When you feel like you haven't accomplished much during a year (sewing-wise), make a collage like these....
Swoon Patterns. There's a very active Facebook group associated with this pattern designer, and it certainly makes it more fun to join in.
Of course, my Oliver + S sewing continues to dominate. It really helps when you can buy a pattern, and sew it up in your best fabric and be sure it will go together well, and fit the way it's supposed to. Unfortunately, I made a bunch of the same patterns over and over again. Which leads to my resolutions.
I am joining in with a bunch of other folks at Sew Not Perfect in their goal to "Sew Your Pattern Stash 2015". There are monthly themes, which will kind of force me to make some of these lingering (in my head) projects that haven't been done. For example, month 1 is "Women". Why, when I have no clothes barely, do I not sew for myself? There's a ton of excuses - big people clothes use up way more fabric than little people clothes, I'm not comfortable with fitting myself, etc. etc. Mostly, for work, I wear jeans, construction work boots. I do need some tops - generally, I wear very comfortable knit tops from Target - when they fall apart, I just buy a new round. I'm pretty darned sure that I can make myself a knit top. I have the family t-shirt pack from Oliver + S - seriously, why have I not made one of these? So, that's on my sewing agenda for month 1.
So, without further ado, here's my 2015 grand plan:
1. Make something on the agenda for "Sew Your Pattern Stash 2015" every month
2. Try very hard to make a Christmas gift every month
3. Make a project with my embroidery machine every month
4. Don't buy the child any clothes
I know I can accomplish #1. #2 and #3 are more iffy. #4 should be no problem. I did buy her some clothes for Christmas, but really for the most part, everything she wears is either a hand-me-down, something I made, or something that someone else gifted her.
If you're interested in joining in the Sew Your Pattern Stash 2015, here's the list of the projects:
Happy New Year to all!!!!!