It’s that time of year again! Yes, when I belatedly talk about last years past goals and future goals for the New Year…better late than never I say!
2016 was the year this really became a SEWING blog. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it seems I just stopped posting about gardens and cooking after the move
This year I got another mention from Colette Patterns!! This is becoming a yearly tradition… and I LOVE it!
2016 Goal Assessments!
- Knit a sweater…..
I….uh…. started one, and technically I started it twice
- Knit and sew more winter things:
I’m slowly, but surely building up my ‘Winter is Coming’ Wardrobe…. but I definitely need more!
I, unfortunately, discovered it’s very hard to sew for winter when it’s 90 degrees outside
- Sew new patterns…. so…. this was a partial success. I did indeed sew all new patterns this year….
I just…uh… sewed the same new pattern SEVEN times
- Sew and knit more in general:
I’m calling this a FULL success! This year I made : 7 shirts, 1 summer dress, 2 swaddling blankets, 1 baby onesie, 1 cowl, 1 scarf, 4 pairs underwear, 3 Stowe bags, & 1 cape! 21 items!!! For reference sake, I made 12 items last year 🙂
- Put together the sewing room!
I’ve been sewing (and living!) out of boxes for over a year now and I’ve finally reached my limit! This is the year the sewing room gets put into good working order!
- Participate in the sewing community more!
I really enjoyed the Social Sew this year, I’d like to try to participate more in that. In addition, I think this is the year I finally participate in Me Made May 😀
I may also try to find a sewalong or knitalong to join, but I’m really shit with deadlines 😦
I’ve also been toying with the idea of joining Instagram from a while now…someone just needs to explain to me how to use it!
- Continue to sew and knit more!
I want to keep this momentum going and sew & knit EVEN more in 2017! I definitely need to continue my ‘Winter is Coming’ wardrobe… ’cause that bitch has arrived and I am still freezing!
I also may try to do more unselfish sewing and knitting… my Mom has requested a skirt and my poor husband has been promised multiple knitted items I have never followed through on. [Although to be fair, he has promised me multiple woodworked items he has never followed through on!]
So, there you have it! Continue to check in here to find out if I actually follow through with any of these goals!