Wrap It Up, People!
Here we are, ready for a wrap up review of the crafty pursuits of the year. So here is 2022 BY THE NUMBERS:
I completed 1 beaded bracelet this year and started 1 more.
I completed 19 quilts this year and started 1 more. 16 of these were donated to the hospital's Passages program. 1 was a Quilt of Valor awarded to a Vietnam Veteran. 1 was gifted to new neighbors and 1 went to a friend of family recovering from cancer.
I also cut out all the fabrics to make up 10 additional quilt kits that I will sew in the coming months.
I completed 5 online art classes: Colored Pencil Jumpstart; 30 Days To More Confident Sketching; Watercolor Jumpstart; watercolor Wash and Ink; and Watercolor Markers Travel Sketches.
I am continuing to work on Postcards From Oregon using the techniques learned in that final class.
I made 24 cards from old calendars, 2 from samples of the watercolor class, and 4 from samples for the colored pencil class.
1 made 6 finished paintings for the watercolor wash and ink class and 12 (so far) for the watercolor marker class.
I completed 14 Bible journal pages, working in 2 different Bibles.
I created 80 pages of art in a devotional book - mostly with colored pencils and markers.
I kept up with a daily journal with 365 entries in a diary.
I patricipated in the Adult Summer Reading program at the library this year. I did not keep track of everything I read but one of the logs required 25 titles. I completed several more pages of tickets so estimate a total of 40 books read.
In addition, I read every day of the year and finish a book every other day, on average.
On top of that, I listen to audiobooks while quilting so probably completed at least 12 that way.
Obviously, all this activity did not take up all of my life as I found time to take 3 cruises and attend 1 class reunion.
BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!
I have plans for more art classes, many more quilts, a ton more books and some vacations in the coming year. Guess I just can't stand still!
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