Here we are approaching the beginning of a new decade! I remember so clearly standing in front of City Hall with my husband and six year old daughter on the last night of 1999, counting down and watching the fireworks. Remember the Y2K scare? May all our worries turn out to be so groundless!
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back into quilting this year - in case you don't know, I resumed quilting in August after a hiatus of almost 15 years. Here's a whirlwind tour of what I've finished in 2010.
"I'll Be Seeing You" - my late mother made the top and I quilted it on the anniversary of her passing.
"Valley of the Dolls" - for my mother-in-law.
"Blue Meanies" - originally meant for my daughter.
"My Mother's Christmas Quilt" - she pieced the top and I quilted it for her husband.
"Wine Gums" - my daughter wheedled for this one instead.
"Red Hots" - just sneaked under the 2009 wired with this one.
And now it's time to think about the coming year, and about setting some goals for myself, learning some new skills or polishing up rusty ones. Nothing terribly ornate or arcane. At least not this year! In my experience, it's best to keep resolutions few in number and fairly open-ended, to maximize the possibility of success! Therefore, I have three things on my New Year's Quilting Resolutions list for 2010, and they are:
#1: Applique - I've never done this but it's time to learn!
#2: Paper piecing - extremely rusty skill set that was never very good at any time
No photo for this one, but I would like to get involved in quilting for charity in some way. If anyone has any good ideas on this score - particularly Canadian ideas - I'd love to hear about them.
What are your New Year's Quilting Resolutions?