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.

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