Friday, January 04, 2013

The Year Ahead

So I haven't finished sharing my 2012 projects, but I wanted to share my 2013 plans with you before it got much later in the year!   The big news is that we are expecting our last baby this summer, so since I foresee much sitting for the next few months, I wanted to have some projects that were 'couch appropriate.' I have long been wanting to try English Paper Piecing, and I've had fabric stashed away just for a hexagon quilt. On Tuesday, I sat down and tried it out - I'm afraid this will be quite the addiction!

1:365 learning something new

I also plan to do lots of cross-stitch this year. I have several long-lingering projects that need to be finished, so I want to start with them. I also purchased the Kawaii Winter Wonderland pattern, and have one square completed, but that didn't stop me from buying the Woodland Sampler too!

I do have a few baby quilts to make for friends and family, and my quilt guild is participating in the Madrona Road Challenge. I have fabric stashed that I've decided wants to be a quilt now, and I'm sure more will pop up. (Plus I'll have to make this baby a quilt as soon as we know the sex!)

I also joined the skill builder Block of the Month, and Elizabeth's Lucky Stars BOM.

I have a few baby sweaters to knit up as well, and the other kiddos will need new sweaters in the fall. I'm planning on ripping out a few knitting projects that were started for me, and I'm just not loving anymore.

I think that's enough to get me started! What about you? What are your plans?


  1. Congrats Jenn!! I'm so excited for you, babies are the best.
    I have no idea what this year hold craft-wise for me. probably lots of taking it easy until I figure out life with another little one!

  2. Wow! Congratulations! That is a long list of things to accomplish! I feel like an under achiever when I say my goal is to sew every Friday and make it it every guild meeting. :)
    Although I am participating in my first bee!

  3. Congratulations! I got a lot of small couch-friendly projects done during my last pregnancy (also a summertime 3rd trimester).

    You have some beautiful quilts in the works!