December 30, 2019

2019: My year in review

2019 year in review by floresita for Feeling Stitchy

What a productive year this was for me! I thought I'd run through all the things I tried and learned this year, stitching and otherwise!

Kit: I began my first Septemberhouse calendar- Corinne creates beautiful printed fabric calendars, and it was a treat to stitch one.

Online class: I also purchased the beautiful Color Theory class by Karen Barbe on Domestika and began assembling all my materials.

Online class: As if that was not enough to keep me busy, I purchased a monthly Creativebug membership, and started filling along with Lisa Congdon's Creative Bootcamp class.

I finished my calendar, and began stitching samples for the Karen Barbe Color Theory class.

I bought a new DMC color card to help in my stitching projects and completed my collection of every shade of DMC embroidery floss!

I finished my final project for the Karen Barbe Color Theory class, and arranged all my threads in color order!

Pattern: I began the One Meaningful Word pattern by Lolli and Grace and really refined my satin stitch.

Pattern: I finished my One Meaningful Word project and began stitching 3 versions of the Lolli and Grace Beginner Rose pattern- 2 in blanket stitch and 1 in chain stitch.

Pattern: I began the Wisdom and Kindness Stitchalong with Beth Colletti.

Books: I discovered the beautiful world of Swedish embroidery and disappeared down a retro Swedish rabbithole, tracing dozens of patterns and buying books.

I finished my Beginner Roses and the Wisdom and Kindness stitchalong pattern.

Pattern: I stitched a Home pattern from the Cutesy Crafts ebook Home Sweet Home, which is filled with lovely patterns.

On a whim, I taught myself to finally use a sewing machine and learned how to quilt with hexagons.

Online class: I embraced my hexie quilt obsession, learning all I could with the Liza Lucy class on English Paper Piecing on Creativebug.

Books: I became quilt obsessed, putting together a small library of vintage quilting books, and discovering the beautiful All Points Patchwork book by Diane Gilleland.

Free patterns: I also discovered Mollie Johanson's wonderful EPP Jam A Month stitchalong, and stitched the first 6 little patterns.

I completed my first sewing project - 2 aprons upcycled from men's dress shirts!

Kit: I stitched the vintage linen kit by Linladan.

Book review: I reviewed Stunning Stitches for Crazy Quilts by Kathy Seaman Shaw and stitched some seam examples.

Online class: I discovered basic weaving with a Creativebug class.

This was a tough month for me in many ways and I took solace in quiet weaving projects.

Online class: I began the Stem Stitch class with Gimena Romero on Domestika.

I got my pattern transferred and began stitching the stem stitch project.

I became fountain pen and ink obsessed.

Stitched the stem stitch project and continued my ink and pen obsession.

Finished the stem stitch project.

Kit: I started the Owl Embroidery Kit by Jenny Blair.

Online class: Became calligraphy obsessed, thanks to the wonderful class by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls on Creativebug.

Finished the Owl Embroidery Kit by Jenny Blair.

Pattern: Finished some last minute stitching with the Noel embroidery pattern by Slow Evenings.

Completed a stumpwork monogram pattern from my unfinished archives.

Continued in my calligraphy obsession with books: The Gift of Calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa Stukuls, Mastering Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe and an online class with The Postman's Knock.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

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