Farewell, 2012!

I thought I would put together a little compilation of my favorite sewing projects from the past year.  Partly because I haven't sewn much at all this past week or so.  I hope you have also had a lovely holiday enjoying the break from the normal routine and spending time with loved ones.  It's been wonderful here and I think Wednesday morning is going to come as quite a shock as we go back to "normal" life!

2012 on the blog has been an awesome year, with lots of blog hops, swaps, classes and bees.  It has been fun to make even more connections with my bloggy sewing world friends and contribute to so many fun events.  I can't wait to see what is in store for 2013!

These are the quilts for 2013.  There were more than I thought!   The last one is not a finish, but since I actually managed to stay on schedule with my Super Penguin Quilt Along I added it in (plus it's hard to make a mosaic square with 8 pictures.

These are all the random little projects scattered during the year.  Lots of these are from swaps, sew alongs, classes and blog hops.  Sometimes I need a little push to get going on something and I can always count on the bloggy sewing universe to give me that push!

There was definitely more handstitching this year and I loved it!  From hand stitching on quilts to the Hand Stitched Camp at Stitched in Color to samplers, there was definitely lots of hand work.  It coincided well with Andrew traveling a lot less for work.  Many nights of watching tv with him while I stitched away.  Much preferable to being holed up in my sewing room alone (sometimes)!


This final mosaic shows some blocks from the year.  Although they are not finished projects, I feel like blocks take up a lot of my sewing time so I wanted to include them.  Some of these are from the Joy Circle of do. Good Stitches, the Sewn Together Bee, Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild BOM, Super Penguin QAL and Farmer's Wife.  Oh, Farmer's Wife, what happened to you!  I think 70-some blocks finished and then just totally abandoned this project!  I think it has something to do with my realization that some of the early blocks are not measuring 6.5" and so I know that putting this quilt together is going to be a nightmare!  On the list to resolve this coming year...

I guess I should also list some goals for 2013.  Since the new baby is arriving in April, I am going to try to make it reasonable:

1.  Finish Farmer's Wife Quilt!!
2.  Catch up with the Row Along
3.  Continue to keep up with Super Penguin Quilt Along
4.  Keep up with do. Good Stitches and Sewn Together Bees
5.  Finish making things for the nursery
6.  Make the boys some pants

I am going to link up to the 2012 Year in Review Linky Party at Craft Buds.

I hope you have a wonderful time ringing in the New Year tonight!  Have fun, be safe!  Much peace and love to you in 2013!
xo, Courtney


  1. So many stunning projects! Happy New Year!

  2. You've been a busy bee this year, well done!

    Happy new year to you xx

  3. A wonderful Happy New Year to the very talented Courtney!!!!

  4. Very fresh projects this year--love the colors all together! Thanks for linking up at Craft Buds, and cheers to 2013!


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