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2014: Year in Review

2015 January 5

Here’s to another great year last year! This year especially there have been many, many times I felt amazed because of a project opportunity or a relationship that was built. I feel fortunate to be a part of the online sewing community.

Thanks for hanging out and sticking around! You are so appreciated!

As I was working on this post I moved all of my 2014 post files away in their own folder – that makes 3 sections now – 2012, 2013 and 2014! It’s fun to think of how much this blog has been through. I was inspired by the Sewing Rabbit to create an infographic of sorts to summarize what happened last year. Lots different from my usual wordy posts – so I hope you don’t mind the numbers. I had lots of fun going through my stats finding out which posts were the most read, and I was excited to see that most of my favorite projects were your favorites too!

Below the analytics in the graphic, I’ve listed the top 10 posts created in 2014 and the top 5 posts of all time. (I linked each section – so you can click on them if you want to find out more.)

Happy New Year and I hope you and yours have a wonderful memorable year!

To talk bloggy – SO many moments stand out over the year! The day I got 11 938 page views because The Quilt Show linked to my Fabric Tray. The day I met Elizabeth Olwen and started planning the Warp & Weft Weekend Event. Designing the Forest Glen Satchel. The day I taught my very first workshop. Releasing the Satchel pattern! Sewing my youngest her Red Riding Hood costume and making my first Alder Skirt. I still LOVE the girls’ Easter dresses the most of all. Winning the Crafting Con Avenger’s month challenge was pretty cool too!

Looking ahead? More purposeful posting. I’m also excited to start quilting a bit more in 2015. And more clothing! Now that I have a serger for finishing seams the thought of stitching something up seems that much more simple and quick. I’ve got quite a few pieces waiting to be photographed and posted too… I could think of more – but I’ve got to run shower before going out in the (feels like) -22C weather to pick the kids up from school. See you again soon!

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  1. January 5, 2015

    The Red Riding Hood costume was great. It looked so adorable :) Looks like you had a great year indeed. I’m lookin forward to your posts in 2015 ;)

  2. Janette permalink
    January 5, 2015

    I loved the infographic! So great to see all that hard work is being enjoyed by so many people. You’re awesome!! :)

  3. Ann ( no e ) permalink
    January 5, 2015

    Happy New Year Sherri ;) Love your blog, looking forward to another great year of sewing along with you. Thanks so much for the links, Sewing Rabbit has a pattern I need to make jackets for my sweet peach in Missouri ;) Your family photo is a keeper, love that your Mom is on the blog ;) Bundle up, we are going to be cold for several more days in the Toronto area.
    Take care.

    • January 6, 2015

      Thanks Ann. And yes – it’s super chilly outside! Their jacket pattern is super cute! :)

  4. January 5, 2015

    Congratulations on a fantastic year. You work hard and it is paying off.

    • January 6, 2015

      Thanks Lisa :) It’s so much fun I’m fortunate to be able to do it!

  5. Laura permalink
    January 6, 2015

    Amazing year and the best is yet to come! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your serger and inspire me to conquer my fear of threading mine LOL! It’s been sitting on a shelf for a while now :)
    Congratulations on a great year and all the best for 2015!

    • January 6, 2015

      Thanks Laura! You too! I’m sure you can thread the serger :) There must be a diagram somewhere for it. Maybe you should bring it over sometime? Trust me, you’ll love it for finishing edges and will wonder why you didn’t do it earlier!

  6. January 8, 2015

    What a great year! Congrats Sherri, so much hard work on your part!

    • January 8, 2015

      Thanks so much Reece! It just keeps getting more amazing :) I’m having so much fun!

  7. January 9, 2015

    Congrats on a great year! What a pretty infographic :)

    • January 10, 2015

      Thanks so much Stephanie! It’s been fun and I’m looking forward to this year :)

  8. January 23, 2015

    I love this infographic! Congratulations for a great year.

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