Welcome 2013!

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.

Probably the biggest blog event for me in 2012 was the Zakka Sew Along.   A fun idea that I’m so glad Amy pulled me into!  Thank you to all who joined in!

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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:: Received ::

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!

sew south front of buisness card

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

beehivestate - Your work is amazing and inspiring! So happy to receive your blog post this morning. Thank you.

Gina - You made so many beautiful things over this past year!! Gorgeous mosaics!!

Jennifer - wow everything you made in 2012 is amazing. How lovely to teach your daughter, my nearly 3 year old sits on my lap while I sew and know she will enjoy it when she grows up too. Thank you for the Zakka Sew along; it was alot of fun and I learnt so much

Maeve - It’s so much fun to see what you will come up with next. 2012 was a great year for you! Your color and pattern sense is awesome!!! It is fun looking at all you have accomplished this past year and shared with us. Thanks for your great inspiration! Seeing your daughter at the sewing machine reminds me of teaching my youngest granddaughter to sew beginning when she was only 4. She enjoyed it so much! So did it! Happy New Year!

Amy - Thanks for inviting me to be part of the Zakka Sew Along. It was fun. Happy New Year.

Nissi - I love seeing your year end recap Lindsey! Your dd looks like she’s off to a fantastic start too!

Flying Blind - Terrific year! Here’s to an equally productive 2013 xxx

alicemarbles - I have totally fallen in love with a quilt in your pics. Top row, 2nd from the left. Do you have a post about how to do that quilt ? It’s amazing !

Cheers Jan Hood

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adaisygarden - Happy New Year! Beautiful pictures and great ideas! Like you, I also thank God for the gift of creativity! It makes everyday a whole lot more fun! :)

Debbie - What a really lovely year for you! I adore that your little girl is sewing in her mama’s footsteps and I must again say thank you for the Zakka sew-along – I thoroughly enjoyed it!!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters - Oh my, what a great collection you have from this year! What is your favorite bag pattern you made this year? I am trying to branch out and learn some new stuff in the bag making arena. :)

Lindsay Conner - Did you redesign your blog? Looks cute! Hooray for getting your computer files back, for pretty finishes and all the little joys of 2012. Looking forward to this year!

petrapdx - I’ve enjoyed following your blog this year. I haven’t made as many quilts this year as well but I think you’ve been so prolific with all of your other sewing it’s fun to see it all together. Happy New Year!

nicole f. - love love love all the things that your created over the year. i know that these are just a small sampling of all the awesome things that you were to make over the year! Thank you for taking the time to show me how to make my very own rag quilt… i admire it every time i curl up on my couch :) most importantly, thank you for your friendship and support of Collective. Here’s to an awesome 2013! Can’t wait to hear about what you’ve got planned… I know it’s going to be awesome!!

nicole f. - so proud of L too!! she’s a natural!

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