Those are the beginning words of one of my favorite songs "The Sound of Silence". I do believe Simon and Garfunkle were one amazing duo. Hip, yet folksy and their songs have stood the test of time. As I look back over the past year I am surprised at the amount of things I have made, but will they stand the test of time? Does it matter? Why do we make (so many) things? Who cares!!!?
My bow tie quilt is one of the most favorite things I have made this year. I love mixing the old and new fabrics together for a completely dare I say, funky look. Now I am having a hard time figuring out how to quilt it. I know I want it to be more modern as opposed to traditional, just to push the line even more.
I am very proud of this quilt. It took a long time to make and I was scared to death I would mess it up when it came to squaring it up and putting on the binding. I have it hanging in my living room and my granddaughter says it makes her eyes go zingy, mission accomplished!
I really had fun making this quilt! So very different and pretty much glued together!! This is supposed to go into the auction for the guild quilt show but I may just keep it and make another one.
I can officially say I am no longer afraid of curves and I learned a new skill. I obviously still need some instruction in the contrast department......
Some contributions were made to the UFO pile, but that was totally planned. Sometimes it is ok to abandon projects, you never know where they might show up.
I gave a lot of things away which always makes me feel good. I never feel like anything I own is too "precious" only people are to me, they are the most important. The colors in this make me happy.
I never make resolutions, I don't believe in them and I won't be starting now! Instead I will be making goals and plans for sewing and with the many other things that go on in my life, but still try and live in the moment and not get carried away.
I didn't count up my projects from this year because it doesn't matter how many things I made. The excitement and fun is in the doing, the give and take I get from readers like you who follow me, comment and just make life a lot more fun! I look forward each and every day to emails from my quilting friends from around the world and nearby.
So what is it you really want to do this year? It doesn't have to be sewing or quilting related. When are you going to start? What are you waiting for?
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
|Griffin and Elliot|
Today is my grandson Griffin's 10th birthday! Happy birthday Griff, love you! Mom Mom.