I think this year has been the biggest of my entire life. It's been the busiest year in regards to work, that's for sure. Although 2010 was the first year I had a job since getting pregnant with Grace in 1998 (yikes!) 2011 was the year that things started to really pick up with both Fat Quarterly and for myself as an individual. I got asked to submit to a couple of books (which aren't out yet, so I can't share projects from them - boo hiss), had a tutorial on Sew Mama Sew (which makes me so giddy inside, because that blog was probably one of the first sewing blogs I ever read and one I refer to all the time) and started to really feel I knew where my life was going, like this was how it was going to be, that I actually can say I make quilts rather than I'm a mum that hoards fabrics.
I made a heap of quilts. Way more than I thought I'd made.
I also started stuff and didn't finish it. Or I ignored stuff that I'd started before this year that could be finished really fast if I could be bothered. I get distracted easily. (Actually a couple of those pics are just ready to be quilted - the giant star in the first pic, and the flannel quilt).
I hung out with the best set of people, my sewing group (that rarely does sewing) Lynne, Brioni, Mandy, and Justine. We have such a bloody good laugh together. I feel truly blessed to have this lot as my real life friends. Next year I will get to hang out with them more - that's my goal.
Oh - and the biggest thing? That....
That still hasn't quite sunk in. Not sure when it will. Maybe when I get a real copy in my little paws. Til then I do go look at it on Amazon most days. Saddo.
2011 was amazing, if 2012 is as good I might burst.
Happy New Year to you all - I wish you heaps of happiness and good health and all your dreams to come true. xxxx
9 hours ago