I'd like to celebrate with a give-away, but before I get to that, I thought it would be interesting to go back and compile a short list of statistics from the past year. I had quite the fabric stash and I am happy to say I used a lot of it. I may have gone overboard! In each category I counted individual sewing items as one. For instance, with pj's the top is one and the bottom is one. No matter how big or small the project, I counted everything up from the past year.
Home Dec 8
Kids Items 15
Sewing for Others19
Workout Clothes 2
That's 170 items. Whoa! I'm not sure I'll keep the same pace this next year. However, another big reason I sew is because it's my creative outlet. I LOVE to put outfits together and I like to experiment with fabric, textures and colors. I feel like an artist when I am creating, and I still have so many ideas bubbling and boiling in my head. As time permits, I hope to keep creating!
My favorite item that I made, that wasn't for me, was this outfit for baby I.
And my favorite outfit I made for me was this:
My least favorite outfit was this. Oh dear, "What was I thinking?" I do still have the top, which I like and will try to work into another outfit, but the dress ended up being too big for my liking.
I was surprised that I didn't make one pair of shorts. Especially living here, and I do occasionally wear them. I should definitely make some shorts this year and a bathing suit or two. I could use both items. I also want to make more workout clothes since I wear the set I made quite a bit. In addition, I'd like to take on some more difficult projects and learn some techniques I'm not familiar with. Of course, there is always room to learn more about fit! I tend to shy away from patterns that require too much thought on my part about how to get the fit just right.
To celebrate and to thank you for reading and participating, I am giving away a "Color Explosion" market/day bag, a Maui beach towel, a package of dry roasted macadamias, an aloha mini note tablet, and Kwik Sew 3614 to inspire the lucky winner to try a pair of shorts with me this year! If you'd like to be entered in the drawing, which will take place on February 14th with the goodies being mailed on the 15th, please leave a comment with your email written like this: upcountrymom"at"yahoo"dot"com. I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you like about the blog, what you think could be improved, what you'd like to see related to a specific pattern, fabric, or style, or simply that you'd like to be entered into the drawing and you don't want to have to think about anything. Ha ha, sometimes I feel like this. I just want to enjoy the pictures and not have to think. Anyway, thanks again for making it a richer year. You are treasured! Have an awesome week.
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