Best of 2018

Happy New Year!  2018 was full of peaks and valleys for us. And those valleys were really deep. I thought I'd try something a little different today and look back at my five favorite finishes of the year as a way to lift my spirits. I'm linking up with Meadow Mist Designs for this post.

You can click on the title of each item to go to its original post.

1.  Postcard from Sweden 

I participated in mmm! quilts' QAL for this.  I love my finished quilt and its matching mini.

2.  Kaffe Walk About 

This quilt was my first finish of 2018 and I still love everything about it, from the fabric to the quilting.

3.  Sew Together Bag featuring Alison Glass fabric

I made this as part of a swap.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and I'm super happy every time I see it lurking in the background of its new owner's posts on Instagram.

4. Cross Stitch projects

I completed quite a few simple cross stitch projects this year.  Here are a few of them.

5. Nessie

Such a simple, quick make, but this is the first quilt that my son has actually used, so it's a winner in my book.
I finished 29 quilts, mini to huge, in 2018, nine cross stitch projects, two sew together bags, three Woppet bags, a quilted pillow, six burp cloths, and a hand-stitched ornament. That's not too bad. You can see them all on my 2018 finishes tab (link up above). I'd like to continue on this year with finishing old works in progress.

My goals are to move into my new sewing room, long arm quilt for others, take better, more consistent, photos, and update my blog look and/or blog address to reflect these changes.  All I have to do is come up with a name, which is surprisingly hard to do.

Speaking of my sewing room, we installed the flooring this week.  It is Adura Max luxury vinyl plank in the Gunstock color way.  This is the first time we've used this product.  It was quite easy to install and we had very little scrap.  I think it actually looks like a wood floor.  Here are a few in-progress photos of the installation.

Finally, now that we have finished and put away all FLL and Christmas stuff for the year, the kids and I started a new puzzle.  This one is posters of National Parks.  Just like with the Mustang puzzle last year, we decided not to look at the box at all in order to make it more challenging.

1 comment

  1. Wow, you had a productive year! I enjoyed visiting your blog. Here's to a great 2019!!