Apologies for the misquote of Charles Dickens (from A Christmas Carol, my favourite work of fiction) used as a title!
At this time of year, many crafting bloggers take this opportunity to review
the year and summarise their achievements as well as state their goals for the
coming year. I guess I’ll follow suit; I need to know that I have achieved
something other than joining knitted strips together! I won’t bore you with my
I wrote 24 blog posts – that sounds good, an average of two every month; but
fifteen of those were in the first three months of the year!
In January, I finished four quilts that had been started by someone other
In March, I completed an unfinished quilt that had been donated to our
I also finished a Bargello table runner that was completely my own work, from
design to completion.
During the rest of the year, I finished six of my own quilts, four of which
were started and finished in the same year! I also completed one flimsy (also my
It’s not hard to see I’m a scrap quilter, is it?
I made a zipper pouch (in which I store stockings) and a snap-closed
I knitted and gave the gift of a “Little Charley Bear” toy; and completed
just one pair of socks! The second sock of another pair is on the needles – it
took five months to finish the first one! Most of my knitting time, as I have
previously explained, has been taken up by joining knitted strips made by my
mother (with quite a bit of help from me, and some from my MIL and DD). There
have been seven in total, I don’t have photos of the last three; and there are
two more waiting for my attention but it’s summer here and I have no inclination
to sit under a knitted blanket in the evenings!
So, that was 2015 for me, as far as crafting goes. There were more quilts than
I thought so I'm a happy quilter! The Wonky Log Cabin quilt is still my
I plan to be back soon with my first “works in progress” post of 2016 and to
show you the quilting books I’ve acquired lately.
In the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful, crafty new year.
May your stitches bring you much joy.