A couple of years ago, I started out my blogging for that year by revisiting my favorite quilts from the previous year. It was fun for me to see the quilts again – as so often I finish a quilt for a deadline and forget to sit and enjoy my finished project. A recap is a good way for me to pause and reflect on my time spent on each item. I also remember people enjoyed the seeing them all in one post. It’s a popular concept on Instagram also. Everyone (but me because I couldn’t get it to work that day) posted a photo of their top 9 posts from the that year. This post is my blog version of that concept.
Metro Hoops from this blog post.
More Trendy Table projects from this post – My favorites being the two on the right, Frosted and Rock Candy.
Wrapped – Also from my Trendy Table book
Sorbet – From this post and also found in the Trendy Table book.
Painted Lady – from this post.
Starstruck Runner – found in this booklet.
Lastly, Preppy the Whale – from this post.
As I reflect on 2016, I have to say I really enjoyed the projects I worked on. I did mostly small projects for work and made lots of runners. I took the time when the boys were napping to do some quilting projects for fun that were designed by other people. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, so it was a treat for me. It also led me to revisit handwork and wool and I’ve been loving it. It has sparked a lot of new ideas for me – Ideas that I have been working on for the last 5 months, but have yet to share. Personally, this year has been good too. The boys are at fun, yet challenging ages. Everyday is a new adventure and we are learning something new every day. I feel like I’ve struck a better balance between working and being a mom, and am grateful for that. The boys are growing up so fast, and I’m glad to be able to spend a lot of time with them and not miss it. It means I have been putting out less product for work – but I am fine with it. This plaque that I found on Etsy pretty much sums it up.