Am I too late? It’s already 2012! But we’ve been running around like crazy and I haven’t had a chance to sit down at my computer. (traveling 2 hours for a one night to do with friends with a two year old = definite LACK of sleep) But once I hopped online I realized that so many were writing introspective and reflective posts about the past year and all of their accomplishments. Hmm… that sounds like a lot of work to this sleep deprived mother, but I like to play along. Plus I think it is good to take a moment and reflect on what I HAVE done because too often I focus on what I have yet to accomplish. So I put together this little mosaic of some of the items that I have made this year. No, it’s not entirely comprehensive…no, it’s not the most impressive one I have see out there. But yes, they are all mine.
I’ve tried to spend more sewing time this year making things other than quilts. Which is great because there is more immediate gratification than you get with a quilt…but somehow I always still have a quilt going. So I think I’ve just managed to increase my project numbers. Oh well. 😉 We won’t begin to talk about how many projects are currently going.
I was also published for the first time this year! What a fun treat. I was in the 101 Patchworks Magazine and the 99 Modern Blocks Book. (Hmm…I need to find something with 100 in the title and get into that!) Plus I had my first and second (but never the last) Moda Bakeshop Quilts. Trust me when I say that all of that is still very surreal to me. But I feel so blessed for those opportunities.
But more than anything, this year has been marked by our little family’s move 1000 miles from New Orleans back to South Bend. To say that has been a change is like saying the sun is hot. True, but understated. 😉 The great news is that in 12 days we should be closing on our new house here! We’ve been making due in temporary housing while we figured out where we should live. And in God’s own time as always, we have finally found our home.
My husband and I have declared the year 2012 will be the year of FUN!