Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year- 2012 Review and 2013 Goals and Hope

Happy 2013

2012 was a great year for me

On the sewing front:
1- Jacket- did not post
4 dresses
3 maxi skirts
5 pencil skirts
Completed one scrap quilt and started a Xmas quilts

Books Read
A song of  Ice and Fire ( Game of Thrones, A Feast of Crows,  A Storm of Swords, Clash of Kings, A Dancd With Dragons) by Goerge R. R. Martin
Sugar Hill Camp by Jennifer Chiaverini

Home Dec
Sewed window treatments for the living room and the kitchen
I tried cleainig tip from Pinterest

My son graduated from high school and started college- It was a tough time for me. I've adjusted well, he is home for the holidays and will be going back to college the in three weeks.
My daughter starter blogging  http://withloveskejewelry.blogspot.com
I spent time quality time with friends and family
 I met with the sewing divas for a wonderful weekend of friendship, shopping and exchanging ideas.

Last, I will like to give a big  thanks to
1. Amelik in the Nertherlands, we exchange patterns with each other, a wonderful person
2. Sheila- an inspiration, thank you for your encouragement
3. Rosie- great person
4 And everyone who takes the time to blog, post tutorials and share part of your life sewing and other wise.

2013 Goals
  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Organization- Home and Sewing Cave
  • Sew from my stash exclusively.  It's no secret that I have a lot of fabric. My stash goes back to the 1970's.  I'm going to check fabrics in my stash first before I purchase new fabrics.  It does not mean I won't buy fabrics, It means that I have a grip on my buying habits and the sewing laboratory is bursting at the seam. 
  •   Sew garments  that will complement what I have in my wardrobe.  
  •   Do more planned sewing, the rules for this year's contest at Stitchers Guild are very relaxed. Create an eleven-piece wardrobe consisting of two five-piece coordinated capsules linked by the eleventh garment.  I will not be joining Stitchers Guild  sew along, however I will be using their formula to add to my existing wardrobe using my TNT patterns
  •  Sew more dresses using my TNT Cynthia Rawley S1878 dress pattern
  • Create a TNT pants pattern
  • Create a basic TNT jacket pattern
  • Include more knits in my wardrobe
  • More Home Dec projects
Stay tune..... HAPPY NEW YEAR


Sheila said...

Happy New Year and Thanks for encouraging & inspiring me. Looking forward to your creations in 2013.

Kay said...

Wow, You had a great sewing year!

Happy new year! I hear you on the stash.. and yes, let's do something about it, this year!

Mariela Alethia said...

Thank you Sheika and Kay. Kay I am serious about improving my shopping habits and using more of my stash.

Rosie said...

Alethia, thank you for the mention. You are a great friend / person. May 2013 bring you continued great health and happiness!!

Ruta said...

Dear Alethia, have a wonderful New Year 2013 and good luck with all Your coals for 2013!

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