I am shocked, truly, that it’s 2013!
I feel like the older I get the faster the year seems to go by.
I don’t know if that’s because adults have more stress than children, which for me is usually unnecessary stress, but I feel like as a kid, time went on forever!
I want to be more mindful not to wish the day would ‘hurry and end’ because indeed it does. And I find myself wishing for that time back.
It’s been a bit quiet here lately mainly due to never ending sickness at my house. Also just an ebb in my creative time which has been countered with a flow in family time.
No complaints there!
I wanted to take a minute to look back on what was accomplished in the past year, so on to a peek at 2012. You can find 2011 here.
I wrapped up several of my online quilting bees and learned that one bee a year is enough for me!
I completed 8 quilts in 2012 (2 that need a photograph) and I hope to be able to make more this year. So many ideas that haven’t made it off the sketchbook!
I continued to participate in swaps and got over my fear of sewing blind for someone! I also received some of the most beautiful things. I hope to take on a few more in 2013.
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I sewed more bags and wallets than anything else this year. I look forward to branching out and designing some patterns of my own this year.
I am also very thankful for the opportunity and success of selling my finished items at a local coop called Beehive as well as my Etsy shop!
I’m happy to have started sewing more clothing again and I finished some things for my daughter and our home too.
I started teaching sewing at Collective last year and enjoyed it immensely. I’m sad that the shop decided to close at the end of 2012. I hope to find a new place to teach and am looking forward to the opportunity of teaching a bag making class at Sew South in March!
In September my computer crashed and I lost access to my design software and photos. I’m SO grateful that my Dad was able to retrieve all of my kids pics from the hard drive. I’m saving my pennies to replace my Adobe software and I hope to be able to have the patterns that were put on hold ready to go soon in the new year!
Probably my most rewarding sewing related activity in 2012 would be teaching my little girl to sew. She received a sewing machine from Santa this year and is so enthusiastic about making things! She’s a great little student and I look forward with great anticipation to continuing our lessons this year.
I love the fresh start a new year brings and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store! I have some secret projects that I am so excited to finally be able to spill the beans on in 2013.
Thank you to the businesses that have sponsored LRstitched, to the readers who make it fun to sew and share and I truly thank God for the gift of creativity.
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy new year!
With love, Lindsey