I've had fun looking back through pictures from this year... remembering the crafty things as well as the family fun we had this year. Here are some of our highlights...
I did a fair amount of travel - personal and business - this year. Rough estimate I covered 7,500 miles by air, and 5,500 miles on road trips. On the list this year: Atlanta (twice), New Hampshire, Disney World, Sarasota, Austin (twice), San Antonio, Smithville, Dripping Springs, Chicago, Toronto.
I didn't make my goal of 50 books this year, but I did better than my usual yearly average... so I guess that can be considered a win!
Paper v. Kindle: 9/34
Number of Pages: approximately 15,150 (according to Good Reads)
Longest Book: The Lion's Game at 720 pages
Shortest Book: Flat Out Matt at 158 pages
Favorite Book(s): The Jack Reacher series. I finished books 1 - 10 this year, and started on book 11 yesterday. I even had the chance to see author Lee Child speak at Murder by the Book.
I often feel slow and unproductive in my sewing. By the time I figure in work, family, housekeeping, friends, sleep(!) it seems I'm just grabbing a few minutes here and there. But after looking back over the entire year I'm pretty impressed with myself... 14 finished quilts (some of those pre-2013 WIPs), 2 quilt tops that need to be quilted, 2 mini quilts, 5 pillows, 3 grocery bags, 2 ornaments, 16 coin pouches, 7 box bags, a pillow case, 2 divided baskets, a Jane Market bag, 5 zip pouches, a casserole carrier, a pair of pants (that Megan refused to wear!), and a potholder.
My 2014 sewing goal... use my stash! And not in the I-have-too-much-fabric-and-won't-buy-more kind of way. More in the It's-only-fabric-don't-be-afraid-to-use-it kind of way (I'm looking at you, oh precious Tula Pink and Anna Maria Horner).
Happy New Year!