End of Year

 

IMG_0093Hello,

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. IMG_0089 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.IMG_0090

ACE    I am having fun with this  project too now that I have all the units fused and zig-zagged down.   I have even started the quilting on this project.

 IMG_0095Aces 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.

Handwork- orange  My evening TV projects is moving forward.   I still do not have a plan but I keep building.

Cards Celebrate is the first  card I did this week.  It is a reflection of the time.  Good bye to 2017…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Carol

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