Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Looking Forward ... by looking back

It was a busy year, there's no denying it! 
and December was no different!

4 quilts quilted for others
prize winnings from Katy and The Fat Quarter Shop
Christmas makes, secret Santa's and stuff that never got its pic taken
Cake!  there's always cake
a finished quilt - Secret Garden Stars
my Swoon top pieced 
of course I got sucked into the #strippytripalong

Its been a great year, though the weather may have sucked at times and my allotment is neglected, 
the highlight was going to the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London and, not only meeting up with all the members of the Brit Bee, but meeting so many on-line friends as well as making new ones.

its hard to say what has been my favourite quilt of the year, there were quite a few,
some more stressy (Festival of Quilt Challenge springs to mind!) than others, but this one sums up how I want to remember 2012
soft faded sunshine with happy memories attached

and perhaps as the sun is shining I may be able to get a better pic today!

I'm looking forward to the challenges that 2013 is set to bring, 
some are already in the diary
some planned, some complete curve balls
like the shower stopped working, electrician will be here tomorrow  :)

so I'm linking this to Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day

2013 - Friends Fun Frolics and Silliness!
(and perhaps a little better organisation along the way!)


Sarah said...

You got so much done, its incredible! Have a wonderful 2013, see you in July hopefully!

Di said...

Happy New Year and I'm sure that 2013 will be as prolific as previous years. Di x

Canadian Abroad said...

That star quilt is beautiful! And don't remember that you ramped up your quilting business in 2012 too. That was a huge endeavour and fills your hours even more. Can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2013.

Katy Cameron said...

Glad you managed to get all your quilting done, and hope you have a stitch filled 2013 :o)

Happy new year, see you in July!

Jess said...

Wow, beautiful quilt! Happy new year :o)

joanne said...

They all look wonderful!
I love your giant star quilt and all those #strippytripalong blocks have been tempting me on Ig!
Wishing you a wonderful 2013

Carla said...

Your giant star is gorgeous! Looks very soft.

Leanne said...

I am good to leave the organization to the side and have more silliness. I love your projects especially that beautiful star quilt. I hope you are having a lovely new years and all the best for the coming year.

moira said...

I love your star - it is a slice of summer.

What Comes Next? said...

a wonderful year completed, a new one just beginning - filled with promise and lots of fun! Your sum's it up quilt is beautiful!

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh bummer shower! Hope it is easily sorted! jxo

Flying Blind... said...

All beautiful and great sentiments too xxx

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I almost got sucked into the trip along, too. It could still happen. :-) I really love the big star quilt. The colors are so pretty, and the quilting is amazing.

I hope you have a fabulous 2013!

sweetypie said...

still sitting around doing not a lot then...