Monday, December 31, 2012

Made in 2012

Reading  blogs and talking to people it seems that everybody is in agreement that 2012 has just flown by. Like many others, I too like to reflect on the highs and lows of the passed year at this point of time. That of course also includes what has been going on in my sewing room.

Lots and lots of small projects (I haven't got pictures of all of them), made mostly for our charity bazaar, but not many finished quilts to show for. I did however finish two hand pieced tops:

This one I've quilted in the ditch already, now I want to add a bit of hand quilting with perle cotton.

and this one I'm planning to free motion quilt by machine. 

Regarding New Year's resolutions: I have a dismal track record with those, so I don't even go there anymore. I just try to live life as it's presented to me and make the most of it and that includes sewing and quilting. If I see a new project that takes my fancy, why not go for it?? Life is too short to worry about too many UFOs! With that little insight, I would like to wish all my friends out there a very good start into the New Year and may 2013 be your best year yet. 

With Love
Vreni x

18 comments:

Rossana said...

Vreni, you have made a lot of amazing projects!
I agree willingly your wishes! Best things for your 2013!

donkey and the carrot said...

My best wishes for the new year Vreni! I wish all your wishes to come true! And to keep on sewing and creating all these beautiful things! And keep on sharing your amazing work with us, your friends!!!Loooooove youuuu

kisses from me and the baby!

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
ich schaffe es nie einen Jahresrückblick zu schreiben. Sei's drum.
Ich wünsche dir einen guten Rutsch, bleib gesund und munter und weiterhin viel Spaß und Kreativität an und bei unserem Hobby.
Alle guten Wünsche und LG Doris

Marg said...

Best wishes for the new year Vreni. You have made lots of beautiful things this year. I like your thought that life is too short so just go for it and make what you want and don't worry about UFO's. I think I'll try that for 2013 and hopefully along the way I'll finish some UFO's too.

Jessica said...

I love both those quilts Vreni! They are beautiful!

Theodora quilts said...

Avery nice post and you summed it up well on new years resalutions I feel the same way . I love your Christmas cushion on the previous page and your tree is beautiful . I haven't been blogging to much I have been a bit anxious on my new sewing machine arriving and going out to our country home to pick the olives and take to to the olive press to get my oil for the year we had some periodicall rain so it was hard to occomplish the task which was completed yesterday I also orderd my machine a couple of days ago and my anxieties have been over until I get a new one LOL I wish you a happy new year and glad the world didn't come to an end so we can continue to quilt.Love the hand pieced quilts quite an occomplishment besides all the smaller projects for the year. xoxo theodora

Julimond said...

Du warst so fleißig, liebe Vreni.Schöne Projekte. Für nächstes Jahr habe ich mir einiges vorgenommen, ich hoffe, ich komme wirklich dazu, so eigenes zu verwirklichen.
Ich drück dich ganz feste und wünsche dir ein wunderschönes 2013...du bist ja um einiges früher dran.

lg
Iris

abovo said...

Complimenti, Vreni! Ti auguro un felice 2013, pieno di bei lavori!

Hilde said...

Isn't it amazing how many projects have gone through your hands this past year? And they all have given you the challenge to make it an unique piece with your special signature.
Hope to see many more colourful projects of Oops-lah in 2013! Best wishes and XXX from Brazil

expat quilter returns home said...

Impressive gallery of projects, divers and colorful. Hoping 2013 will be a good year for you and your family.
XXX
Rose-Anne

chrisi said...

immer wieder schön bei dir hinzusehen, ja das Jahr flog auch bei mir so schnell vorbei, ich fand leider immer weniger Zeit für mich, wünsche Dir alles gute im neuen Jahr, lg Christine

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lots of pretties, but, I love that hexie top the best. I don't usually make any resolutions, either.

FarahLin said...

Lovely projects, Vreni. I just love seeing all of your beautiful creations!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and hope this year would be as productive and creative. Happy new year to you and family! =)

Samelias Mum said...

So many beautiful finishes in 2012. I adore the quilt you're about to hand quilt. Absolutely stunning design and colours.

Here's to a stitchy 2013 x

Marit said...

Lots of lovely makes for 2012! Your two quilt tops are both very pretty...
Wish you a creative 2013!

Angela said...

Hello Vreni,

Wow, Du warst wirklich fleißig. Und sooo schöne Dinge. Ich wünsche Dir für 2013 weiterhin Kreativität und Gesundheit. Bis bald einmal, Angela.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Vreni! You are so wise -- I love your attitude about UFO's and starting new projects -- I need to adopt your mantra! You've had a wonderfully productive year -- I LOVE your hand pieced quilt tops -- they're gorgeous!

Gisele said...

You certainly did have a very busy year Vreni. Loving your version of tessellations & the hexagon quilt is stunning, love how you added the half flowers to the border! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year! :)x