Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ending the Year...

Good Morning everyone... I woke up this morning feeling a wide mix of emotions. It really is the 29th day of December and that arbitrary January 1st is only days away. Like most of us I am contemplating -- That is, contemplating what this past year has brought, and what 2014 holds in store.

2013 has been wild & fun and it feels like the soil of my old self has been dug up, turned upside down -- letting the air in, and making all ready for new planting.

I just have not chosen the plants yet... there are soooooo many opportunities, but as every gardener knows you have to choose wisely.

It is the choosing that has me thinking -- thinking, just because it is the beginning of the new year, I may not be ready to choose yet. I am literally in the "middle" of working on my latest creations -- all in various stages of production for almost all are to be included in my newest book. Each project is special, and has a life of it's own at the moment.

So, for me all my decisions and plans for the new year (sort of like the perennial plantings) are somewhat already in place, and everything else (the lovelies-annuals) will have to wait for that manuscript due date to come & go before I make those selections.

I have only the piles & piles of scraps to share at this point, but know that each pile represents a quilt project unfolding.

Unfolding further as 2014 unfolds.
I would love to hear your plans for the new year.... or if yours-like mine, may just have to wait for a bit more unfolding.


  1. thanks Rachel & BIG wishes for a grand Happy New Year!

  2. I will spend sometime before the clock strikes tomorrow night in listing some project goals for 2014. The years I skip this I end up feeling like I didn't get much done regardless of how many things I actually did...there is just something about checking it off the list. I look forward to seeing your projects "unfold"!

    1. I know this feeling... and will most likely spend some time with my own list, but I am leaving the bigger planning for a clearer head. Happiest of New Year's to you!

  3. I love the way you've taken stock of your present purpose and goals/projects and still left room to dream and grow and become more.

    And I enjoy all of the photos you share ~ ~ you always leave me with new energy and inspiration. Thank you!

    1. Wow! thanks Kara. It was a grand day we met and I also have enjoyed your comments here. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with even grander quiltmaking!