|"For the Birds" hop|
|"Say it with Flowers" hop|
I have taken on the challenge of making projects to follow a theme with Mme. Samm's blog hops at Sew We Quilt. My next one will be "Flags on a Stick" which runs from March 25 - April 3.
I have added to my WIP pile after seeing the cute patterns or quilts posted by other bloggers.
|And Sew On BOM by Kristy at Quiet Play|
I have participated in a mug rug swap, with my partner living in Australia, and I hosted two giveaways that had me sending projects to Saskatchewan, Texas and Oregon. It has been so much fun to think of things I made living in different places around the world.
|One of two mug rugs I sent to Australia|
I've even started designing. So far my Craftsy Pattern Store has only one pattern, but soon there will be more.
|Portrait of a Snowman|
And I have been writing! That was one of the reasons I started a blog in the first place. I wanted to be writing, but with no deadlines and intense amounts of self-doubt, I wasn't writing at all. Now, a year later, I have almost a year's worth of devotions written (I didn't post any while we were in Florida on vacation). You can find them all here on my Devotions page.
So, to celebrate my blogging anniversary, I'm having another giveaway. I shared last week that I was working on some embroidery. This little mini quilt is the result.
Pretty by Hand (a fellow Canadian). Her two samples were turned into a cute bag and a framed piece, but in the interest of being able to mail this to the winner of the giveaway, I made mine into a mini. I don't know if it qualifies as a quilt, since there are no stitches holding the three layers together except around the edges, but it's so small that I don't think that will matter. And I thought quilting would take away from the simplicity of the design.
|This gives you a better idea of the size of this piece.|
It was especially fun to work on such pretty flowers because right now THIS is our reality...
link it up everywhere I can think of to celebrate. The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Thank you so much for reading over the past year and for leaving me so many wonderful comments. It's great to be a part of this quilting, blogging community.
Here's to another year of having soooo much fun!