Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Did in 2015 That Make Me Feel Proud
Did this year go by fast, or what?!
1 - Got out of my English-speaking comfort zone and traveled to Mexico to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!
2 - Helped my daughters with their various creative, adventure, and business ventures.
3 - I did more sewing this year than I've done in the last 30 years combined, and a good deal of it by hand! Endless Summer Tunic Dress, Upcycled T-shirt to Tunic, Catamount Tunic Dress, Bolero, Stenciled & Upcycled Wrap Skirt, a simple A-Line Dress, a few rompers for Junah, quilting w/Ali.
4 - I also tried indigo dyeing for the first time.
5 – And incorporated indigo dyeing as part of the first and very successful Auntie Camp. It will likely be an annual event! (And, if the boys have anything to say about it, even semi-annual.)
6 – I taught my nephews to knit during Auntie Camp, as well!
7 – Learned to make kombucha at Fermentation Fest!
8 – Participated in — and finished — a few knit-alongs: The Healthy Knitter's Mystery Knit-/Walk-Along (FO finished above, detailed post tomorrow), Romi's "Moon Shadows" 2015 Mystery Shawl, and Kirsten's "Liz Christy" 2015 TTL Mystery Shawl.
I was tickled to open my Book & Chocolate Exchange package from Sandy, which included a book for my grandson from her grandchildren! And Sweet Sloops! I've been on a Michael Perry bender, having recently finished Coop and currently reading Visiting Tom; The Jesus Cow will be next!
9 – I also participated in another year of Macro May and NaBloPoMo; Kim's Traveling Scarf project; Slow Fashion October; and the 1st Annual Book & Chocolate Exchange organized by Susan! I would/will participate in any/all of those things again next year!! So much fun.
10 – I possibly made a new Christmas Eve tradition when I made my first whole tenderloin! It was just Katie, Maddy, Rusty and I for Christmas Eve and I wanted to make something special. I nearly fainted at the butcher case when I priced 4-5 lbs, as called for in my recipe, but then realized that my recipe was to serve 8-10. Whew! Still, no small expense there, but so worth it. The girls and I had fun cooking together — braised kale, roasted potato stacks, and sauteed mushrooms were accompaniments — and Rusty insisted that we cut into one of the pies he'd made for our Christmas Day gathering! We even whipped the cream.
Here's to new adventures and accomplishments in 2016!