2022 was a good year

2022 was actually pretty fun! Again this year I had to take a scroll through my pictures to figure out what exactly happened this year.

On the personal side of things, my family had a fun year as well. We had cross country skiing fun, show choir competitions, lots of visits with family and friends to our new house, decorating the new house, landscaping, basketball, downhill skiing, hiking, a driver!, new friends!!!, a family trip to Chincoteague, a new sport for the girls – tennis!, so much soccer, and more.

I’m truly grateful to be able to watch my children grow and be there for them.

2022 was a good year

2022 Recap

A quick recap on the year would include releasing three new patterns. The year started off with a blast!

My Yarrow Wristlet + Pouch pattern took off even though there were a few bumps along the way. Your excitement for it was contagious!

The Making Backpack got a huge new addition of a new mini size as well as a new alternate pocket design for both sizes. It was another pattern with lots of moving parts, but I think looking back that it went really well!

I also snuck in my Wood Carrier Pattern that was previously only available in Making Magazine!

I hosted a video sew-along for the Yarrow Wristlet + Pouch, it was fun! This pattern definitely benefitted from having video support.

My fabric collection, Around the Bend, made its way to shops. It was amazing to see all the creative things you make with it (and continue to make with it!). Being able to share all the projects on my blog is always a highlight, too.

2022 was a good year

In the shop, I added lots of fun supplies. I added lots of colorful webbing and webbing kits (and will continue to add more colors in the next month). More hardware kits were added for the new patterns as well as their supporting supplies like zippers and leather pieces.

Webbing kit for Making Backpack (Acorn)

2022 was another year full of growth! Thankfully with the help of my studio assistant I felt far more organized. There’s always something we’re shuffling around here, and it’ll be more of the same this year. Always growing, always changing. And most of all – always learning something new!

Lastly, I will again be offering a scholarship for our local high school. I’m excited to award that to a local aspiring artist/entrepreneur in the Spring!

Lookin’ Onward

As for my plans for Noodlehead this year, I feel like I’ve got a good grasp on what my goals are. I continue to strive to do my best to help you create the projects that you want to create!

I’m hoping to do at least a sew-along or two. I know a lot of you enjoy videos for learning, so I’m going to continue with that. Also, my goal is to release three new patterns this year. In just a few weeks I’ll have the first one ready! I also plan to continue to add items to the shop to help you find the supplies you need.

Yes! There will be a new fabric collection coming up with a fun new addition. I can’t reveal anything until the release, but it’s a fun one. The release day is January 13th, that’s the date that shops get view the new collection!

And if you made it this far, thank you for reading. I appreciate you more than you know! Your comments help keep me motivated to share in this space.

It is with the deepest gratitude that I give thanks for the sewing (and knitting!) community we have ALL built. To be a small part of YOUR creative work is something I’m constantly in awe of. Thank you for your support, comments and encouragement over these past 13 years that I’ve been in business. THIRTEEN! It truly means everything!

If you’re new here, stop by and check out my previous year-end posts from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 20142015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Hope you enjoyed the look back on this year! Excited for what’s to come in 2023!

6 thoughts on “2022 was a good year

  1. martina says:

    Thank you for your review, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it while looking back at the things I made this year: some Yarrows (yes, that sew-along was very helpful and fun), a mini backpack (your blog posts for it were just too wonderfull not to want to make one myself) and a Range backpack for a teenager (who called it “perfect”- high praise, indeed). Thanks for all your great designs, I always enjoy sewing them!

  2. Linda says:

    Thanks for all your great patterns! I have thoroughly enjoyed sewing the ones I have purchased and look forward to seeing the new ones in the future! Happy New Year!

  3. Donna Baker says:

    I always enjoy your yearly recaps Anna; such lovely projects as usual. I had to do a little snooping to figure out when I started following you and found I created an account on your website in 2014. I am looking forward to the creative offerings you’ll have for us this year and especially the news you’re sitting on/new fabric collection! Happy New Year!

  4. Kristie says:

    I was just snooping to find inspiration for a Buckthorn backpack. Then I realized I had bought both the Making and Yarrow last year, and sewed them up last year. I feel so accomplished doing it when they were released! I can’t wait for this year’s releases. I have my eye already on the Haralson. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  5. Emily says:

    What is the name of the pattern for the quilt you made in Around the Bend that is shown in the center of you collage? It looks so familiar, but I can’t place it.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Emily, it’s called Fat Quarter Shuffle by Cluck Cluck Sew, here’s my blog post about it:

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