New Years Eve is a good time for looking back as well as looking forward, one advantage of having a blog is it gives a ready-made record of things you’ve made, the successes, the failures and everything in between. I decided to choose my five favourite makes of 2015;
My cable cardigan; it may not be the most glamourous of cardigans, but oh it is so warm and snuggly I have worn it all winter, I even made my mum one for Christmas! If they made the fabric in other colours I would buy them all 🙂
My Scotties Dog pin cushion; I’ve made fancy pincushions, pretty ones and useful ones, this one definitely comes in the useful category. He was originally made as a soft toy for Otley Show! He’s also pretty cute! The first time I saw one of these oversized pincushions I have to admit I was a little sceptical, but it is brilliant, I use it all the time. I keep my extra long flower quilting pins in it, Scottie is big enough so they don’t come out the other side! He stands still whilst pins are stuck in so easily and I can always grab him by the tail!!! A simple make but still one of my favourites!
Sampler Aux Bouquets; I really thought this cross-stitch sampler would take months, instead it was finished in a few weeks. I love the colours and the design, it’s framed and hanging in our hall.
Vacation Time Quilt; this was a block of the month design by Pat Sloan, so I started it in January, not knowing what to expect, learnt lots along the way and finished it in November. It turned out so much better than I thought it would and made a very special Christmas present for my in-laws.
My Wedding Outfit; this was one of those outfits that just worked so well. I loved wearing it, the fabric was stunning, the pattern was great and it just all went together. Definitely my favourite make of 2015.
Happy New Year 🙂