Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Year & One Day of Sewing!

First Finished Quilt 1/29/2012.
Exactly one year (and one day) ago, I decided to start keeping a blog to document my sewing projects. I bought a sewing machine in 2005, but it didn't come out of my closet until November 2011! (Confession: I couldn't figure out how to thread it before then. Thanks YouTube!) After participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day at the end of that year, I couldn't resist joining in the blogging fun.

I have learned so much from you all and I think I would probably still be working on the quilt pictured to the left if it wasn't for all of your help & support!  Thank you everyone!

Finished Quilts of 2012: Scrappy Stash, Does Not Compute, Hootenanny, Mother's Day Table RunnerCharlotte, Charming Stars, Sew Happy Geek, Salt Air Lattice (Not pictured. Note to self: Remember to take pictures before gifting!)

If someone would have told me that I would have a Weekender bag of my very own or that I would be able to sew a dress, I would have thought they were crazy! After all, I couldn't even get my seams to match on simple patchwork quilt! My two biggest takeaways from 2011: 
• Try new things whether you think you can do them or not. It is usually easier to do than you think! 
• Skills definitely get better over time! Keep moving forward!

At the beginning of the year, I stated that my main goal for this blog was to document my sewing projects and to keep track of the projects I have completed. I have the same goal for this year. I want to get better at the documenting part. My biggest sewing related goal is learning FMQ. I have so many quilt tops lying around, because my quilting wants surpass my quilting skills!

I've been absent from my blog for the past couple of months, because of a busy holiday schedule and a finicky sewing machine. I got a new sewing machine (Janome HD1000) last week and I am excited to get back to sewing. I am just waiting on some sewing machine feet to arrive in the mail! 

Thanks again for following my blog over the past year!

Linking up with:

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8 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Katy Cameron said... #

Happy new year! You had a great collection of makes for the year :o)

Rebecca said... #

That's an impressive list! Happy new year!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Such beautiful projects for 2012! Love seeing what you are up to!

Yay for a new sewing machine! Looking forward to following your quilty journey for 2013!

Celtic Thistle said... #

What a lovely collection of projects, there will no stopping you now with your new machine!

Wishing you a happy and productive 2013.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said... #

Great year! I love your weekender :o)

Sarah said... #

Hi, I'm here via Fresh Sewing Day. Wow you've had a great year and made some amazing things. It looks like you did Rachels Handstiched Class too, did you manage to finish all the projects?
sarah x

Heidi Staples said... #

Congratulations, Taryn!!! A beautiful year for you -- look at all those gorgeous projects!

Beth said... #

You made so many beautiful things last year! I'm excited to see what you do in 2013!

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