As one faces the end of the year it is a time to reflect and take stalk. On the sad side, one of my quilt buddies, Sally Nadelman passed away this year. She was a dear friend who enriched my life with her encouragement and the wonderful glass bead work that she did. I did not do so many quilt works this year as in the past, but I still think that 53 completed quilts for one year is not a bad thing. I have not done so well on the distribution of my works as I should so that will become a goal for next year. I participated in 9 quilt shows and was the director for one on them. I already know that two of the shows I normally am a part of will not happen in 2018 so that number will be down next year. I did one Trunk show were I showed 30 works – old and new. In doing that I got a good review of how I tend to work and saw some of my personal choice and behavior patterns. I used up 35 spools of thread this year and I am sure I did not replace them all so that stock pile is down. I did not purchase much fabric this year, but I sure dyed a lot. I used it too and that was a good source of pleasure for me. I look forward to meeting with Liz on Mondays again when the season allows and doing more of that. I feel that not a lot will change in 2018 but I hope to pay more attention to details and make better and more creative work.
Progress Report: Tribute- Spring This work is 20”w X 30”l. It is my last quilt made with Ethel leftovers. She cut the linoleum block of the tree and did the insect stenciling. I still have lots of her fabric and the scrap box with her remainders still has bits in it. But for the most part the work in the future work will be all mine. I enjoyed doing the free motion work to extend the trees in this piece.
Aces and Spaces This top is created from all of the “cut aways” or negative spaces from the units of ACE. There are a few additional fabrics too as I can never leave things alone, but it mostly leftovers.
As the year dies one is aware of the passage of time and this card is part of the reflection of a life well lived. I hope that all my friends can say their lives are works of art that they are happy with too.
Happy New Year