Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I guess I really was busy this year....

As 2010 is coming to a close, I've been spending a little time looking back at all my handmade adventures this year and realizing I really have accomplished quite a lot that I set out to do. I have finished twelve entire quilts, found my knitting mojo again and completed a ton of other little projects. I still have about a half a million UFOs lying around and even more ideas that are bursting to be born into real fabric and yarn actuality, but all in all I'm very proud of the progress I've made in most facets of the needle arts.

I just wanted to share with you some of my most favorite creations this year~

My first completed quilt of 2010, the FMF Wonky Log Cabin, which I started during the Old Red Barn Co. quilt-along using the tutorial by the fabulous John (aka quiltdad). So much fun to piece, although this one has been slowly having the shoddy pre-Bernina quilting ripped out. Hopefully it will be all done and couch-worthy again soon.

My Far, Far Away quilt is dearly loved. The double gauze is so soft and I went the extra mile piecing the back on this one.

I was a little reckless cutting into my Bohemian fabrics, but came out with one quilt for our newlywed friends and one for me.

I love seeing all these Munki Munki prints all in one place,

and spending lots of time under this one, which wins the prize for most-used.

I finally finished knitting
my first-ever sweater for me,

and gained enough new knitting skills to be confident starting new, more complex projects like cabled hats, mittens and socks.

Lots of smaller, yet satisfying projects were made, 

 and there are still lots of long-term projects waiting their turn to be picked up again, like my "Ode to Denyse Schmidt" spiderweb,

and my paper-pieced Liberty of London hexagon quilt.

Hard to believe all that was done during naptimes and nights while Lucy grew from this little babe,

to this big party girl.

Maybe there were more nap times than I thought!

Thank you so much to all of you for your supportive words over the last year and for all the inspiration I receive daily from you sharing your own work. It's truly what keeps my creative fire lit. I can't wait to see what you can do in 2011!


  1. Such beautiful, creative accomplishments for you, and Lucy is precious, too. Happy New Year!

  2. It looks like it was a great year all the way around! Isn't it fun to see those little ones grow? It just happens WAY to fast!

  3. Love your wrap-up...beautiful quilts and she looks so little in the first picture and ready to head off to college in the second one :-) Man, time flies by, doesn't it?!

  4. :O You are one productive woman! I adore them all and am super jealous of all the beautiful and intricate projects you've made!

  5. Holy Guacamole Lady what an inspiration you are! Just wait until you have 2 kids! Although my 4 year stopped napping so that really cuts into the me time...keep those naps going!! That sweater must have taken forever it is so beautiful. The quilts make me breathless and I am so excited to make one I love. Thanks for the comment on the Bernie and the Chenin....super fun!

  6. What a great look back over your year! The quilts are lovely, its my resolution to make more in 2011!

  7. looks like you had a very beautiful year. i look forward to your adventures in 2011!

  8. What a fabulous list of accomplishments for the year.

  9. So many beautiful quilts! Wow, you have must certainly had a wonderful year. What a blessing nap times are! When they grow out of naps, they grow into "rest" times. Still love those! Thanks for your comment at Stitched in Color!

  10. Gosh Megan, you WERE really super-productive this past year! Really makes me wonder what the heck I was doing?!

    Everything you make is just so pretty and nice and lovely and I wish I were as prolific as you!

  11. Looks like one seriously yummy year Megan!! Can't wait to see what you bring to the inspiration table in 2011!!

    happy new year!

  12. Your work is beautiful! You sure had a busy year! :)

    Can't wait to see what you come up with for 2011


  13. everything you made is just gorgeous!! My fave is the pickledish & the FFA1- so pretty.

    Have a fantastical New Year! looking forward to all of your creation for 2011

  14. what a productive year filled with beautiful fabric and quilts. happy new year, my dear!!

  15. Loving your work! I stumble across you blog recently and is now a must read! You acheived loads this year - well done, all your quilts are lovely. I know exactly what you mean about naptimes! My number two is now 6 weeks old, and crafting has experience a dramatic lull of late!