Friday, January 20, 2012

Resolved to Sew 2012

If you don't live under a rock, you've probably already heard about the Resolved to Sew 2012 giveaway at Very Berry Handmade.

Besides the great prizes, like this


and this...


and these lovely polka dots...


this giveaway also gives us an opportunity to really think about what we want to achieve in the sewing room in 2012. 
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As opposed to "resolutions" as I am, I do love a good list so here's my list of quilting projects I hope to complete in 2012:

1.  Swoon...of course. I'll have to let it out of prison sometime.

2.  A Ghastlies quilt, shamelessly copied from admiringly inspired by Anna's beauties. I've had the fabrics for a while and the OnlyChild kind of claimed the yet-to-be-started quilt as her own. She might get lucky. Maybe.

3.  Christmas stars quilt - I received some fabric in a giveaway from Crystal and then I got the perfect pattern from my Mum for Christmas so that's going on the list.

4.  Then there are the two ongoing projects - the bow-ties and the strings quilts. I work on them in between other projects or when I need to do something that doesn't required too much prep. I'd at least like to get the tops done this year.

5.  Finally, there are always holiday projects in the works. In fact, I finished one last night:


This was one of the possibilities for FNSI tonight, but I felt like sewing last night and actually finished it. It will hang up on my stand in the front hallway (when I take down Snowdrops at the end of the month - even though winter's nowhere near over).

I've also got a couple of other sewing projects - garments - to make this year. I bought the fabric to make a Paris Jacket from Sew Serendipity. I really wanted a deep, mustard yellow but I couldn't find anything in the right weight (and price range) so I got a goldish-coloured corduroy. Since I haven't cut into it yet, there's still the opportunity to shop for what I want and use this fabric for a skirt or something else. More on that later...

So, there you have it: my Resolved to Sew 2012 list. Go over to Very Berry Handmade and enter their giveaway. I'd love to see what's on your list!

8 comments:

renaissanceSandi said...

Love your idea of setting sewing goals for 2012! I am going to copy it for myself! Thanks!

Alli said...

That's a happy little mini for Valentine's Day! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm, I think I've been living under a rock? Looks like an awesome list - should be a fun sewing year for you.(wait, was Swoon in there? I can't go and look without losing this comment.). Love that little mini!

Thimbleanna said...

Ha - it was #1 - I knew you couldn't leave your beloved out LOL!

Katie said...

Sewing goals? I have goals for other aspects of my life, but somehow I've never made sewing goals! I must do that! I love your mini, it's very sweet :-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I've been living under a rock with Anna. We're a happy family. LOL! Haven't heard about the give away. The mini is adorable! I WAS going to sew tonight but at the last minute, I got stuck on a phone call from 5:30pm to 8pm tonight for work. SO not fun!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Well,I guess that I too live under a rock! Love your mimi heart quilt :)

Ramona said...

I love that idea too. And oh the gorgeous fabric! I have a Ghastlies quilt that I have been working on too. It took a bit more figuring out than I realized, but I will gladly add it to my 2012 list. I think I need to start doing some smaller projects so I can actually see some completions. I love your little Valentines heart - very sweet.