Happy New Year!
Well, it’s time to kick of 2011 at Keep It Thimble! I wanted to have a great new project to share with you today, but I had a Wool Crazy emergency! I took the block with me on the road over the Christmas holidays so I could finish basting down the wool appliques. I only had a few more left – they were all cut out, they just needed to be stitched down. When I got home, some of my appliques were missing – I’d left them in the hotel!! Long story short, I spent yesterday recreating the missing appliques and stitching them down so I wouldn’t lose them again. This was a blessing in disguise, as I’ve been missing to finish the applique part so I can get started on the crazy quilt stitches. Now this project is more portable and I won’t lose anything – as long as I don’t misplace the entire block :). Here’s how it looks now:
Big plans are in the works for 2011. Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect this coming year! I appreciate everyone who reads my blog and I look forward to sharing more with you this coming year:
- More free patterns
- More tutorials
- More giveaways
- More book reviews
- Guest bloggers
- Etsy shop
Finally, here are some fun stats about Keep It Thimble that were sent to me by WordPress (my blog host).
Keep It Thimble – 2010 in Review
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 61 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 81 posts. There were 124 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 232mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was August 20th with 326 views. The most popular post that day was Free Pattern – Shaker Pincushion.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were sewing.patternreview.com, craftster.org, libertyrosepatterns.blogspot.com, pumpkinpatchprimitiveswoolcrazy.blogspot.com, and facebook.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for folded patchwork, patchwork, folded star patchwork, wool crazy, and folded star.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Free Pattern – Shaker Pincushion January 2010
Free Pattern – Folded Patchwork Star December 2009
Free Patterns October 2009
Free Pattern – Stuffed Sea Creature Toys April 2010
Grommet Purse August 2010
5 thoughts on “Goals for 2011!”
The wool applique is beautiful. It is terrble that so many pieces were lost. I loved reading the number of people that looked at your web sight. I am doing my best to get my friends interested. Trouble is, I have very few friends that even know what a needle is used for.
Good one! Tell them they can win free stuff if they visit. I will be having some giveaways this year.
Happy New Year – sorry about your lost appliques. It looks very interesting – will it be a quilt?
This will just be a table topper for now. It is 25″ x 25″. Eventually I hope to create three more blocks and put it together in a larger wall hanging.