Monday, 31 December 2012

Where did the year go?

There's about 9 hours of 2012 left, so time for a bit of  housekeeping (new blog header!) and a review. Non-quilty we had some fantastic holidays this year, my brother-in-law got married and he and Jane announced that they are expecting in March 2013. We had a fantastic summer of sport and celebration, and although I didn't go to London for either the Olympics or the Jubilee, the atmosphere in the whole of the UK was fantastic. There have been downs as well, but in general I think 2012 goes down as a very good year!

My sewing machine has been very busy this year: I finished four lap quilts in December and presents for my parents (and a joint effort on a toddler quilt, which I haven't included in the collage):
Notebook cover, Countdown to Christmas (2), Braided Chain, NYB Placemats, Papillon, Mod Pop

I finished some other quilts this year too: four baby quilts, three bed quilts, five lap quilts (four pictured, plus another Papillon quilt) and a tablecloth

Sebastian's Farmer's Wife Quilt, Swoon, Melrose, Amelia, Noah's Quilt, Mini Swoon, Sew Intertwined, Oh My Stars, Yellow Tablecloth, Farmer's Wife, Joshua's Churn Dash Quilt, Chasing Chevons, Ambrosia

And some smaller items:
Owl Cushion, EPP Pincushion, Incubator Quilt, EPP Christmas Decoration, Wassail, Mum's Birthday Mini, Indian Summer Cushion, Incubator Quilts, Mug Rug, Farmers Wife Blind Runner, Tango Challenge, HST Cushion, Hopscotch Mini, Lego cushion.

I took part in my first swap - and then six more.... and also started designing my own embroidery designs - here's what I sent
Mug Rug Swap, Swoon Inspired Cushion, Christmas Decoration Threadbias Swap, Pincushion for MSM1, Placemats for MSM2, Hoop La La, Basket for MSM2, Polaroid Swap, Sewing Machine Cover for MSM1

...and the beautiful things I recieved:

and I joined a bee - Stash Bee

I was Queen Bee in October and asked for the Purple blocks. I haven't made my December block yet!

I have "met" some wonderful people and read some amazingly inspirational blogs.

But what for 2013? Well, I'll admit it, I have some WIPS - just one or two....
Three Peaks, Hot Cross Buns, Pembrokeshire Quilt, Vignette, Daniela's Quilt, Neon Stained, Pac Mania, EPP Hexagon Table Runner, Sampler Quilt, Mario Cushion.

I have some fabric which doesn't even qualify as a WIP yet, but soon will.

I've signed up for two BOM:

Pile O' Fabric
I'm going to host my own BOM - I'd love it if you popped back tomorrow when I'll give you a bit more information, but for now, here is a first peak at Block 1.

And I'm starting two more sampler quilts: Sylvia's Bridal Sampler and Dear Jane.

Oh - and I guess I have to go to work too. And sleep. But hopefully not quite as much eating as in 2012...

I wish everyone all the best for 2013 - happy new year!

Linking up with Lily

Lily's Quilts


Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Dear Jane ... really. Wow you are one committed person! :) I always said that I would do that one (rainbow version) but just don't think I can. Will be watching yours with great admiration. hugs

Beth said...

Looks like you had a great year! I love that red swoon quilt! I think I'm participating in the skill builder qal too so I'll "see" you there!

scraphappy said...

What a great collection of projects from last year. And so many great plans for 2013! I am looking forward to following your Dear Jane progress, I've just started mine and am having a blast so far.

Nic said...

Looks like a great year. I like your plans for this year too - look forward to seeing them come to fruition.
And you've reminded me I need to chase up the hand dyer on my dear jane test fabric