A few quiet and restful days before the end of the year......A little reading, a little cooking, and some family time too, but just a little sewing. And before anyone asks, I do not do resolutions---because I know I won't keep them. I hate breaking promises, and resolutions are like an anchor around my neck. Every year they weigh more.
I do like to evaluate my past year, reflect a little, and decide where I am heading for the next one. 2012 was the year of the "shoulder event"---shudder and cringe---yet I got through it and learned a bit about breaking through that wall of despair / depression/ etc. It was also the year of the Free Motion Challenge at SewCalGal. The most important thing is I learned so much doing each lesson.....I hung on and made it to the end....and improved quite a bit. Looking back at the photos, I amazed myself at how much I accomplished. Here's a collage of the major projects from 2012......banners, wall hangings, lap quilts, scrap quilts, and 2 quilts given in celebration of life events.
I think that it is easy to figure out my favorite effort of this past year......front and center is the color study, Wonders of Color. Inspired by Wanda at Exuberant Color, this is the most viewed post of the year! I owe her so much. Rudy does come in a very close second choice for my favorite project. His story is here. He will continue to pop up as I share the doll quilts this year as they arrive. His permanent residence will be on the sewing room door, so he can keep up with all that is going on.
A very strong contender for favorite is the string quilt, Faceted Jewels, which now resides in Michigan with my daughter. I love the sparkle it has and turned a photo of this one into my new banner for this year. I still have lots of strings, so I am thinking there just may be another jewel of a quilt that develops this year.
It was not exactly the year I had planned, yet it was a satisfying year in the end. I will take that any time.
So till next year....happy stitching. Happy New Years, too!!!