A Look Back and On To 2018

As I was thinking about what projects I wanted to work on in 2018, I made a collage from 2017:

A few haven’t been finished, and a few are unblogged.

Lucky Lucille hosts the make nine challenge on Instagram and has very helpful questions to consider when choosing your projects. I’ve seen a lot of make nine collages for 2018, but my list is a little different.  It’s more general and individualized, so no photos.

For quite some time, I’ve had in my mind a desire to make two hybrid projects, blending sewing with embroidery, and with crochet.   These are hard to get started on, because some planning, experimentation,  and decision making are needed first.  Summer sewing is always in my queque, throw in some embroidery, and a few little projects, and that’s it.

I’ve never made a proper button-down shirt with a collar with a collar stand, so I might attempt one to expand my sewing skills, even if it’s a sleeveless shirt.

  1. embroidered blouse
  2. crochet yoke tee
  3. summer pants
  4. raglan tee
  5. embroidered kitchen towels
  6. basket quilt from previously embroidered square
  7. refashion (I know, so vague)
  8. button shirt, maybe with collar
  9. Christmas sewing

So, you might see these projects completed and blogged this year….or maybe not.

Do you make these kind of lists?


7 thoughts on “A Look Back and On To 2018

  1. KerryCan

    I don’t really make lists like this, at least not on paper. I usually have a vague sense of where I want to go next with weaving/quilting/whatever. But maybe I’ll try a list like yours . . . Yours looks ambitious–I’ll be interested to follow along!

    1. Stitch It Again Post author

      For the last several years I’ve made a combined list of household things I want to do and a few sewing and other making goals as well. Finishing my crochet afghan was on the list for a few years before I actually did it in 2016! This is my first list of solely things to make. I love taking lists, and I love checking something off the list.

    1. Stitch It Again Post author

      I think a general list is useful! I too, don’t have the patterns nailed down. You are already focused on the projects that have priority for you, which is a good way to start. Thank you for reading!

  2. seweverythingblog

    I used to make “to-sew” lists, but then I diverged from following those lists and made whatever I fancied at that moment. Maybe I should start making smaller lists and stick to them. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Stitch It Again Post author

      I find the lists fun to make. Even if you don’t knock off everything on the list, it helps to focus on a smaller number of things you set as priorities. Of course, inspiration of the moment is always a welcome diversion.

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