Monday, December 31, 2012

Top Five Favorite Creations

Dear Readers,

I am following K-line's Top Five Series (based on Gillian's Top 5 of 2012 Series).  So, I did not have a productive year so far in 2012  -  I was definitely overloaded at work!  But, I did make a few items I particularly like very much:

The Top 5 of 2012 series is (thanks again K-Line and Gillian):

  • Top 5 Favourite Creations (most worn, or most loved) - I can do this one
  • Top 5 Sewing Fails (UFOs, worn once, or complete disasters)  - I only have two -three fails I can think of
  • Top 5 Lessons Learned (either practical tricks and techniques, or life lessons) Ok, I may only have three
  • Top 5 Blogs and Bloggers that Inspire - Easy!  So many bloggers
  • Top 5 Goals for the New Year - Five seems like a manageable goal

So, with little fanfare - here is my top five favorite creations:

1.  Modern Beach Quilt - I can't believe I actually made this - and am abundantly proud - and use it almost every evening.
2.  Simplicity 1806 in Japanese Linen Fabric - I've already worn this at least two dozen times during this year - simple - hides extra pounds (I've since lost these added pounds) - Nothing not to like:
3.  Red Jstern Jeans- Super comfy - probably a little big because of the stretch fabric.  I wore a hole in the seam (back center seam) - and didn't wear for a few months - but now they are back in regular rotation.
4. Gertie's Portrait Blouse - I tried it in a woven and it didn't work.  This was my first pattern out of Gertie's book - but once I tried the knit fabric - success - I made two - have worn them both a dozen times since October and have plans for more!
5.  Tie:  Easy Cowl in Any Gauge and Cable Scarves. I learned to knit - and it's been so much fun and very portable for the trips I take!  I like both these garments equally.  I've made five cable scarves as gifts and really like this Easy Cowl in Any Gauge.   So much fun and more to come!

If you haven't posted what are your five favorites?  Join me, Gillian and K-Line in this series, if you wish.


  1. Pammie - I can take no credit! I'm just following on Gillian's great idea. I LOVE that portrait blouse. The fabric is awesome. And didn't you look gorgeous in 2012. xo

    1. Thanks K for the kind words! It was your passionate posts that drew me into Gillian's fantastic idea!

  2. Love #2 - the colours and style are super! Thanks for sharing your Top 5 fav's for 2012...

    1. Thanks Judith! I appreciate that! I bought the fabric right down the road at a Japanese Fabric store near my home (less than 1 mile)...Super Buzzy (!

  3. That quilt is stunning! and Welcome to the world of gives me a lot of enjoyment, that's for sure :-)

  4. Thanks Patty! I appreciate that! I too am hooked on knitting!

  5. You're a triple threat now - sewing, quilting, and knitting - go girl!

    1. Thanks S! I'm working on it - I have a long way to go!! Hopefully I can make some improvements this year!