The other project that I finished was my stitch book and I have used that to review stitches from time to time. In fact, I'm thinking about making a project soon utilizing that tool. I did use that book to make the guild challenge which was another goal on my list.
Below is most of my list with my update:
|Stitching with a "Grand"|
|Close up of "Tickling the Ivories"|
Start new projects. (I did this best of all! This DEFINITELY needs to be an item on my list for next year! 😀)
Sew another 50 yards from my stash. (I ended up sewing 24 1/2 yards from the stash. I have two projects--one a top almost finished and an almost quilt that had I finished would have put me way over the top in yards used! So I don't feel bad missing the mark!)
Try new to me techniques like paints, crayons and color pencils on fabrics. (I put some beads on a project and had fun. I hope to expand my box in 2017!)
Participate in the 6x60 guild challenge. (I did!)
Enter four quilts in our guild's quilt show. (As I think back, I can remember two--Blueberry/lime and Tickling the Ivories-- so next year I need to document what I enter with a blog!)
Sew projects with the grands. (I did! We made dresses, skirts, crafted some stars, finished some hot/cold rice packs and worked on some geese blocks.)
Have FUN! (I did!)
Looking back on my posts, the one that received the most comments was the one I wrote for the Fourth of July. You liked reading about my trip and I was tickled that the information wasn't boring to you!
The post that received the most views was the one about the Ultimate Shape Stencil. You liked reading about how I used a tool to make progress on a project.
|Dad receiving his star quilt|
I am trying to be mindful of others' grief processes and providing space to them. I am trying to not wince when lashed with unkind words. I understand that feelings are raw. I understand that there is often whole books of "why" behind what comes out of someone's mouth which I didn't cause. I believe the effects of joy and kindness always return to you as will the effects of mean and nastiness. I choose joy over mean anytime!
Now, onward to what I want to accomplish in 2017!