Thursday, December 31, 2015

Year End Accounting

At the beginning of each year, I make a plan on what projects I want to finish. This year, I also made a goal of using 50 yards of fabric from my stash.

I wanted to quilt these:
Butterfly:
It's pieced. I just need to figure out the quilting!

















BOM: I wanted to embroider words as one of the borders. . .well, I still want to; but, need to be more proficient at the embroidery!










Chickens--this was a BOM from about 2007! I have most of the applique done. Need to put the blocks together and finish the applique that crosses over the blocks.

There are also some smaller projects; but, enough of what didn't get done as this is supposed to be a blog about FINISHING! :)
By the way, I plan to leave ALL of these projects on the list for next year!













I did quilt these:
Pinwheel Twist
made from some old blocks. . .hmmm the story could be a future blog!

Blueberry Lime. I blogged about it here and here.

Dad's Stars. I blogged about it here and here

Ouch:A book club quilt for the book, "Jane."


Ripples: A book club quilt for the book, "The Husband's Secret." I blogged about it here.



Pathways: A book club quilt for the book, "Wild." I blogged about it here.

Joy One. I had LOADS to blog about the words here and here!
Joy Two: You can read about it here and here.


Circus quilt. This is a raffle quilt for a small group that I'm part of. I completed all of the machine applique. 


Positively: A book club quilt for the book, "Where Lilacs Still Bloom." You can read about the process here, here and here.

The grands wanted pajamas and dresses/outfits. Of course, I obliged! You can read about the cape here. Last week, I blogged about the jean skirt and pajamas I stitched from fabrics that the grands had picked. You can see those photos here.





Four of the pillow cases that we stitched.
The granddaughters and I stitched 26 pillowcases. My goal was 24; but, the grands got excited with the fabric selection so we made extra. We donated 21 to a transition house. The oldest granddaughter can't understand that some kids might not have a pillowcase of their own. She likes picking the fabrics!













The liner and cover
I also made 14 hot/cold rice packs. These are gifts for family and friends. 



Rice Pack ready to use!



























I embroidered 45 tea cup luggage tags as gifts for the Spring retreaters. Then I embroidered about a dozen more just for gifts!!

The theme for the Spring Retreat was "Tea for 42" so I made the tea cup luggage tags; but the other luggage tags were just too cute to not stitch!











There was also that special stocking.

I used about 65 yards of fabric from my stash. I replaced at least 15 yards; but I do have a little more space in my fabric tubs. The emphasis here is "little." My stash needs more thinning! 

A highlight of the year was working with a small group and working through The Artist's Way exercises. I found the group input helpful and inspiring. It has been about six months since we met; but, I'm still following my plan. . .well, at least, I'm planning and working towards goals! It has been a great year! Now to refine my plans and make 2016 an even more productive year!

8 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with all you've accomplished. All the projects are nice but those little girls in their new clothes are just SO cute!
    Karen kfstitcher

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    1. Karen, Grand kids. . .no matter the age/size are always cute and fun to sew clothes for. . .especially when they react with such glee! Thank you for your comment!-Terry

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  2. Terry,
    May God bless you with a peace filled and productive new year.
    Luann

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    1. Luann, thanks! God is great and God is good ALL of the time!--Terry

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  3. its wonderful to look back and see just what was achieved x Well done x

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    1. Diane, It was good to see the finished projects. I had lost track! Thank you for commenting and visiting!--Terry

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  4. Great work! We always wish we could do more, but it is good to realize that we still did a lot!

    Ruffled Roses caught my eye right away -- that's on my list for this year. Right after Stars for a New Day! Let's have a wonderful, stitchy new year!

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  5. Monica--those Ruffled Roses would have been completed some time ago. . .if I hadn't decided to make the quilt larger! Yes, let's have a wonderful, stitchy new year!!--Terry

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