As 2017 winds down and we start gearing up for the new year, it is time to once again think about my studio time in the past year.
I was happy to start the year by finishing two previous year (or earlier)projects…..first “Pineapple Sherbert”…..
…..and then “Himilayan Hallows’”…..
Both of these finishes were helped by the guild quilt show deadline!!!
Next came a special quilt for a very special little boy named Bo…..
During the summer, I contributed my first quilt top to the Quilt’s Of Valor project…..
….and then had a marvelous time working with my Daughter-In-Law on her Tee-shirt quilt…..
….and with my friend Claire on her first quilt…..
By the way, we have continued to meet once a week and Claire is getting really good with piecing. She even got a sewing machine for Christmas…..
and told me this morning that she has made two nine-patch blocks…..cant wait to see them!!!
The final finish of the year was also pushed along by a deadline….the Ombre challenge……
I am happy to have this quilt hanging in my office for the next few months.
I am finally moving along well with the Roman Tiles quilt, leaving it here this afternoon…..
Hopefully it will be my first finish of 2018!!
Speaking of the new year, I have to say that we are REALLY ready for 2017 to be over. It has been a long, hard year, punctuated with the various medical issues that Michael has had to deal with. Looking toward 2018, we have pledged to each other to LIVE each and every day and to try not to waste our time worrying about what COULD happen in the future!!
To that end, I have decided that my word for the year will be …..
BRING IT ON!!!!
3 thoughts on “State of the Studio – 2017”
Lovely to look back on your achievements for the year and also to see your progress on the tile quilt. Very productive.
Lots of great accomishments and lovely variety. Hopeful is my word for every year. It's what keeps me grounded, going and growing. Lead on!
You had a very productive year indeed! I hope you and Michael have a peaceful, happy and healthy year. So thrilled to know that you will be leading the quilt show again 🙂 You are the best!