Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012's Projects, December's Just Three and 2013 Goals

It's funny - I do the same thing every year when I mentally compose my recap post. I assume I did very little and then I'm pleasantly surprised when it turns out I actually did a lot!

This year's recap was no exception. When I started making my mosaic, I selected a 4x4 layout, planning to use the blank square(s) to insert a title. As it turns out, I made a few more than 16 things in 2012! Go, me!!

2012 Roundup
Click through to Flickr for the individual links for each photo.

I made quilts, some placemats, pillow covers, a bunch of clothes (for me, for G and for the Barbies), a couple of mug rugs, a fair number of pouches, a couple thread catchers, a cover for Bernie (my machine) and a bunch more stuff. I also wrote a few tutorials, taught my first workshop and joined the executive of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. It appears that my 2012 project theme was "variety" - I'm really proud of that!

So my December Just Three goals were:

1. Make a new outfit for each of G's Barbies. YES - birthday present!
2. Make at least 2 of 5 teacher gifts. YES - reusable shopping bag and 2 gift card holders.
3. Make myself a black pencil skirt. YES! Post with photos to come!

traceyjay quilts

My 2012 goal was to sew more for me and my family and I am glad that I did that. I have been thinking about goals for 2013, and I've concluded that 2013 is going to be the year of Finishes. To that end, I'll be joining in the quarterly Finish-A-Long hosted by Leanne of she can quilt. I'll have a separate post on that in the next week or so. Until then, I hope the first day of 2013 treated you well and I wish you many good things for this year.

Update: I forgot to state my Just Three for January!

1. Complete the second appliance cover for my friend Cathy.
2. Make baby quilt for my niece who's due in February.
3. Donation quilt for a friend's fundraiser.


  1. So glad you were able to manage your 2012 goal...lovely projects!

  2. What a nice collection of projects! Enjoy 2013!

  3. Beautiful projects. Love the goals for 2013. Happy new year!

  4. we are so bad at realizing just how productive we've been - these roundups - whether monthly or annual - are a great way of letting us know. Yay you! So many great projects! Like you, I'm joining the FAL this year, too.

  5. Beautiful projects! I have the pincushion with a bag on my list of to make's. I this this year may be my year of just do it. I always plan and even pull fabrics, and then I pack up and move and find what I planned to make. I need to stop making and just do.

  6. You didn't just make a lot of items, you made a lot of awesome items! A toast to goal-completion and goal-setting. To many a finish in 2013!

  7. Each of your projects is wonderful, I love seeing the mosaics and recap posts. And I am so glad you will be finishing along, I have a lot to finish too.

  8. You were so productive! It's really nice to see it all together, though, isn't it? :)

    And YAY for meeting goals!

  9. Happy new year to one of my favorite people :)

  10. woo woo!
    I was pleasantly pleased with how productive I had been as well!
    Great job on your goals and thanks for linking up (as always)...


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