2015 brought many life changes for me - some good, some bad - and had me re-evaluating the load I placed on myself with work, family, hobbies and other commitments. As much as I wanted sewing to be a priority because I enjoy it... over the summer I was so overwhelmed that sewing became an obligation and no longer very enjoyable. I dropped some sewing commitments that I enjoyed and wanted to be a part of, but just couldn't handle at the time and took a general hiatus from all things sewing related for about 6 months.
In the new year I'd like to keep up with the blog in order to keep track of my progress and not have to track down pictures of my makes, but I'm not sure if it will be realistic or not to make that resolution. Regardless I wanted to do a re-cap because even though I had a really turbulent year I still got a lot of sewing done.
I finished 1 baby quilt for a co-worker, and completed 3 tops from my long suffering WIP pile (not pictured are my first gemstone quilt blocks assembled into a baby quilt - I will use it to practice some FMQ).
|1. Baby Quilter's Mixology medallion (blogged here) 2. Heather Ross Saw Tooth Stars (twin size) 3. starting to quilt my massive queen sized X-Plus quilt at the Nov. DCMQG retreat|
I wasn't going to set any year-long goals for myself but I did think of two that are pretty non-specific: 1. make things for me and my family/friends 2. use fabric in my stash! I did treat myself to a new sewing machine last month... so here's to getting stuff done in 2016!
Since I'm generally terrible at blogging, you can follow along on my Instagram where I'm much more active. Happy New Year :)