New Years Goals part 2

I wrote all about my garment sewing goals, but I forgot to post about my other goals. Here they are:

I mentioned to Giggly Mama that I was interested in learning some basic embroidery to embellish my quilts and possibly clothing. She surprised me with this starter kit!!! How sweet is she??? I had been secretly dreaming about the exact kit.

I got to work right away and made this cat for my first project. I used the same stitch the entire time, but I feel like this was a good practice piece for me. Jenny Hart's designs are so cute and I can't wait to make more. Thanks, Shannon!!!

Erin and I decided to start a book club and we are going to start the year with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I was really excited to start this, but then we went to a friends house and his roommate saw the movie and decided to tell everyone ALL about it. Thanks, book ruiner.


  1. Fantastic! You did such a great job for your first try! You'll be embellishing in no time.

    I'm excited to hear about the books you will be reading for the book club. Sorry the first one was kinda spoiled though. :/

  2. I love your first embroidery! How cute! You're so crafty.

    About the book ruiner: who does that?!?! Sheesh!

  3. Thanks, guys!!!

    Kirsten - you would be surprised by how many people are book/movie ruiners! There was a customer at my last job that would tell me every detail about movies, even if he knew I was planning on watching them.