Since we have officially farewelled 2012 and are firmly entrenched in the new year I've been reflecting on the last twelve months. And while I certainly didn't keep up the cracking pace of 2011 in terms of quilt making I'm still happy with my finishes for 2012.
My favourite quilt for the year was definitely the Merry Go Round quilt.
6 of the 11 projects I made got gifted and I went through my cupboards at some point and gave away another three quilts that I hadn't used because there are a finite number of places you can use quilts as decorative throws and I'd reached my limit. Besides, I'd much rather know my quilts were getting some use than sitting in my quilt cupboard.
I did a few other projects too. I'm too lazy to put all of them in a mosaic so here are a select few.
I think my word for 2012 was either "relax" or "balance" because I seemed to do a lot less of everything last year. Less sewing, less quilt making, less blogging. More relaxing, more chilling out and a bit more sanity than the last couple of years. I liked finding that balance.
It was the year that Mordecai used up all of his 9 lives in the great cat kidney failure incident and wound up eating cat food that costs more per kilo than fillet steak. 2013 is going to be the year where he starts eating the cheaper version of kidney friendly cat food which still costs as much as chicken breast fillets. So far he has managed to avoid the stuff in his bowl for 5 days. I have no idea where he's eating but he must be eating somewhere else because the bowl is still full and he doesn't look any thinner. I will emerge from this battle victorious. Yes- I'm pitting my wits against a cat ...and bragging about it.
This little nephew and his girlfriend got engaged while on holiday in Bali. And last week they bought a house.
This little nephew moved out of home to live with his girlfriend.
My little sister did the happy dance because she's about to have her house back for the first time in about 25 years.
Miss P made it to 21 and celebrated big time. Mr. P and I celebrated because it's great when your kid makes it to adulthood relatively unscathed.
My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and my Dad only had to go to hospital twice in 2012. For those of you that are new here my Dad spent 2011 attention seeking his way into hospital for every single significant family event including his own 70th birthday, my birthday, my Mum's birthday, and my sisters birthday.
Mr. P and I made it overseas, spending two glorious weeks in Hawaii. We lived on burgers and cheese fries. I came home with Oreo envy. Mainland USA it's your turn next year. Anyone who doesn't want a visit from us while we're there should make plans to move now and leave no forwarding address.
And I finally got up the guts to put myself out there and wrote a tutorial that was featured on Totally Tutorials.
Christmas went off without a hitch. Ok, it was slightly hitchy but we all survived.
So as for 2013? I don't do resolutions. I know they don't work for me because I'm still a chain smoking, slightly over weight, non vegetable eating, carb and protein loving mid aged frump. My goal for this year is simply to have as much fun as possible. And finish my WIP's. And to finally nail free motion quilting. So bring it on.
P.S. After a four month hiatus I'm bringing back Favourite Things Friday from next week. I hope you'll drop by and play along with me. It's a fabulous way to slide into the weekend.