he’ll be fine, and is nearly better), sick kid, and quilts, and work, and things. A bonkers day of not-enough-parents-or-transportation-options. I finally went to quilt a top for myself, but finished the whole thing in only three hours. So then I raced to finish another top to get that started on the longarm as well.
Truly I’m moving at a pace so fast that I haven’t even been taking pictures.
But ever seen one of these? It’s an awesome, wee ~3″ tall bottle of ketchup. I have one from my stage management days that I used to store acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
While it has been nice getting things done, a bit of a break will also be nice. Next up is some slow hand quilting.