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.
stepped down after three and a half years of being guild president
tried teaching, didn’t love it
submitted four quilts to two shows, all four rejected
moved house, have more sewing space
Budgeting for quilting:
I had also wanted to spend less on quilting supplies this year. I spend a smidge more than in 2016 but less (and much less) than 2015, 2014, and 2013. However I spent only 38$ on 4.1m of fabric that was for no specific purpose, ie stash.
Every other dollar spent was to finish a quilt off (so mostly backing, batting, binding, thread). I declare that a complete success and when looked at by project, I am very, very pleased with myself.
And that is a somewhat random look at the year that was. Here’s to our very best 2018!
I made more than I thought this year. I started more projects than I realized, but I finished them too. I finished some long standing works in progress. I did only half of the mighty lucky club (ML) challenges. I cut way, way back on my fabric spending. I did TWO charm swaps and cut/sent/received more than 2,200 2.5″ charm squares. I bought a long arm. After a decade of being at home with kids I started working 30 hours a week in a brand new field. I joined Instagram. I was part of the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. I said no to things. I said yes to others.
My blog is a modest blog; here are some fun numbers for you (because statistics are nearly as fun as spreadsheets): over 9,000 visitors, and more than 16,000 page views. I wrote 213 posts. I had 433 comments. And now I feel sort of impressed with myself!