I’m pretty sure I can’t actually sum up all of my projects in a single blog post. Maybe I’ll just pick out some notable ones and share some photos.
I only made one quilt (I think) which was for my parents’ 50th anniversary. I made a handprint quilt using prints from every child, spouse, and grandchild (and one granddog). This all had to be done long-distance since I live several states away from the closest sibling, but we made it work. I mailed them the materials and instructions and they mailed back the printed muslin squares. Then I added more fabric and quilted the whole thing. Their anniversary was in June but it took me a bit longer to finish it. The hoped-for family get-together never happened so I eventually mailed it to them for Thanksgiving.
I’ve progressed some more in my doll-making skills this past year. I researched making leather shoes and eventually progressed as far as purchasing materials, but just at that moment I received a very large order from the bookstore at St. Tikhon’s and then it was the Christmas rush. Everything, including the shoes, got put on hold. That’s one of my goals for this year. Here are some of the dolls I’ve made, in chronological order.
Well, I made other things as well: too many censer to count, some play vestments, baby mink and nun dolls, and one more thing which might be of interest: a priest’s travel set, made by request and modeled after one at the museum at St. Tikhon’s.