Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014: By the Numbers

I’ve been blogging about nine months. I think that is long enough to merit a year-in-review post! : )

The Top 4 Blog Posts

Clockwise from top left: Do I Like This Quilt?, A Gift Bag for Beer Lovers,
A PB&J Finish, and Quilty Cross-Stitch Blocks

It’s fun to see what resonates with blog readers, and the top post was the six-pack gift bag tutorial. My response to that? Bwahahaha! I think the gift bag is popular because it’s unique, it’s easy and attracts a variety of crafters, and it appeals to men, who tend to be overlooked in the craft world.

The Rest of the Story

And here are the other numbers, what I accomplished since last January and what I did not. (Boooo!)

27 quilted tissue holders
12 totes
8 finished quilts
6 UFOs (you can see for yourself: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
5 pouches
2 purses
2 minis
2 skirts
2 tutorials
1 feature on Sew Mama Sew
1 featured sewist nod from Pink Chalk Studios
1 Rubik’s cube ornament
1 silly craft-related poem
And countless broken promises to use my stash instead of purchasing more fabric—alas!

Whatever the journey that is 2015 brings, I’m happy to have you as a traveling companion. Happy new year!

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  1. I love the data! Sounds like an amazing nine months. Cheers to 2015!

  2. Love this post, Michelle! Congrats on a hugely productive year. The numbers are a great way to organize info... hm....

  3. It's been a great productive year! Also at lease one stalker .... yep, that's me.

  4. You can be proud. What a production! I wish you a very well and productive 2015!!!

  5. Congrats on your finishes this year and I hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled 2015! So great that you did a numbers recap - great idea!

  6. Happy nine months anniversary Michelle! I am so surprised - it sure looks like you've been blogging a whole lot longer! What a great amount you have accomplished and what beautiful projects! I have to agree I Love that Penny Sampler Quilt you made! Today is my blog's six month anniversary. I first saw your Rubik's cube on Instagram and loved it. Recently I saw this and thought you would get a laugh out of it:

  7. Great list of accomplishments! Can't wait to see what the next year brings for you!

  8. What a wonderful year of accomplishments, I look forward to what you do in 2015!

  9. And one new sewing machine! Woo hoo! Great list of accomplishments! You should be very proud!

  10. You have made some really lovely quilts, Michelle! Happy New Year! Come on 2015!


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