Thursday, January 1, 2009

Two Thousand Eight Review

Barcelona Bag
Originally uploaded by CreativeReveries
Happy 2009! If what you do on January 1st is an indication of what you're doing for the rest of the year, then I'm going to be parked on the couch and knitting all year. Maybe I shouldn't have had the last glass of champagne last night...

Before I jump into 2009, let's look back at 2008 for a moment. Here are my sewing goals from 2008 and the outcome of each:

1. Sew a quilt. I've been wanting to do this for a while but couldn't decide on a pattern. I've finally decided. - I made not one, but TWO quilts this year. Yippee!

2. Sew pants. I shouldn't be scared to do this. Finding pants that fit well is probably a lot more difficult than sewing well fitted pants. Right (she asks nervously)??? - Nope, didn't do this.

3. Finish what I start (or else don't start it at all). Enough said. - I think for the most part I was pretty successful with this goal. I don't have a lot of UFOs lying around (only three - two of these are sweaters that just need buttons).

4. Sew with a plan. I am completely guilty of sewing random items that don't coordinate well with other pieces in my wardrobe. This is a shame on many levels but especially so because I don't end up wearing the garment that often. - Again, for the most part I was successful at this.

5. Make at least one pattern on my own. This will be challenging but I am very excited and optimistic about the experience. - I didn't do this.

For 2009, I want to complete my goals for 2008 (sew pants, make my own clothing pattern). I also want to sew better garments. I am guilty of not wearing everything I make. If it's not worth wearing, I don't want to make it.

Another goal for 2009 is to finally finish the pattern that I've been slowly working on for the Barcelona Bag. This bag is my favorite and most used item that I've made all year. I'm hoping with the pattern, others can make it and love it just as much as I do.

I wish you all a wonderful year.


  1. Happy New Year's Stephanie! I'm just taking a break from knitting right now. My fingers were starting to hurt ;)

    We really need to get together soon! When are you free??

  2. Happy New Year! Looking forward to that bag pattern!!!

  3. Congratulations on meeting a lot of your sewing goals! I love that bag - had to go back and find the original post, it's fantastic!

  4. Man, that bag is gorgeous! I am wishing you the very best in 2009!

  5. I would totally buy that bag pattern!


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