Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Look Back...and Looking Ahead

First of all, I want to wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year.  I trust that your holiday season was happy and bright...and that the year ahead is, as well.

Second of all, I feel the need to show off you what I made since my last post...or that I wasn't able to show you before because they were Christmas gifts.  

Okay, I did not make these spoons, but I ordered them custom-made!  I love them and will definitely order more in the future.  To see others, click HERE.

12 x 16 pillow cover for me Mum...notice the pintucks?  So cute.

A sweet tote/library book bag.  Measures about 13 x 12 x 3 inches.

These are grocery/tote bags (folded in half).  They are so useful to have (and to have more than one is even better!) Get the pattern HERE.  They are loved by all!!

 A 16" pillow cover for sister Julie to go with the one in the last post.

Here's the back...all I had left of these fabrics (that match the pillow cover made previously and shown in the last post).  I messed up the measurements of the buttonholes...:(

Another small tote/library book bag.

A small's an odd size (10 x 14, I think), so I also made the pillow insert.

Another 12 x 16 pillow cover...again with the pintucks.

I did not make this, either.  My friend, Claire (from Stoughton, WI...friend, vet, former landlady) made this for me.  It is absolutely beautiful...especially in person.  With the frame, it measures 12" square.

You didn't think you were going to make it through this post without seeing that I made more cloth napkins, did you?

These cloth napkins are for a 6 year old boy...must have smaller ones for little hands.

So.  That's the last of what I did in 2016.  One of these days I will have all of the links in the 'finished in 2016' page.

It was a good year...mostly.  The best thing that happened was that me Mum and sister moved here. More family is always a good thing, yes?  


As usual, I have a mile-long list of things I would like to accomplish this year.  I think that 2017 is going to be a good year for me, though...especially craft-wise.  And, I am still trying to purchase only fabrics that I need to finish what is already started. Instead of buying just because I like the collection and want to use it for something someday.  Ya know?    

Well, that's all I have for now.  I really would like to blog more often...we shall see how that goes.

Wishing for you a happy and healthy year.  Thank you for reading.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


WoolenSails said...

You made a lot of beautiful gifts and love the ones you received.
Good to see your mom looking well and i love her shirt.


Rugs and Pugs said...

So many wonderful pictures.
Great pic of your mum.
Happy New Year!

moosecraft said...

As always.... you have stitched up some beautiful pieces! Thank you for sharing the pattern for the grocery totes! Happy New Year!