Hello! Is it too late to say Happy New Year? If it is, it's probably also too late for a year-end review but what the hell. I haven't felt much like blogging, so I might as well seize the moment while I'm in the mood. Besides, I like to keep a record of my makes to look back on, track progress, etc. It's nice to take some time to review projects that occupied so much of my time and thoughts instead of constantly looking to what's new on the horizon.
So instead of following Gillian's Top Five this year for hits and misses (She did advise folks to make it their own. ;), I chose my favorite nine projects, which included pottery this year. Why not? I still love to sew my clothes, but my wardrobe is already where I want it to be. These days, I'm more interested in quilting up all the scraps from years of sewing and playing with clay.
I almost never like how my underglaze pieces turn out. This one completely surpassed my expectations. I've been trying to recreate the moment ever since but haven't been successful.
This is Ike; his job is to hold salt. One of my top 2021 experiences was a clay class that focused on making jars. I learned all about flanges and gallery lids. See those two dots. They're there so the user can quickly fit the lid on when a jar isn't perfectly symmetrical like this pinched pot. This is something that goes back to ancient pottery and was on some of the inspiration slides the instructor provided. I just love simple design features like that.
Not a completed project...but a completed quilt top based on a really beautiful area near Point Reyes called Inverness. We had a short getaway for my birthday and stayed right on the water. The design is something I worked on over a few weekends, sketching, tweaking, changing my design based on what I had on hand fabric-wise. I hope to finish this year and describe the whole process.
This is one of those projects where I was like, "That was this year?!" Not sure if that's because of how our sense of time has gotten weird due to the pandemic, or if it's because it's such a part of my daily life. I wear it ALL the time. For more details and pics, here's the post.
Another coil-built bowl. I ended up giving this one to a good friend.
Yay, last project! Again, that was 2021? I've really gotten into pattern mixing and patchwork these days. This one even made it to the blog.
So those are my favorite projects for 2021. Thank you for following along! My hopes for 2022 are much the same as last year--peace and good health. Hopefully, more travel this year. I don't have any sewing goals--other than to finish all my quilt projects. Thanks again for letting me share and have a safe, happy, healthy 2022!