Saturday, December 31, 2011


It's the last day of 2012 and it's time to look at where I've been and where I'm going.

I've just finished tallying up 2011. I've quilted and bound 3 full sized quilts, made 25 doll quilts, knit 24 pairs of socks, and knit 39 items for charity. I've also read 159 books. Good grief!

I have over 50 doll quilts now and have made more than that as I've given a number of them away. I still want to make them, but not quite as many. I'm aiming for one a month this next year although I may end up making more than that. They're so addictive and fast! I'm mulling over whether I want to do the one house a day project or not, but haven't decided on that yet. I suspect probably not.

I am an avid sock knitter and have tried to make three adult pairs and one baby pair every month which is just too much. I have almost 100 pairs of adult socks (not counting those I've given away) and about half that many pairs of baby socks. I don't want to stop knitting socks, but I'm going to aim for one or perhaps two pairs of adult socks per month. See my blog, Knitting Only Socks, to see my progress.

I will continue to knit for charity--see Knitting for Peace but I want to do other knitting as well. A brand new blog on knitting mittens Knitting Only Mittens has its grand opening tomorrow and I've begun another blog, My Other Knitting, to document hats, scarves, and other items which are not for charity and not socks or mittens.

So what about quilting? I'm going to work a bit more on large quilts. I have at least 40 tops made by my husband's great-aunt Clara which need to be quilted and bound and I have kits and patterns for many others.

I have decided to make a serendipity scrap quilt which will be full sized and hand-quilted. I hope to finish it by the end of 2012. Progress will be detailed weekly on my blog (yep--you're right!-- another blog) All the Rest of My Life.

Happy New Year everyone!


Blogger The Civil War Quilter said...

You're a very busy gal! And so generous too. I can't imagine 150 doll quilts! WOW!!!

December 31, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Monique said...

Yikes! I had to go look at my post to see if I'd accidentally added a "1" to my number of doll quilts, but I hadn't. FIFTY doll quilts! Not ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY! Good grief! I can't imagine 150 doll quilts either! LOL!

December 31, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Wow, are those numbers right?! Amazing accomoplishments - all of the sewing, and all of the reading! I am off to check out your new blog - Happy New Year to you!

January 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM  

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