Wow. I’m still coming around from all of the holiday sewing. The joint cramps from the rotary cutter have subsided and I’m not missing the panic of another project to finish. I did OVERcommit and wish I’d allowed myself more time to work on my personal projects that I was giving as gifts, but it was a profitable month and the majority of my comissions were enjoyable.
There were 36 comissioned bags in all for friends and coworkers, a snazzy brown cord messenger bag with details from the Urban Chicks line- Blossom for my mom, 2 colorwheel quilts for my sisters, and microwave safe lavender scented rice bags for my secret santa at work. What didn’t get done- reusable grocery bags for my family, 12 months of German Santas wall hanging and matching table runner, embroidered handtowels to match the new bathroom color scheme, Urban Chicks Blossom quilt for my mom, and the quilts for a cure-Quilt Pink! lap quilt I designed for my sales rep. Half of these projects will be done in the first quarter of this year, the Christmas stuff is geting put away for next fall, and it’s time to start working on my new baby line.
If that wasn’t enough I found some beautiful felting yarn that meanders through a pink, cream, and brown color spectrum. I bought the last 3 skiens at a local shop, drove to BelAir to find only 3 more, and broke down and ordered 8 more online. I don’t have the patience for knitting and ripped umpteen projects off the needles last year, but this yarn is so luxurious that it’s inspired me to plow through. The goal is to have a finished wrap by February, and when it hits the point where it needs to go through the wash, it will be felted into a thick scarf.