Tuesday, December 31, 2013

From Whence I've Come

Goodness gracious. Am I the only one that feels a tad speechless in trying to sum up this past year? For the record, I've made mosaics galore - all the blocks (it took two, not including the City Sampler!), littles (here and here), bags, Patchwork, Please projects, and of course, the quilts.

Besides all the actual sewing, there were numerous unforgettable experiences and highlights. Bear with me as I recount some of them and celebrate the steps along the journey.
  • Becoming a quilter in the FAITH Circle of do.Good Stitches - Funny how something seems so implausible at one point in time, but later, it just becomes the right thing to do. 
  • Six new tutorials - These were challenging, yet rewarding, and I hope to share more.
So that's it! To say this year has been full is an understatement. Full of fabric and thread, yes. But so much more. Thank you to all of you for filling this year with encouragement, challenge, and affirmation. And of course, friendship. You make all of it so much more rewarding.

21 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

A wonderful year Debbie! Wishing you a happy 2014!

S Staum said...

Wow! I am so impressed and inspired with how much you have created in a year!! I love it all! And you have a job to go to also, correct? I am retired and need to step it up a little!! Well, actually a lot!! :-)

Carla said...

I imagine you are anticipating 2014 with excitement! Looking forward to another year of following along Debbie

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy New Year - have loved reading your blog and seeing all the things you make. so much inspiration! Keep up the good work!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

No you are not Debbie... I'm right there with you today! The words are hard to come by and now I look forward to spreading the love to fellow quilters. Doesn't it just make you giddy with excitement for 2014? Enjoy~

Svetlana said...

what a fantastically successful year you had, Debbie. Congrats! I so enjoy seeing all your wonderful creations. Happy New Year.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

What a beautiful collection of work. Congratulations. Happy New Year!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Happy NEW Year Debbie! I love your mosaic and all your quilts! How great to see that you have done so many different styles - everyone so beautiful! x Teje

Leanne said...

Happy New Year to you! I have loved coming to see what you are up to all year long as there is constant inspiration and fun here. I wish you the very best new year.

Nicole said...

Congrats on a great year, Debbie! Wishing you more great things for 2014!

Kelli said...

Way to go! You've had an incredible year and I'm proud to call you friend. Keep it up Debbie! Happy New Year!

MariQuilts said...

I had trouble summing it all up as well......you've had a fabulous year!!!!

claudia said...

What a fantastic year for you! Thank you for sharing all that you have with us. You have been more than generous and I should say encouraging.
I hope your New Year is all that you want it to be and more. I am looking forward to all the goodies you will have to share! Happy New Year to you and your family.

Erica said...

Congratulations on a wonderful, beautiful year! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

Katy Cameron said...

You had a great year :o) I need to do my mosaics, but I think I'll leave that til tomorrow when I'm feeling stronger ;o)

Happy new year!

Izzy said...

What a great year you had! Happy New Year Debbie. I look forward to reading your blog during 2014! :-)

Erin Quinn said...

What an epic year! Hope 2014 has a little rest in there as well :-)
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FlourishingPalms said...

Your pictures and long list attest to your accomplishments. You've had a super year, for sure, and I wish you even more in 2014. Revel in the joy that's sewing, quilting, and celebrity-dom! Blessings.

diane said...

you have had a great year too. I have not been very good at commenting but please know that I am following and think you are very talented. I hope we meet in 2014

Malu said...

It was wonderful to find your blog in 2013 and to follow your quilt alongs. I am very much looking forward to 2014 and all the new inspiration from you. Thank you.

Heidi Staples said...

You truly had a stunner of a year, Debbie! I can't wait to see what you do in 2014!!

And by the way, thanks for your Christmas letter. I loved it! :)