Saturday, 2 January 2016

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016


First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone who puts up with my infrequent rambling.  Thank you especially for your friendship and encouragement and I hope that your coming year is full of fun and creativity!

These are my favourite makes of 2015.

Clockwise from top: Mrs Midas, Wild GeeseThe MoorsBirchHome Sweet Home: Waiting to be Let In

It was a quiet year creatively because the rest of life was mad:

1 graduation from primary school
1 total house reorganisation
2 bedrooms completely redecorated



1 funeral: odd how bittersweet these events can be - so very sad whilst simultaneously so nice in terms of meeting up with relatives one doesn't see very often
1 lovely week in Arran, during which there was
1 flood - through the ceiling of one of the newly redecorated bedrooms:-(
1 insurance claim
3 weeks in temporary accommodation and three months of living in chaos



Highlight of the year was renting a little studio and a lot of days were spent scraping old concrete off the original quarry tiles, and painting the breeze block partition wall.



Finally, I mustered some courage and entered two quilts to Quiltcon - Wild Geese and Walk, Don't Walk - neither of which were accepted.  I know I have to improve my technical skills so I just look forward to keeping on experimenting.

Please join me in 2016!




11 comments:

  1. That was quite a year. Congratulations on entering quilts in to Quilt Con. I may not live long enough to even attempt this. Have a wonderful 2016

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  2. You have been busy, and your quilts are stunning, I hope to see more. All the best to you for the new year.

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  3. Gosh you did have an interesting year Catherine :) Well done on even entering those quilts I am sure that we will see your quilts there one day! Wishing you a drier (!) 2016.

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  4. I love how there's usually a very peaceful feeling to your work and this years pick really shows that well. Good on you for entering quilts for Quilt Con too. Wishing you a fantastic, flood-free 2016.

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  5. You have been very busy!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  6. Jeez, I'm sweting just reading about all that work! Good for you and still some wonderful finishes! Happy New Year!

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  7. What a year! I hope 2016 is nothing but good for you and yours xx

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  8. I hope the coming days bring nothing but joy and happiness for you. Not sure what Quilt Con was looking for in your quilts, but I find Wild Geese to be beautiful. I have always admired your quilts for their elegance.

    -Soma

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  9. What!! Your quilts not accepted?? What do they know anyway. I consider all your quilts to be beautiful. My you have had an eventful year. Excited for you to see the progress of your studio; I have often wondered how it was coming along. May your 2016 be a little less eventful.

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  10. Oh dear, floods are no fun at all. I hope you're not in any danger of floods from excessive rain now too? And clearly if your gorgeous quilts are not up to Quiltcon on technical grounds then I will never even bother trying! I saw lots of amazing rejects last year (and some odd ones accepted too), their criteria for accepting/declining doesn't seem entirely consistent to me. Hope 2016 runs a little more smoothly for you and you have an abundance of creative time.

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  11. Oooh! Finally catching up on my blog reading- in reverse order ho hum...Great to see your year in review. Yay the studio finally came through- I missed this. What a busy year you've had- all the best for a calm and creative 2016!

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