Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Year-end Review

It has been a busy year & I have a tall pile of quilts to show for it.


I ticked off quite a few of the to-dos from my January list. Let's see, I finished 8 quilts that have remained in-house & 5 quilts for donation. There were 2 tops finished -- I'm quilting one now, 1 stack of blocks ready to go together & 4 small tops for donation to finish. (I wish I had kept track of how many yards of Kona Snow I used! 2 finished quilts & 2 quilts-in-progress have all used it -- I guess I was something of a Snow Plow. :-}) There were 2 mini swaps for HMQG, 5 Jane Market Bags -- 4 given away, 1 kept & 4 zipper pouches -- 3 given away, 1 kept. Well, phew! 

I'm now thinking about my list for the coming year. Do you make Quilt-y Resolutions? I've been doing so for a long time, before I started sharing them with my on-line friends. They used to be shorter & less specific than they are now -- "log cabin" vs "x & + blocks using black & white prints & solids (blues?)". But at the top of my list for 2013 -- & all my lists in the future -- will be: Relax, Enjoy the Process. Because I don't really think I enjoyed all my finishes this year. With each one, I was mentally on to the next project rather than just enjoying the one just done. It was more about checking them off than about loving what I love most in the world to do -- QUILTING!


Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! Now that you've cleared the deck with all those finishes, you can slow down and enjoy the process more. I'm hoping to have a year of lots of finishes in 2013 too. You're an inspiration!

beth said...

What a LOVELY stack!

Quiltdivajulie said...

AMEN --- I have listed my project boxes/ideas and will now wait to see what happens. I, too, want to focus on the PROCESS instead of the finish lines.

Rachaeldaisy said...

So true. I find I have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy too. You've had a great year of finishes, love that pile of quilts. Here's to an enjoyable sewing year next year.