I'm enjoying being back in this space and recording all my missed makes. And in doing so I have been thinking some more about why I stepped away from it. A couple of things stood out. Firstly I don't have as much time to create anymore so I didn't have as many finished things to blog and so I simply blogged less often. Secondly because of this, the blog just became a record of things I had made without any mention of the process, decision making, and fun involved in making them. My efforts to simply just have a record of what I made had led to a very depersonalised account and when I read back over it it just didn't seem to reflect who I was. I've also been sorting through my online photos and realising how many things I do that I don't record. So with that in mind this post is simply as stated - a look back at what I worked on (but didn't necessarily finish) in January and a look forward to what I'm working on in February.
I have been working on these Quilt As You Go blocks for my sister's 30th forever (don't ask how old she is now!) Finally I have completed 42 of them and sewn them all together. I now just need to pin a back on, add some quilting lines and bind it.
There has also been some knitting:
A lot of coffee drinking:
Some organising of the new sewing loft:
And exploring of the new house:
Next month should see some more work on the quilt and the cowl (which to me sounds like the title of my ideal craft book). And hopefully starting a birthday present project for James with this lovely fabric:
And hopefully (please I desperately hope) the first house renovation project should also get completed.