Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Rounding up

A selection of blocks made for bees!
 It has been a more productive year than I had thought. All the time, I feel I am not getting as much done as I would like, and I see so many blogs where folk are doing sooo much, and I am full of excuses. I am too tired, I am too busy, I ran out of imagination. And that which I do produce is not as good as someone else's, it falls short and is left wanting, and the dissatisfaction fairy has come to stay. And then, following what others are doing, and having a look at a round up of the year, actually, yes, I have done a fair amount. and I have had a lot of fun doing it. I have learnt some new techniques, and tried very hard to do good work for the other folk in various bees.
This past year, I have joined swaps for the first time, and joined bees for the first time. I have made some lovely bloggy/online friends, and met up IRL with the lovely Lucy. She is so ready to pop, I do not know how she is still standing!

The number of bags made this year is astonishing!
I have been introduced to frame purse making, and still have a frame lurking, awaiting the perfect project . I have tried free embroidery on soluble film, and made brooches with the technique. I have made key fobs with 'key fob furniture'
I have been introduced to box bottoms, and varieties of zippy finishes.
My pocket making skills have also been honed. And my under pressure sewing ordeals have been tried and tested!

So what is new?

I have been ultra extravagant, and bought a ticket to the FQ retreat next summer!

I am not usually good at gatherings, and I am very nervous about it- But May will be there, and Hadley- my most recent swap mama,- and Jan and Nicky and all sorts of other folks I would love to meet- I am sure I will love them all- but will a weekend be long enough to get to know them? All of them! I cannot list them all- too many!

But I will be brave, and go and I trust all will be well.

So here is looking forward to a new year, and lots more fun sewing!

May your new year be fun, and filled with love and laughter- may you be well and be happy.


Second Chance Tan said...

Send that disatisfaction fairy packing..... the 'well chuffed' fairy should be moving in! You will have a fab time at FQ retreat, I was scared, so scared last yearm but meeting other people has really enhanced my enjoyment of blogging..... here's to 2013 xx

cheeky monkey said...

You are going to FQ? Oh you are so lucky! I wish you lots of fun meeting all those blogger. This will be an amazing event.

You made so many lovely things this year! Fantastic!

Barb and Sharon said...

It's amazing when you look back and see what you have done.

Janine said...

I'm amazed you thought you didn't get much done! I've been envying how prolific you are all year! Congrats on all those wonderful makes and Happy Sewing in 2013 x

Di said...

You have made do much. Be proud at what you have done. I, for one, am so glad that you joined our bee and it is going to be so much fun when we can meet up at the FQ retreat. Remember you will have friends there. Di x

Collette said...

wow such productivity over the last year and well done on braving the fq retreat! you will have great fun I am sure! x

Scrapatches said...

Nice blocks! Love the kitty block ... reminds me of our black/white tuxedo cat's markings ... :) pat

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