Friday, January 2, 2009

Year in review

"Another fresh new year is here...
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest...
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!"
~William Arthur Ward

I've seen a few people post their sewing accomplishments for the year, so I thought I would do the same. Here are my sewing highlights for 2008:


  • began my sewing adventure and started a sewing blog
  • made butterick 3772 for my nieces
  • finished the Christmas stocking that I started years and years and years ago


  • made Simplicity pj pattern 9292 for my nieces that sadly didn't fit

  • made a tiger bag for my mom's birthday
  • went to the New York garment district for the first time


  • made penguin costumes for the twins


  • finished the muslin of simplicity 4193 skirt and jacket for my mom
  • made fabric bird Christmas ornaments for a blogger's ornament exchange


  • no sewing to report. Spent the month taking part in other Christmas crafts.

Hopfully the new year will bring more sewing. Goodness knows I have several projects I need to get to / finish.


Anonymous said...

Look at all you have done, Christine! I am impressed with your accomplishments. I hope that 2009 will be a year filled with new sewing adventures for you!

Kristen said...

What an amazing amount of sewing you have done.
I can't wait to see what you do for 2009!

Happy New Year

Lisa said...

Great job... Did you use pattern for the penguin costumes?

SunnyQ said...

You are on FIRE Christine! Way to go on making so many lovely projects! Keep up the great work and best wishes for the new year! :) Hope to see you soon! :-) -Susan

Rick said...

Hello Christine,

Please forgive me for being so bold, but I am doing a bit of blog surfing to invite people to sign up for my annual giveaway. This isn't some sort of gimmick. I am celebrating two years of blogging and this is my way of doing it. I am giving away a free caricature drawn by me. I'd be honored if you came over and checked it out.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a year it has been :) You have completed some amazing projects! Add in finished Dissertation, Graduated, and started a new job to the list and you would be super woman ;)