Wednesday, December 3, 2014
ALOYF--2014 Year in Review
This past year was good for me in so many ways. Here is a quick re-cap of my ALOYF successes and not-so-successes. (I have links back to the finish posts for the months I completed and linked up my projects.)
January--I started the year on the new-to-me journey making a new cover for my ironing board. It still makes me smile every day =)
February--In February I started a quilt for my husband. Just getting all those squares cut out and marked was a big accomplishment for me.
March--This month I pieced all those squares into blocks. Now those blocks are still waiting for further attention.
April--This was my first non-finish month. I finished all the handcart quilting and pebbling for the center path, but it is still languishing ...
May--This month was a couple of small projects for myself. I use the potholder regularly and I keep the mason jar cozy on my sewing table with my drink nearby.
June--I think this was my favorite finish of the year--and it didn't even count because I forgot to link it up =( This pillow was originally intended to be a mini, but once I started those spirals, I knew It was going to be a pillow =) I fought off two of my kids for it, but it is mine!
July--This month I worked on my hand piecing since I was away from my machine visiting family. I need to make more time to work on this project.
August--This month doesn't technically count as a finish because I finished it the first week in September--but I did finish my beautiful nautical quilt.
September--I finished up my messenger bag. I really enjoy its size and sturdiness.
October--Another non-finish month. I got the quilt sandwiched and it is still rolled up on my table awaiting its turn for quilting.
November--was all about finishing up lots and lots of little things for Nicholas's bazaar. I learned that my handmade stuff doesn't sell nearly as well as the covered chocolates ...
December--My final finish. I love this RWB table runner for July. I can't wait to use it then ...
A two-thirds completion rate (that was more like an 83%, with the June & August) is something I can be proud of.