No giveaway this year, it kind of crept up on me. So I don’t have anything ready. And I’ve kind of over-committed myself (you’ll see that on Saturday’s update). It took me all evening just to make this:
Finish-finishes!!!! – I found 30 projects that I’ve completed in the last 12 months, I know I’m missing some(not all are pictured, of course). 6 of those were wearables for ME (huge pat on the back – I’ve been wearing my black capris almost constantly since I finished them). I learned 5 new finishing techniques, how to do blackwork (which I still love, by the way), and how to crochet my own lace. I’m becoming more confident in crocheting with yarn, too. I like to crochet useful things and stitch for fun. Sewing is becoming less of a chore, too. I learned how to do gathers, pleats, zippers and PANTS.
Exchanges, gifts, SAL, RR and WIPs – I participated in 5 Tiny Treasures Exchanges, and sent off 2 PIFs. I made a gift set for a giveaway for a Facebook group. I have finished all the framework on Book of Ink Circles, and had hoped to finish the motifs by now. I should have been able to, if I hadn’t skipped some Sundays. I finished and mailed off Pixie’s round 6 of the 3 Ladies RR, (but I’m still waiting for mine to come home). I started HAED’s Fairy Sisters, which is my main WIP, and will be for awhile. The advent calendar has been an epic fail – remember when I was going to complete one pocket a day in November? HA!
I was accepted as a GhostStitcher, and finished one project for them (I have another WIP currently). It’s fun to be able to make a little extra money through stitching. I’m also now doing contract work for some friends. It’s also fun to be able to make a little extra money at home on the computer. 🙂
In blogging, I created 107 posts (including this one) – that averages a little over 2 each week. Not bad considering I skipped the entire month of July. Most comments – 6 – a 3-way-tie between my wine-dyeing experiment, my HAED decision and one of my weekly updates. I currently have 41 followers (I didn’t record how many I had last year, but I know it’s up a lot).
My husband moved home!! Thank you to everyone who was praying for us for the last 2 years, we are settling into a new pattern that includes Daddy. I’m fully convinced that part of the reason I stitched and blogged so much the last 2 years was because I needed to keep my mind and hands occupied. Thanks for your support, for following, for commenting, and even those of you who just stop by to read.