Wednesday 7 January 2015

Looking Back At 2014 - My Year In Photos

Sometimes it can be fun to reminisce and to look back over the year that was.  In April last year I was introduced to the iPhone app "Photo365" and I have kept a photo journal from May onwards.  Here is my year in photos.  I have notated some of the highlights below:
Social Totes; Bee Blocks; Catching up with friends; Miriam's "Autumn Hearts" Quilt; Circuit Assembly;  "Urbana" Quilt using Dashwood fabrics; Lachlan's pillow for his broken foot/ankle; Pat Sloan's "The Letter F"; Nested Churn Dash sew-a-long; FMQing class at my LQS; the start of "Fiona's Block Swap". 
Working on "Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt" blocks 1 & 2; numerous bee blocks & "Fiona's Block Swap" quilt blocks; starting the "Movement in Squares" quilt top; meeting Rosalie Quinlan at "Craft Alive" in Bendigo; more quilting, embroidery & my Grand Canyon cross stitch; starting the "Quilty Sisters Instabee"

Bee blocks; "Friendship" by Rosalie Quinlan; Patchwork House Block Swap; "The Two Of Us" embroidery pattern by Rosalie Quinlan (Mum turned it into a handbag after I stitched it); "Dresden Circle" mini quilt; lots of embroidery and secret squirrel sewing for "Fiona's Block Swap"; "Stitching Seams with Polkadot Dreams" by Rosalie Quinlan; meeting Julie & Ashleigh; "Raincheck" mini quilt by Thimble Blossoms; "The Letter F" mini quilt completed; Sea Breeze mini quilt a long; Pat Sloan's "Let's Go Sew".
Lots and lots of bee blocks; Very Cherry Swap; "Tea for Two" for Alison; the Butterfly Challenge; English Paper Piecing (hexis); "Journey of a Quilter" finally quilted; Mum completes "The Two Of Us" handbag; Fox mini quilts for Kelly & Carlie; 500 followers on Instagram.
Bee Blocks; starting my mini "Swoon"; pattern testing for Juliet; Very Cherry Swap parcels sent off & received; "Butterfly" mini for Jess; Owl cushion for a friend; more cross stitch; starting to quilt "Let's Go Sew".

Peg Board finally hung up in the sewing room (after renovations); Cross Stitch; "Elephantasy" mini quit for the Spotlight Quilt Expo; more bee blocks; Bendigo's yarn bombed tram; "Singing in the Rain" mini quilt; bee blocks for Jade; Deniliquin day trip with Probus; a new Horn sewing cabinet; floss; starting my "Millefiori Mystery Quilt" by Sarah Fielke; meeting Jess on a day trip to Ballarat & also meeting Alison from Cotton Factory & Jodie from Ric Rac; my first ever Aurifil; collecting Mum's quilt from the Long Arm Quilter; & teaching Mum how to fussy cut.

Working on my "Millefiori Mystery Quilt" by Sarah Fielke and my "Quilty Stitches" cross stitch by Little Miss Shabby dominated November.  Mum's quilt finally finished.  Some bee blocks; "Norway" mini by Thimble Blossoms for Sharon; Greeny the bilby heads off on his journey to his new forever home; my 3-year anniversary in Bendigo; VIP guests for dinner; and lots & lots & lots of secret squirrel sewing that I can't show just yet...
Lots of secret squirrel sewing - "Goosed Up in Blue (da ba dee)" for Annabel ; starting my "Schnitzel & Boo" mini quilt; "Quilty Stitches" is complete; "Green Exploding Star" mini quilt for Kellie; more bee blocks; peg board in sewing room painted lime green; Olaf sings bad songs for Sharon; "Bee Hive" wall quilt for Carolyn arrives in America (made last month); my "Harlequin Stars" kit arrives from Emma Jean Jansen with Terra Australia fabrics; Day trip to Ballarat to visit Cotton Factory & Greeny touches the big green button; Cosmo; "C" mini quilt for Cassie; housewarming gift for Cassie; Hoffman Fabrics Batiks prize arrives; Aurifil arrives & hung up on a new thread holder in the sewing room; Bruces & Ric Rac birdies; and I *finally* completed the "Movement in Squares" quilt (nicknamed my "Peppermint Freddo" quilt).
Wow, there's a lot of crafting in there!  And to top off the year I also reached 1000 Followers on Instagram in late December.  If you haven't already done so, check out my "1000 Followers Giveaway" competition.
Click on picture above to access the competition page. 
Entries close 9pm Sunday 11 January 2015 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
Entry is open to all friends worldwide. 

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