Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 in Review

The year is winding down and it has given me the opportunity for a little personal reflection.  What was 2015 to me?  How did it change me, for better or worse?  What have I accomplished?  Where did I fail?

For me, 2015 was a year to make things.
A lot of things (this isn't all of them).
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It was also a year I became a mother of 3.
the fam
And somehow got talked into getting a dog.
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It was a year of contributing to a book.
Oviedo Medallion
It was a year when I asked myself the question: why do I spend all of this time quilting?  And consequently started to think a little less about fancy new fabrics and more about how I can make quilts that are softer and cozier and more likely to be used. 

It was a year of helping a few others make their first quilts and falling in love with the process all over again.

It was a year of trying to make each gifted quilt more personal.  Of redefining quilting as a way to show love for the people in my life.

It was a year of being so grateful that I discovered quilting and all of the things (and people like you!) that it brings into my life.  

Thank you for visiting me here and for encouraging words and for creating and inspiring! And Happy New Year!

13 comments :

  1. I'm in awe that you achieved all those wonderful makes with three children and a dog. Keep it up!

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  2. That was my first thought Maria. How in the world does she do it?

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  3. Beautiful family! I too am in awe at all the wonderful quilts you make with 3 small children. Happy New Year!

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  4. You are amazing! Happy new year!

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  5. Twas a wonderful year in quilting. I enjoyed reading your preferred in my box and I look forward to seeing next year's evolution. Go 2016! Happy New Year!

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  6. It sounds and looks like you had the most wonderful year imaginable Erica! Here is my wish for an even happier 2016!

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  7. I am inspired by your work. I still have yet to try the flower quilt you made. I did get the pattern but I love what you did to it to make it your own.

    Happy New Year!

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  8. I'm so impressed by all you've accomplished this year.Wow!

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  9. Wow, What A Year! All The Best In 2016!

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  10. It has been such a pleasure to read your blog and see what you have made and shared. Thank you for being such a great inspiration
    Happy New Year

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  11. Love reading your blog and seeing all that you accomplished. Beautiful quilts.....

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  12. You made so many beautiful things this year :) What I love most about quilting is gifting them to the ones I love or seeing my munchkin curled up in a quilt I have made.

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  13. Wow. I'm sew impressed with all the beautiful quilts plus you've created. You put my 8 to shame. I mean I'm proud of my 8 but you are awesome
    And of course I love your new family addition... the pup
    Hope 2016 is just as productive

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