|Square Spiral - 2014|
So as 2014 draws to a close, I thought I would take a little look back at the year and it's quilts.
2014 has been a year of contrast; a year of ending and beginning; a year of significant loss and significant gains, a year of major change.
I have had to face the fact that illness is long term and life changing. I have lost my job, my income, my career, much of my social life and many friends. I have had to accept a life at a much slower pace and that there are many things that I can no longer do at the moment and everything I do manage takes soooo much longer to complete.
|Learning Curves in 9 Squares - 2014|
It is also the year I decided to take my quilting seriously. For the first time ever, I started to enter quilt shows and in 2014 I have won 5 ribbons, including a first and second category placement and one for machine quilting.
|Black on white, White on black - 2014|
It has also been my first year of serious blogging. I have discovered a whole new community that I never knew existed. I have seen thousands of quilts and textile art that have thrilled and inspired. I have also formed some wonderful 'quilting buddies'.
|Cosmic Split 2014|
As well as following others on their quilting journey, I love getting to know others, seeing where they live and learning a bit about other countries and cultures. Thanks to Google Earth, I can even get an idea of what the countryside looks like in their part of the world. So, if you do visit regularly - do let me know where you live so I can look you up!
|Going to Pieces 2014|
In the UK it has also been a year of many mild and sunny days - and quilting in the garden!!
|Round the Bend in 12 Squares|
I wish you all a happy, healthy and quilt productive 2015!
Thanks for visiting and all your comments and encouragement throughout the year.
Please find below a list of linky parties. I may not link with all of the every week, but with some of them most weeks. Please go and have a look at some of the other wonderful quilts and quilters there.
Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
WIP Wednesday at freshly pieced @ http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at TN + TN @ http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/