Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 {looking back}

Wow, I can't believe 2011 is almost over. It was such a special year for me. I made my first quilt in December 2010 and that one quilt led to a whole year of absolutely obsessive sewing and quilting. And when I say obsessive, I mean really, really OBSESSIVE, like sewing almost every single day obsessive. I made a ton of quilts, every single bed in our house is covered with a quilt, plus we have some extras for snuggling while watching TV.
Oh, it was so much fun. Altogether, I made about 22!!! quilts. These are my favorites.

I also made pillows, and bags, and pouches, and many other small projects.

I took part in a few swaps and joined Do. good Stitches Charity quilting bee.

And even though I enjoyed every. single. moment. of my sewing obsession, it got completely out of control.

So, for the year 2012 my plan is to keep sewing, but also bring some balance into my life. I'd like my sewing to become a manageable hobby along with reading, some exercise, and spending more time having fun with my husband and kids. I still want to keep making quilts, just less of them.

My sewing goals for 2012:
*work on some more intricate quilts, I'm being drawn to Material Obsession 2 book and I'd like to keep going with Scrap Republic, too
*give FMQ a try, quilt at least one quilt using free motion quilting
*do some paper piecing
*work on some new bags and pouches tutorials and patterns, I started quite a few of these, but none got finished

Thank you all for coming along on this wonderful journey. Your encouragement is so invaluable to me, I love reading all your comments, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

Here's to a fabulous, crafty (and hopefully more balanced) 2012!!!

Svetlana

21 comments:

  1. Wow!! How did you have the time for all of that!! You were busy! :)

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  2. Great year in review & great goals! ;-)

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  3. Wow! 22 quilts in one year!?!?! That's insane - good for you! They are all absolutely beautiful. Good luck with your 2012 goals :)

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  4. 22 quilts?! Wow, I bow at your feet! Lovely makes all round, hope next year is just as good for you :o)

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  5. Wow, you give new meaning to the word obsessive. They're beautiful, I don't how you managed to get so much done.

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  6. Oh my goodness, all so beautiful. I've loved following your blog and look forward to the years to come. But a bit of balance is okay too, right? Thanks for the honest post.

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  7. Your creations are amazing! Thank you for sharing them!

    ps. I saw your sewing machine cover on ChalkTalk...congrats!!!!

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  8. What I lovely year-in-review! I also came for the sewing machine cover..glad to find so much other lovely stuff as well!

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  9. All of your projects are beautiful and it is so nice to see them altogether. I hope you have a wonderful year and that you find the perfect balance - I do agree, balance is the key and it is hard to figure out.

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  10. You did a lot in 2011. I like your quilts very much!

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  11. I love your projects! The quilt with the one single girl ring really sticks out. Thanks for the inspiration :) Happy New Year!

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  12. holy moly! 2011 was a banner year for you! good luck with your plan for moderation in 2012. if you figure out how to achieve it, let me know because i could use lessons :)

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  13. Sewing every day isn't necessarily obsessive. :) Balance is definitely a must, though. Happy New Year and Good Luck!

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  14. So many great projects. Congrats on the accomplishments

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  15. Happy New Year Svetlana! I am visiting from Jodi's Pleasant Home. Your 2011 projects are fabulous! Have fun sewing and quilting in 2012!

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  16. I have to say that I am so honored you had my name in the Goodie Swap in 2011! I am still in love with the pin cusshion, zipper pouch and mug rug! And CONGRATS on being a featured blogger on Pleasant Home!!! YOU GO GIRL!

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  17. Svetlana! Just wanted to let you know that you've been featured on my site today! I found you while researching for the Sew Scraps Along that's running for the month of January at Pleasant Home! Thanks for all the Inspiration! ooxx`jodi http://www.pleasant-home.com

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  18. Wow!! Can't believe you made your first quilt in December of last year and now you've made 22 in 2011. Looking forward to following you in 2012 to get some inspiration.

    spinthebobbin@gmail.com

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  19. thanks for sharing your year in photos. You've made some lovely creations.

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  20. Quite an amazing amount of lovely work!

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  21. Oh boy, once you start, nothing can stop you!! ;-)) Great quilts, and I will follow your blog to see what is next.

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