Sunday, 30 December 2012

Looking Back

My second year blogging and sewing comes to a close. I can't help feeling some disappointment at my rate of finishes but I accept that it's not a race, I enjoy the whole process (well most of it - basting and quilting will never be my favourites) and living where I do will always make things more challenging and slower.

There were a handful of finishes - well every one has to be a favourite doesn't it? My mum's quilt (which she loves by the way - I got in to trouble for not mentioning that in yesterday's post), an orange and pink quilt for Siblings Together, Baby George's Peeps Plus quilt and a quilt for me - my Lark quilt.

A couple of blue unfinished quilts for my Godson and my husband.


I discovered EPP (English Paper Piecing), loved it and even joined an EPP bee.  I started my quilting journey with hand sewing and have loved returning to it.


It was huge fun joining in with Mouthy Stitches 1 and 2 and the For the Love of Solids swaps.


Being in 5 bees means a lot of bee blocks. Here are some of the blocks I made.


I also made my first zippered pouches and totes.


All in all, not a bad effort.  I shall keep my resolutions for the beginning of the new year.  It just leaves me to thank all my followers for dropping in and reading during this year - your comments make my day, inspire me and keep me motivated.  Thank you.
 
 
Happy New Year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

Canadian Abroad said...

For someone who has to contend with ridiculous heat half the year I think the amount you made is fantastic. And incredibly beautiful too!

elsy said...

wow.....better up my game for next year.....wonderful stuff

Leanne said...

It is so nice to see all those lovely makes together like that. You have, in fact, had a wonderfully productive year and have also lived in a hot and exotic place and have been a busy mom too. I am looking forward to seeing what you make in the coming year too.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I'd say that was a pretty productive year! Beautiful work.

cheeky monkey said...

It is amazing, what you made! So many quilts, blocks, pouches and other things. The EPP looks so lovely!

Sarah said...

I suppose that would do... OMG you've done loads of great stuff!

Charlotte said...

gorgeous things! I am glad to have "met" you :-D

elizabeth said...

Annabella --you have found quite a community out there!
Wonderful......and I like the photos of Maroc and England too!
ox

Katy Cameron said...

You've had a great year, and I hope this year to get to actually meet you (my dad started checking that I was still up for a trip to Marrakech in October *ahem* )

Patchwork and Play said...

All things considered- heat and parenting - you have produced a beautiful array of goodies. I am especially impressed with all the EPP!! It's been lovely getting to know you better too.

Kelly said...

Beautiful makes! I love reading your blog and look forward to seeing what you make in 2013.

Sheila said...

I can't believe how much you have made - you should be well chuffed.
Happy New Year.x

Flying Blind... said...

Amazing and beautiful bunch of finishes and nearly-finishes - bravo xxx

Catherine said...

You have made so much. Have to say-discovering epp has also been the best thing that's happened in my sewing world!

Cindy Sharp said...

You've done well especially when you toss in being sick and taking care of your wonderful boy.

Kirsten said...

A wonderful year - wishing you all the best for 2013!

diane said...

Given all the obstacles that you must deal with to get any sewing finished...you have completed a ton of projects and all lovely. I agree, the best part of blogging is talking with and making new friends.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It may not be a race but you've definitely left me for dead!! Gorgeous, gorgeous makes this year - well done!

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

Another year of *beautiful* work, Annabella!! Happy new year, xx --J

Nat at Made in Home said...

Looks awesome! Happy new hearts you!

Jenelle said...

It's truly lovely to see everything all together in one place. 2012 was a year of gorgeous makes for you Annabella! :)

Catherine said...

All your creations are lovely! Here's to an equally amazing 2013 - Happy New Year.