Friday, December 30, 2011

One year of blogging!

After blogging for one year, it is exciting to write this last blog of the year and wish you all a Happy New Year!

I've used this forum to linkup with Judy's Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday, Lyn's What-a-Hoot Quilts BOM Monday, Canoe Ridge Creation's {Sew} Modern Monday and Lee's Freshly Pieced Work-in-Progress (WIP) Wednesday. The year end Giveaway Day at SewMamaSew and QuiltingGallery's Blog Hop & Giveaway brought even more followers and was exciting to get all the feedback provided through the question posed that required an answer to be eligible for the giveaway. Thank you all!

New ideas have surfaced through reviewing others work and I've met a lot of goals that I set for myself with the encouragement and motivation provided by you--my readers. I look at my business anniversary as based on the date I received my long-arm machine, so back in November I wrote a year in review post that has most of the details for 2011.

The alternate version of 'Charmed Network' was finished up this week with the help of two testers (my sister had to leave mid-progress and my mom finished it up). This is a queen size version and utilizes 42 charm squares and uses long horizontal borders. This new pattern was on my new list to get done in yeah!!! Pattern now available at Craftsy

There were 5 WIP's that I put on my list that didn't get finished. Three are ready to quilt and two need more piecing work. I plan to post a WIP year in review next Wednesday as Lee kicks off the new year at Freshly Pieced.

My personal quilting goals for 2012 include the Irish Hand block (Céad Míle Fáilte) for the Int'l Quilt Festival of Ireland welcome quilt (are you joining me?), Rose of Sharon Bird Block, continuing with some Block-of-the-Month (BOM) quilts that I've had in my stash for a long time, the McCall's Mystery currently being published (2 versions) as a project my small group is doing together, a couple of shop-hop patterns with stashed fabrics, some block lotto wins from past years in my local quilt guild, several personal t-shirt quilts, some WWU wedding quilts that have been sitting way too long, and a quilt I designed on our honeymoon almost 3 years ago!

My business will include long-arm machine quilting for customers, pattern writing, and creating treasures from client ideas --I've got no less than 4 currently in the queue and several others who have expressed interest in having me create something for them. Exciting times ahead!

Have a merry and safe Happy New Year!! Delve into 12 !!


  1. Happy 1-year Anniversary and Happy Year 2 to you and your business. I enjoyed getting to know you this past year and know there is quilting fun in our futures!