Jacket #2 was a sample jacket that I couldn't show since I was testing the Tabula Rasa jacket that was going into production later this year. But I put it in my count since not only did I have to sew a complete jacket, but I also wrote up notes about the instructions. My second one shows up later on this page.
|Cape S vest|
Stitch and flip Simplicity 3884
More Simplicity 3884
Pamela's Patterns Draped cardigan
Tabula Rasa Jacket
Draped Front Cardigan
Draped Front Cardigan
|Draped Front Cardigan|
Favorites of the year: Magic Pencil skirt
Simplicity 2364 knit top
Simplicity 2313 jacket
Today marks my first full calendar year of blogging and I've had some random thoughts while looking over my web album for this post.
1. Blogging makes me conscious of keeping a record and that's good. When I think I'm a lazy slug while the world is full of creative seamstresses churning out designer gowns each week, my little blog reminds me of my own sewing progress. It's why every health regimen recommends some form of a food diary as a way to recognize your successes and analyze what gives you hang ups.
2. What a pain it is to remember to take pics and get them posted....but a picture is worth a thousand of my meager words. I'm inspired now to learn a little about simple photo labeling and editing now that I truly see the value of good pictures.
3. I love being part of this global family of sewing bloggers many of whom would never open one of my posts but who keep me smiling and enjoying creativity even when I don't feel like sewing. I don't write as many comments as I would like (and I'm sure someday I'll just open a blog and be able to dictate my awe and appreciation to the writer) but I enjoy knowing that there's a thread of connection among all of us.
The rest of the tally for 2011:
2 window coverings
2 embellished sweaters
12 knit tops
1 man's shirt
10 dresses2 aprons
random gifts and charity sewing projects
Now it's time to finish packing for a picnic at the beach and last sunset of 2011 followed by fireworks. Of course, living in a retirement area in Florida means that the fireworks are at 7:30 pm and even staying and chatting on the beach with our friends still means we'll be home by 10:-) It's a wonderful way to end the year. Hope that your new year's is a delightful one as well and that 2012 is full of creativity and inspiring sewing projects.