Year in Review - 2009
Well, it is that time of year to see what I've actually accomplished this year. I tallied up the numbers and it was once again surprising. I ended up making or working on 107 items. That number does not include alterations. Don't forget, I'm not just sewing for me. I sew for every member of the household, cats excluded. Much of what my daughter and I wear, I've made. Some of these items were *really* easy, too!
Here's the breakdown for that number:
2 art ensembles
23 other items - including hats, totes, under wear, etc.
6 knitted items
15 costumes - Peter Rabbit and Ben Hur
Amongst all of those we have winners and losers. It was harder to pick the winners - I liked a lot of what I made. The losers were much easier, so we'll start with those.
A green knit top from Burda. It didn't work for me at all, neither style or fabric. Maybe a different color would have been better? No matter, it has been cheerfully donated, am I'm sure it will find a good home eventually.
This Burda boucle jacket. I'm not sure why I don't like it more - it is warm, and I like the colors. I just don't wear it very much. It's ready to be donated away, too.
This Knipmode sweater. Originally I made this sweater in aqua blue and liked it, but the red version didn't work out as nicely. The last sweater I made from this fabric I disliked, too, so I just trashed the rest of the fabric that I had. No point in completely striking out with a third try.
With that out of the way, we can look at the winners, I could put a lot of garments in this category, but I'll try to keep the number low!
First, the Barcelona suit. I love this suit and I get many compliments on it whenever I wear it. The matching vest is also a winner, but not pictured.
Second, the large self-drafted tote bags. This one is my favorite, but I like the red winter version and the one I made for my daughter's music books, too.
Third, my son's Patrones jeans. He *loves* these jeans and wears them every week to school!
Fourth, my red scarf. I love red, I love cables and I love being warm. Enough said.
Fifth, another knitted item, the Manos silk/wool sweater. This sweater is so soft and perfect for summer air conditioning.
Last, but not least, the red four piece pajama set. I am so glad I made the whole set including the pajama pants. The flannel back satin is comfortable, warm and machine washable, too!
Now, I haven't shown you the plaid Vogue 1132 suit yet nor my husband's newest shirt, but I could add those to the winning list, too. I'll do a catch up post on Saturday with those two garments. Tomorrow we'll take a look at last year's goals and how well I did accomplishing those and reveal some new ones, too.
Parting Shots: Another Winner. Wellie seems to be another winner of the year. He certainly has added some excitement about the house! Here he is Christmas morning, peeking out of the tree, after he'd crawled back amongst the presents:
Later that morning, he found some eggnog in the bottom of a glass that was rather tasty: