Sunday 1 January 2012

Goodbye 2011 ~ Hello 2012...

I've enjoyed seeing the recaps of what everyone has achieved during 2011 and thought it might be a nice way for me to see what I've achieved in the five months I've been blogging. So, here are the projects I've finished from August to December in 2011. If you'd like to find out more, click on a photo to take you to the post...

I suppose it looks quite a lot and I was actually quite surprised when I gathered them all together. Bear in mind, I am at a stage in my life where my children are grown up and I no longer work outside the home, which means my days are mine to do with as I please.

I am in awe of the number of mums with young children, whom I have met online and who sew or craft and blog. I am continually amazed at their ability to fit in sewing time, whilst raising a family. I take my hat off to you all.

My five months blogging has brought me so much more than time spent sewing. I am especially pleased with the skills I have had to learn to run my blog, in particular, teaching myself a little html. For example, I like buttons the same size, like things to line up and like to be able to change the size of things. Learning a little html has enabled me to do this.

My Photoshop skills have also improved. I have SO much more to learn in this area and this is one of my goals for 2012.

The best thing I've discovered while blogging, is the people I've met. The online sewing and crafting community is a very generous, warm and welcoming group of people. Where else can you find:
  • Free tutorials and patterns
  • Help and advice whenever you need it
  • People who want to listen to what you have to say about sewing
  • People who will compliment you on your sewing achievements
  • A never ending supply of sewing and crafting inspiration?

What does 2012 hold for Threading My Way? I'm excited to say, that I have started Threading Your Way with Threading My Way, a weekly linky with a different theme each week. I look forward to seeing you there...


  1. Pam, you've made so much in a very short time! I find that I go in spurts - sometimes I'm in a creative mood and can make stuff all the time, other times weeks go by without much happening ... and work gets in the way a bit too!

    Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2012! Happy new Year!

  2. That's a great 5 months. I look forward to seeing what you come up with during 2012.

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog! The ruffle aprons were definitely everybody's favorite! They went a little viral. I love your Barbie outfits! I need to get good at making some tiny clothes.

  4. You've great achievement in a short span. Your sewing skills are terrific and inspiring. Looking forward to your coming blogs.

  5. I can't believe how much you have done!! I am so glad that I got to "know" you a little this year. I hope to get to know you better in the next. I am really excited for your linky party!:) Sounds like a lot of fun.

  6. You've accomplished quite a lot last year! I'm still waiting for Ken and Barbie to arrive for their beach shoot! lol.
    You're linky party is a great idea... I only wish I had a bag to link up for your first party! Hmmm... looks like I've got something else to add to my 2012 to-do list already!!! :D

  7. Lots of gorgeous projects! Happy New Year x

  8. Wow that is an impressive list! Looking forward to seeing more this year! In terms of pictures, I have found picture editing on picnik really easy and very user friendly, I think its easier than photoshop. When you have some time you should check it out and have a play around with it!

  9. I have come over from Lily's quilts for a nosy, you have done a lot of sewing!
    You have had a lot of fun! It is amazing!

  10. Popped in from Lily's quilts, lots of lovely makes!

  11. It's great to see all your projects lined up like that, you can see just how much you've accomplished!

    I too am so impressed with all the crafty bloggers out there. As someone learning to sew in a town where there are no sewing lessons and 4.5 hours away from my Mum, the internet has truly taught me almost everything I know. And then inspired me to do so much more with it!

  12. Pam, I've only found your blog today! I, too, started blogging in Aug. and I was looking for sewing blogs! We live different lives, though I'm also home without small ones, I do have an adult with autism and hubs and I are both disabled. If you care to look, I do intend to sew more in 2012!

  13. I'm so glad you started blogging so we could get to meet you and see all the wonderful things you make Pam! I'm so looking forward to seeing what you create in 2012!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. So many lovely thinks...well done. Good luck with your first SAL quilt. Blogging sure is great so many lovely many great ideas.

  15. That's encouraging to hear that you've found a great blogging/sewig community to learn from! Makes sewing a lot more fun, I feel also. :) Thanks for linking up at Craft Buds, and good luck with your continued blogging and learning!

  16. I am so impressed with all you accomplished in 2011! Figuring out the HTML part of blogging has also been a fun challenge for me this year. Thank you for the lovely comments you have made my blog, they have been such an encouragement! Have a wonderful 2012, I look forward to seeing what you create!

  17. Wow you have made so much, here's to 2012!

  18. Look at that list! A crafty lady you are!

  19. Everything looks great Pam! Can't wait to participate in your linky party too! :)

    Also love how you did all the pics where you could click'll have to teach me!

  20. You've been quite busy! What a neat idea to recap what you've made! Thanks for the congrats! Talk soon : )

  21. Great round-up of projects! And yes, I love the online crafting community too! And as a young Mom that crafts, I have to say that it is the glue that holds me together ~ changing diapers and doing housework is not as fulfilling as creating something. And lots can get accomplished during daily nap times :)

  22. Following you via Freestyle Friday.

  23. Whoah! You've been BUSY!

    Well done!

    Thanks so much for linking up your beautiful creations @ Feature Friday Free-for-all!

    ~Abbie (

  24. Wow, that is a tremendous amount of accomplishment. How impressive. I am just learning how to sew and I plan on checking back with your site frequently as I muddle my way through. Fabulous tutorials!! Thanks for linking up to our party this week.

  25. What a great collection of posts!! Thank you for sharing at my party!

  26. Holy Moly! You have been incredibly productive.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday last week. Hope to see you back again this week :-)

  27. Wow, you are an inspiration! Can't wait to see what you come up with this year :)

    1. Thanks so much, Melissa. Sewing keeps me busy and out of mischief...

  28. Love all your projects!

    Thank you so much for sharing this last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!



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