Thursday, January 3, 2013

New year, new project

It's resolution time again...

Last year, I made resolutions to take my machine for service, finish UFOs, limit my fabric purchases, and make clothing.  In the end I rocked the first two, bombed the third one (fabric collection still growing by leaps and bounds) and almost completed the last one (I sewed 5.5 garments and my goal was 6).  Thanks to my UFO-busting goal, I also finished 9 quilts in 2012, which is awesome compared with my previous average of two quilts per year.

My goal for this year is to get down to just 1 quilt-in-progress.  It's gonna be a rough road, since thanks to a few new starts toward the end of the year, I currently have 9 quilts going.  Yeep!  To help me out with this goal, I've joined my friend Melissa's awesome group, A Lovely Year of Finishes.  The plan is to finish one project, big or small, every month.

I'm excited!  For the first month, I am actually taking a break from quilting for what should hopefully be a quick & fun project:

Yes, I am finally making a Renfrew!  I have been eyeing this pattern almost since it came out, and I snatched it up a few months ago when it was on sale over at A Fashionable Stitch.  This is going to be a bit of a practice go using some green stretch vellure (yum haha).  But I do need a few warm & comfy shirts for slumming around the house this winter, and I think this guy will fit the bill. 

What's your first project for the new year?


  1. You are so much braver than me busting into clothes! I can't wait to see your finish and I'm so glad you linked up!!

  2. Oh looking good. I can't wait to see how this turns out! Thanks for linking up!