sometimes a blog post is like an imaginary friend. it’s living and breathing and writing itself in my head for so long that I actually start to think that I’ve written it already. but when I sit down to actually write it all my ideas are scattered and my attention span is short and….well, it doesn’t happen.
this is one of those posts. I’m late in writing it because, even though it is already written imaginar-ily, it’s a breathtaking reflection for me.
how to begin to look back at the year 2011?
I’ll start with numbers:
1 conventional job left behind
1 home life and 2 small boys with lots more mama time
1 website created and 8,003 html codes gone wrong
9 sewing classes taught to a revolving ragtag group of 28 amazing people (and growing!)
at least 10 sewing machines newly nestled into to the homes of that ragtag group
28 new, crafty, creative friends to obsess about sewing with
2 craft fairs
2 very special quilts
100 cups of coffee, 145 (or so) yards of fabric and 310 (approximately) spools of thread
here it is in pictures:
thanks so much to everyone that made 2011 a stupendous year. every single person that has waltzed through my classes has not only been a natural sewer but also become a friend. you all make the *work* behind a happy stitch worth it. I’m guessing there are easier ways to make new friends but none are nearly as fun as this.
2012 is already swinging with an incredible skirt class under foot and a bag, beginner, and superhero cape class up ahead. plus, I got a few soon-to-be-revealed sewing goals in mind as well. maybe you will want to join me with those? huh? huh?
kristen powell says
Love the ‘grain line’ photo! What a year you had!! So glad you started this adventure so I could learn!!
Oh, thank you! I’m so lucky that it has brought you back into my circle! So nice to see you last night.