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Last post of 2013

I can’t join the ‘sewing top 5’ meme that’s going around in blogland as I haven’t sewn much more than 5 garments this year (not counting the many muslins!). My blogging was very irregular and commenting on other blogs even more lacking. Somehow it just didn’t work this year. Which may sound as a negative, but it was not a bad year for me personally, after a very difficult 2012 I can say I am looking at life much more positive now and I feel more balanced mentally. 

The work/free time balance is not good yet and I do hope to improve that in 2014, with more time for sewing as well, my closet shows a few gaps. I have bought a lot of new patterns and fabric in the past year which are waiting to be tried and sewn. I’d also like to sew a few exercise garments, as I’ve started running. I’m doing this “couch to 5K” program and have reached the 5th week. I was going to the gym regularly, but never was into running. I must say it’s quite a different way to start your day. I do like it! Mellissa’s new pattern for leggings got my attention. Love the lines of it and it gets positive reviews from the testers. I saw StyleArc having a few nice patterns too.

Talking about StyleArc: I think I will order their motocycle jacket pattern. After seeing Dilliander’s review I think that the lines of this jacket might suit my needs/wants better. So the jacket is postponed for now. After 3 muslins I still wasn’t happy with the result. To me that meant a stop and thinking about what to do next.

For now I thank you all for reading and writing comments on my blog and is wish you all




  1. Sigrid, a very happy 2014 to you as well!!

  2. Happy New Year to you too - 5 weeks of running is great - I must get back to more exercise and diet lol

  3. De allerbeste wensen voor jou en degenen die je lief zijn voor het nieuwe jaar, dat het maar een goed, creatief en gezond 2014 mag worden.
    Groetjes, Alice

  4. and a happy new year to you too!

  5. I started the couch to 5k but had to stop when I broke my toe on my dress form! Wishing you much better luck :) Happy New Year.

  6. Happy New Year! I like that pattern as well and I think that I'm going to order it as well.

  7. What you did sew this year was so high in quality. Your jackets are priceless!

  8. Your garments are always very precise and total perfection, I would take 5 of yours over 25 shoddy pieces any day.
    Exercising is a habit that needs to be created, I admire you for sticking to it. It always seems like I have to chose between exercising or sewing...

  9. Wishing you a very Happy New Year as well!

  10. Ook voor jou en je gezin een heel goed en gelukkig 2014 en dat er weer vele creaties voorbij mogen komen.



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