Goodness me..... I cannot believe it was six months ago that I made my last blog entry! Sadly, both my blogs were neglected for the latter half of 2016. Somehow there seemed to be less hours in my days to achieve all the things I had planned and my list of priorities kept changing on a daily basis. So here we are planning for another year already.
What are your goals and dreams for 2017? Will you be stitching more? Travelling? Creating? Designing? Will you join a new group? Participate in a challenge? Commit to a BOM? Stitch for a charity? Try a new craft or technique? I would love to hear what my readers have planned for 2017 and maybe share in the progress of your goals for 2017.
Hopefully, I will be able to share my new goals and progress with you a little more frequently in 2017. But before I move onto my new goals for this year I thought it would be worth a little recap on my achievements for the latter part of 2016.
I am pleased to report that the majority of those projects in DD3 were either completed or received some attention during the year. Drawer 6 contained blocks for a beautiful quilt and all those blocks are now complete and ready to be built into a quilt in 2017! The two drawers are not empty perse, but progress was certainly made.
|Maggie's First Dance BOM|
|My first quilt for AHQ|
BONUS as far as my creative persona was concerned. Two reasons for that - more time to complete my Xmas gifts, but more excitingly, I could finally have my special anniversary/early Xmas present delivered and set up! Yay, hooray!
Home for two days and the lovely Marilyn from MK Sewable and her very helpful man arrived with my special package - a brand new HQ 'Sweet Sixteen' quilter.
There are still many, many PIPs in my 'Cave' but that will always be the story for this Creative Miss. Surely isn't that what retirement is all about - accepting new challenges to make life interesting? So maybe if the OWO ever decides it's time to "retire" from travelling this vast and beautiful country, there will be more time for activity in the "Woman's Cave" -- I can always dream!
|The first of many - I hope - on my new "play thing"|
.......... May there be many more challenges in 2017.......
|'Love Letters' Quilt blocks now complete - |
Drawer 6 item - one more block to go!
|Framed embroidered owl for my|
lovely friend Heather in Tasmania
|Heather & Graeme|
|Another quilt -3 more appliqued |
blocks completed in 2016
|Variety of placemats, runners and|
cushion covers were completed
|Embroidery completed - what next??|
|Beading now complete - |
just needs frame
|"Miracles by Appointment"|
Wallhanging - D3 item
|This was a special table center - "An Aussie Christmas"|
by Smee Designs - made for Miss Heidi in the UK
|"Subversive Santa" by Smee Designs|
I couldn't part with this one!
|Completed quilt for Master Landon|
|One very happy recipient!|
|Do you think he liked his quilt?|
|Oh, I think so!!!|