2014 Sewing & Craft Goals Review

If you’ve been reading for a while, you may have seen me mention my sewing and craft goals for 2014 a few times.  I had a little list of projects I wanted to complete before the end of the year.  Sadly, I did not complete the entire list.  But that’s okay!  I never really expected to finish everything.  Some projects inspired me to do other projects, so it’s not like I wasn’t doing anything.  Of course, moving my family to a new state kind of put a halt to crafting for a while.

So how did I do?

Bow Tie Quilt — I finished this one!  I made a small, bow-tie inspired quilt over the summer for my niece.  It’s one of my favorite quilts to date.

Abundantly Blessed Quilt (#1 & #2) — I loved this pattern so much I made it twice.  I made it once for Moxie and then a slightly smaller version for my friend’s new baby.

Bobble Afghan — I’m going to call this one a finish.  Sort of.  I made a small car seat afghan for Moxie using the bobble stitch.  I’ve actually been working on a larger bobble afghan on and off since late summer.  At this rate I’ll be 87 years old before I’m finished.

Valentine’s Shirt — Moxie had an adorable heart onesie to wear last year.

Easter Shirts — Another finish!  I made matching shirts for the kids and they received lots of compliments each time we went out.

4th of July Shirts (#1 & #2) — I had Moxie’s 4th of July shirt finished early, but had no idea what I wanted to do for Gene.  In the eleventh hour I whipped up his hand-painted star shirt, which he immediately got filthy with who knows what.

Halloween Shirts — Halloween was the first holiday we celebrated after moving to Missouri.  I made shirts for the kids, though they weren’t matching.  I’ll be honest and say that they both still wear these shirts.  They still fit, so why not?  I stuck them in their pajama drawer to wear with some flannel pajama pants I made last fall.

Thanksgiving & Christmas Shirts — I technically made Christmas and Thanksgiving shirts.  In fact, I made a bunch.  It’s just that none of them were for my own kids.  I haven’t blogged about the Christmas shirts, but I promise they were adorable as well.

And now for the projects that are incomplete or not even started….

Halloween Sampler — SO close to being finished!

Christmas Sampler — Nope.  I haven’t even started.

Camera strap — Ha!  I didn’t even give this project a passing thought.

Apron — I wish!

St. Patrick’s Day Shirts — We were hit by some plague at the end of February/early March, so these never happened.

I haven’t made a list for this year yet.  I do have a list of upcoming projects churning in my head, so we’ll see if I make time to type them out.