Happy New Year. I do hope it has started well for all of you. For many I know that the start of a new year filled with new resolutions and new beginnings but for me I think it’s going to be a mix of both new beginnings and more of the same. Before I start into the new year let me begin with a recap of some memories from the year gone by.
2015 was, for me, very much the year of the pillow. At home there were pillows for all the family. For my husband I finally finished the EPP Liberty Death Star I had intended for his 2014 birthday (I used quirky granola girl’s wonderful pattern for this one).
There was yet more EPP for my older son who gained a Stegosaurus pillow;
and for myself there was another of my own designs featuring some pretty red Liberty fabrics.
The final family pillow went to my youngest little minion!
On top of the family pillows I also made several to swap. I started the year with one for the Liberty of London round 2 swap on Instagram,
And this was followed by summer, autumn and winter pillows for the Flickr based Pillow Four Seasons Swap group that I remain a member of.
When it comes to quilts I had thought that my output was very low in 2015, but when I actually tallied up what I had made I was more than delighted with my output. I started in spring with some tangram fun,
then followed that up with my Painted Harmony”, the quilt I made at the Peaks 7 springtime retreat.
And after that I got back to my love of playing with dark backgrounds with a quilt made to celebrate the launch of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Delectable Mountains quilt pattern.
I then finished off the year with two final quilts, my largest finishes to date. The first was an improv birches design that was my main make at the Peaks 8 retreat,
Interspersed between all of these projects were numerous smaller makes including some knitting, crochet and even some cross stitching and all in all I think I can safely conclude that 2015 was quite a productive year for me. As for the year ahead, well I have plenty of plans and I hope to see you back here next week when I will share some of those with you all.