Well, 2013 has been a very interesting year (yes, when someone uses ‘interesting’ that just means trouble).
Life in general has been good. I continue to have issues with vertigo and with spine problems both of which can sometimes make my quilting adventures challenging. But you muddle along!
I had an opportunity to buy a local quilt shop earlier this year, and am still a little bit disappointed with myself for not taking the risk. I wasn’t quite positioned to retire from my day job, so I had to pass.
I also joined Instragram, which quite frankly has provided me with more quilting inspiration than I have had for years. Watching all the new projects, concepts, and ideas that come from the variety of people I follow. I have become virtual friends with a marvelous group of people from all over the world and I have to say thanks to them for all their support. They are a great group of folks!
I bought a Juki, breaking decades of Bernina tradition. I still have my Berninas (two of them!) and they are still my go to machine, but the Juki has a little more ‘industrial oomph’ to is so for some of my bag making projects where I am using rather thick upholstery or home dec fabrics.
And I started to blog! Who knew! I just started back in November, so I have not spent as much time as needed on it to get it to where I would like it to be. Part of my 2014 plan!
Between quilts and embroidery projects, I have I think had a pretty productive year. I developed some new techniques and found some new tools that have added to skill set. I have enjoyed a return to foundation paper piecing (still not willing to explore English paper piecing, though I do have some papers for it!). I bought Electric Quilt 7 – I have missed it so. My computer that expired a couple years ago had my EQ6 on it and I’d never been able to reinstall EQ, so I bit the bullet and purchased EQ7. Glad I did.
I am sure there is a lot more I could say about 2013, but all in all it was a great year with lots of great fun. Thanks for sharing my 2013 adventures (at least the last part of the year!) and hope you enjoy 2014 with me.
And I hope to have at least one last finish in before the year ends! Quillted, binding sewn on, just need to hand sew binding and I am done with my Giggles quilt! Yeah.