Monday, January 03, 2022

A little recap of 2021

 Yvonne at Quilting Jet Girl asked me How many quilts did I finish this year?

and I thought in my head - well not very many - this was a weird year...

But then I thought - well heck - go count them on your blog, because you know - you don't keep your quilting secret - its all out there on the blog!

Hosting Finished ( or not) Friday kinda of makes me feel like I should have a finish to show each week!!!


The grand total of Finishes for 2021 is

Drum Roll please

31 Quilts!

I kinda impressed myself when I counted those up! I was still trying to help my parents with my Dad's rehab and meals and all that stuff, when my Mom got sick - and boy howdy - did she get sick....

I went from planning meals to helping plan meds, food she could eat, food good for my dad, working full time and hanging out with them full time, so I wondered if I really finished anything.

I did learn that sleep is waaayyyy overrated!

I also joined in with the
  Joyful Quilters Table scraps challenge 

and made 58 Placemats - 54 of them are finished, and 52 of those were donated to our Senior Center here in town for their Senior Lunches. I hear the Christmas Lunch was quite colorful!!

Two of them I gave to a friend who just needed them,

and I have 4 more to bind....


I gifted 11 of my quilts to friends and acquaintances. 

Okay - that one really shocked me too. As I was finishing these quilts they were talking to me and saying - you know - so and so really likes this color, or this pattern and I thought - Girl! you can only keep so many.... share the love. 

I am glad that I did.... It makes my heart happy!  

I am going to try to do even more of that this year.

I was also able to donate 20 quilts to Hospice. 18 of them to our local hospice, 1 to Bernie, and 1 to a relative who was put on hospice before passing.

lastly Hats

I learned to Make hats... 

In 2021:

I made 15 hats for M's 2021 operation Christmas Child Project.
and I have made 18 so far ( still made in 2021) for her 2022 project.

I am thinking I can at least get 50 more done for her 2022 projects..,... maybe? Maybe I should bite my tongue - cuz you know - the best laid plans.....

Thanks Yvonne for asking. That was kind of a fun exercise to walk through. and Truthfully , made me feel a little better about the year I had. 

Here's to a Bright and Happy 2022!!!


grammajudyb said...

Well done, indeed! Thanks for hosting Finished or Not Finished Friday! It’s a great motivator for me! When I get back home, I’ll continue checking about QOV presentation! I haven’t forgotten!

Elle said...

You had a productive year indeed! Congrats on all the success.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh wow, I'm so glad you tallied everything up. I'm very impressed and so glad you were able to take care of your mom and dad while still having an outlet to take care of yourself.

scraphappy said...

So glad that you had such a productive year. Hoping for more calm in the new year. Sleep is something everyone should get to enjoy!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! That's an impressive totals, Alycia. I absolutely LOVE that you used the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge as a vehicle for SEW much good!! Here's hoping you will be back with entries for the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge, too.

GrandmaCindy said...

Hello, where can we find information about the children’s hats. We have a group of 12 quilters that meet at a local library..
Thank you for all the quilting and hat making you do. Cindy Nelson

Veronica Lee said...

Kudos, indeed! You are amazing!

Happy 2022, Alycia!

Cherie Moore said...

You are like the energizer bunny! You accomplished an amazing number of quilt things! Wouldn’t it have been fun to see the colorful tables settings with all the placemats? Cheers to a wonderful new year.

Delighted Hands said...

How wonderful to know you can participate so creatively! Great job!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Congrats on such a productive year! Thanks for hosting Finished Or Not Friday. It helps keep me motivated!
Best wishes for a happy and healthy - and productive! - 2022.

JOY @ said...

Gracious, you were busy! I have found the busier I am the more I get done which sounds like of course that happens, but no I mean a LOT more gets done. You are a very gracious person. Hope your parents are better.