Made in 2008
January 06, 2009
Thank you, each and every one of you for the sweet congratulations on our newest little Big Project. 2008 was a strange year for me -- not the least of which was a month-long emotional drama resulting in a miscarriage last summer -- so the baby news is something that I am, shall we say, cautiously excited about. We are 16 weeks along now, and every week I feel more confident. Last weekend I actually pulled on some maternity jeans, so I suppose it is real now.
Anyway, you just have no idea how much your sweet words meant to me. Really. So thanks.
2008 was also the year I tried to crochet. And slip-covered my little settee. And did a lot of satin stitching. And clothes-making. Even for myself, which was something I had never done. I picked up watercolors for the first time since college and also made silly sashes for our annual Miss America Party. Sarah set up a flickr pool called 'What I made in 2008" and this was just the little push I needed to look back and review.
It really was a productive year. October, November and December seemed so light on the Making, mostly due to feeling, well, tired and queasy. I was surprised how much I got done before then, though. (And I actually forgot to shoot a couple of things. A couple birthday number shirts and other embroidered gifties that got wrapped and given away before I could document them. Oops)
So, here's to 2009. I have a quilt to finish. Some more quilt blocks for Twelve Square. Some more sewing for the girls. And a nursery to arrange. That sounds like enough to keep me busy for a while.
What are your big plans for 2009?