Thursday, December 30, 2021

2021: The Year in Review


I like writing this blog because I like you.  I also like escaping the often grim news on the television; I suspect that most of you like a respite from the news as well.  

So I turned off the news this Wednesday afternoon and thought long and hard about our year in review--and also mine as a quilter.

For me, I only finished 12 quilt projects this year which is not so great considering I completed 20 last year.  But family responsibilities often hinder sewing.  

Favorite quilt pattern in 2021:  Cluck Cluck Sew's "No Point Star" quilt pattern.  There is a free tutorial here.

I just like how the stars float on this pattern and it was easy and fun to make!

I'm grateful that I only have 16 tops to be quilted and more on the way.  I hope to reduce that rate next year.

My UFOS are almost all done and what isn't finished I've put in a drawer to make placemats from them.  I just got to the point that enough was enough.  

I'm hoping to reduce my 19th century reproduction fabrics next year as well.  I know that a few of my friends and family will like those prints and I have two patterns in mind for them.  

So that's enough about me.

The blog in review.

Well I certainly feel like I've gotten to know many of you better--especially those of you that I haven't met.  I think some of you might feel like you've gotten to know the other readers as well. 

I mean do you not look forward to Sue P. and her neat collection, quilts, and most of all her sense of humor?

One of Sue P.'s treasures she shared with us, a wonderful vintage apron for a child!

You seemed to love the "Story Time Stitches" series and I was so excited about your comments and enthusiasm!

Most of you love flowers as much as I do and I can't wait until springtime so we can share our gardens again!

Many of you also have a fondness for nostalgia and are comforted by trends of the past.  

The best of 2021--Judged by readers' comments and emails:

Man of the Year:
Roy Rogers, the man, the myth, the legend, and the most comments and memories of our readers!

Girl/Character of the Year:
A surprising amount of you had wonderful emails to share about your memories of Little Lulu.

Most controversial character/quilt pattern:
You loved her or you hated her, Sunbonnet Sue always initiates comments!

I wish you all the best in 2022.  May your bobbin stay full and your stitches be regular and may all of you stay safe!


  1. I'm so grateful I discovered you blog this year. It has been a lot of fun.

  2. I am so looking forward to what you share with us this new year! I love your blog!