All I wanted to do with this project was finish a posed character. I really disliked the posing part, I need to practice.

Well modeled. The material on the shoes in stood out as being particularly well done, so good work there! And the skirt (?) really looks like cloth; I was impressed. There are some issues with the posing of the arms - bit rubbery - but as you say, you can only get better. I call this project a success!