It’s traditional at New Year to look back at what the year held.
For me, the most interesting thing is what I made! So, here are the finishes (I don’t count the projects still in progress, and there are plenty of them!):
36 F2F blocks
25 scrappy postage stamp blocks for the ScrapHappy quilt Grey Nomad
The Cloths of Heaven queen size quilt for my niece’s wedding present
12 Hatbox blocks
9 blocks, quilting and assembly of Time for Teal OCA charity quilt
5 blocks, quilting and assembly of Stay+ OCA charity quilt
18 hexie flowers so far for the ScrapHappy Anemone quilt
A handful of dresses and tops
A handful of Stitch Along embroidery projects
A handful of smaller quilted projects: cushion covers, heat pads, etc.
It isn’t that much, when I list it like that, but I had a busy year. I’m also not forgetting the work I did on our motorbike trailer, which was heavy and time consuming, but so worth it. And I’m giving myself credit for time spent in hospital having my spine ‘scaffolded’ and getting myself back from the scary precipice of dependency on heavy duty pain relief.
For next year, I have a whole bunch more hexies to make for Scrap-Happy and Anemone to assemble, Tealed with a Kiss to be made for OCA, two entire F2F quilts to assemble, the Hatbox quilt to finish, a couple of dressmaking projects to restart, a quilt for my sister-in-law (still to be discussed and designed!), and I’d really like to restart the Cosmatesque wall hanging for my eldest niece. So, plenty to keep me busy. I’m sure other things will interfere, and mundane stuff will take priority, but it’s good to have goals.
I have also lost 5kg (11 pounds) in the run up to Christmas, and haven’t put any of it back on over the season of traditional over-eating, so I’m hoping that process will continue now that I’m out of pain and able to move much more freely. The Husband of Chiconia is also happy to report a loss, so we must be doing something right 🙂
A very Happy New Year to everyone. May you all have a beautifully creative 2017 🙂