First off, a big thank you to any readers and especially commenters on my blog. I never expected to build such real friendships with people worldwide through this blog. I love reading sewing blogs. You make me want to be a better sewist and bloggist. (Not such if either of those words are real.)
WordPress, the home of this blog, recently sent me a report from the year. These are the folks that are the top commenters here:
Do you know their blogs? You can find them under my links on the right. Sometimes I feel that I ‘talk’ with them more than some on my real-world friends… Is that bad? I don’t care. They make me smile.
Now for highlights from the year. I’m going to steal Seraphinalina‘s bullet point writing style for this post.
- My meet-up with Tanit-Isis. We met up for the first time in March. She enabled me in my serger purchase and I gifted her a choice of embroidered linen-black or white. She took the white and we planned a second meet-up to show off our makes. See the results here from August. I love her blog and I wish her cool kids were my cool kids. (That sounded less creepy in my head…)
- The ScarJo dress and my bro’s wedding. I’ve written too much about this project but never did a full, proper post. Maybe one day…
- Moving in July. This is not specifically about sewing, falls more in the life category, but I love my new sewing space. I’ve just been too busy with other things to get full use out of it.
- The Indio dress. The making of the dress was far less eventful than the taking of the photos. We trespassed. Shhh. They are my fave photos of me ever.
- Over 200 posts. This is number 202. I should have done something spectacular for 200 but lately I’m just happy if I actually post anything.
- Joining the Apron-along. Karen is awesome. That is all.
- Winning and joining the Pattern Pyramid. Someone needs to give Karen a book and/or reality show deal. That is all.
- Losing my father-in-law to lymphoma in February. Not a highlight obviously but it has reminded me that life is about people and not stuff. My husband is his namesake and they were close. I took the photo below at my in-laws 40th anniversary dinner. In the first shot he was making his usual serious-face-for-photos but I acted silly and made him smile for this photo. Hubby and I were fortunate to have many moments over the years to remember. I couldn’t imagine how much more difficult it would have been if things were unsaid or undone. Say it! Do it!
What I’m listening to: Suspended in Gaffa by Kate Bush