Posted in Family, Quilting 2012

2012 in review

Happy New Year everyone!  2012 was a tough year for my family and it felt like I didn’t get very much accomplished.  However, as I was getting photographs together, I may have to revise that statement.  I did accomplish quite a bit.  Doing a yearly review is a good thing! 🙂

Many challenging personal events occured and I won’t dwell on them, but will say that everyone is doing very well!

Here are the quilting & other crafty projects I worked on during the past year….

This quilt was sent to a long arm quilter and returned early in the new year and I just needed to bind it.
This quilt was sent to a long arm quilter and returned early in the new year and I just needed to bind it.
A gift for a close friend for Christmas 2011.  It is hand quilted.
A gift for a close friend for Christmas 2011. It is hand quilted.
One of my favourites - a two color quilt - hand quilted.
One of my favourites – a two color quilt – hand quilted.
A wall quilt, hand quilted
A wall quilt, hand quilted
This was a mystery quilt project with my local guild.  It was fun.  We only received small bits of information & instruction at a time ..not knowing how it would come together.  I like the final result.
This was a mystery quilt project with my local guild. It was fun. We only received small bits of information & instruction at a time ..not knowing how it would come together. I like the final result.
This one was long arm quilted.  It was purchased in Charleston, SC.  I love the pattern and is a fabulous souvenir of our trip to Charleston!
This one was long arm quilted. It was purchased in Charleston, SC. I love the pattern and is a fabulous souvenir of our trip to Charleston!
Hand quilted and bordered in linen!  Shower gift for my step-daughter
Hand quilted and bordered in linen! Shower gift for my step-daughter
A gift for a friend's parents.  They loved it!
A gift for a friend’s parents. They loved it!
A Christmas wall quilt - hand quilted...
A Christmas wall quilt – hand quilted…
Another guild challenge...
Another guild challenge…
...for my grand-daughter
…for my grand-daughter
Birthday gift for a friend - wall quilt
Birthday gift for a friend – wall quilt
An Easter gift for my mom
An Easter gift for my mom
My first time making 'Courthouse Steps' blocks
My first time making ‘Courthouse Steps’ blocks
This was a really fun project, a virtual quilt a long through friends on 'Flickr'.  All blocks are paper-pieced and it is both hand and machine quilted by me.  This hangs in my sewing/quilting room.
This was a really fun project, a virtual quilt a long through friends on ‘Flickr’. All blocks are paper-pieced and it is both hand and machine quilted by me. This hangs in my sewing/quilting room.
More on this one in another post.
More on this one in another post.

My local quilt guild had their Bi-annual Quilt show.  I submitted several quilts and am thrilled that I won a couple of ribbons…

A second place ribbon (bed quilt, quilted by 3rd party)
A second place ribbon (bed quilt, quilted by 3rd party)
A third place ribbon - Guild challenge
A third place ribbon – Guild challenge

I also made a few non-quilt items:

Learning pouches & zippers
Learning pouches & zippers
New skill - Cathedral Window block
New skill – Cathedral Window block

Pouch 3Pouch 4

Had to get on the 'bag' bandwagon...fairly pleased with the result.
Had to get on the ‘bag’ bandwagon…fairly pleased with the result.
Using up some charm squares for instant gratification of an evening's work!
Using up some charm squares for instant gratification of an evening’s work!

Last but not least – a couple of quilt tops that have been finished, just waiting for sandwiching, quilting and binding….I think I will start a new ‘Winter Stitching Page’.

This was a fun project through FreeSpirit Fabrics.  The top is complete - maybe for next Christmas!
This was a fun project through FreeSpirit Fabrics. The top is complete – maybe for next Christmas!
Top complete and also waiting to be quilted & bound.
Top complete and also waiting to be quilted & bound.

Finaly, in June, my step-daughter got married and it was a wonderful day!  We are very happy for her and her new husband.  Please indulge me in showing off a few family shots from the happy day!

A very proud pappa
A very proud pappa
The new couple
The new couple
My MIL turned 80 on the same day - doesn't she look great!
My MIL turned 80 on the same day – doesn’t she look great!
My daughters and my step-daughter, the bride!
My daughters and my step-daughter, the bride!

So as you see, I really did have a good year after all!  What have you been up to?  What projects do you have waiting for you…Now head on over to Lee’s Blog, Freshly Pieced and see what other talented people are up to…

Until next time…Connie 🙂

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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