Hello Friends, looking back at the year 2015…. my heart is full. First of all, my Miss Baby has grown and matured a lot this year. I am glad that I have been able to spend her formative years with her.
She is growing up quickly. Yesterday, she taught me a new word before the new year even began… “moulting”. From the back of the car…
MB: Mom, it’s good that Enid Blyton knows about moulting.
Me: What? You mean melting, right?
MB: No, Mom… it’s moulting.
MB: It’s shedding of feathers, for birds.
Me: Seriously? How do you spell it?
My little family had many adventures this past year.
This year, I filmed a total of 4 quilting classes – one (Machine Quilting Level 2) is already released, the other three forthcoming.
And of course, through it all, I had made and designed many(!) quilts. Here are a few of your favorites…
Some of those quilts made it into my second book, Creative New Quilts & Projects from Precuts or Stash.
There is also an Aurifil thread box released based on my subtle quilting concept.
The Subtle Strings threads were used to make the following quilt, which I had called Thread Journey, because it represents all my years of quilting fun and lessons learned.
I am most thankful for a very understanding and supportive husband who knows that I am one of those who needs to always be working on something. I am thankful for these two who occasionally act as armchair quilt designers giving their takes on my designs, whether I want them or not.
I am thankful to the people with whom I work on a regular basis, and with whom I have become fast friends.
I am thankful for YOU — my bloggy friends! Your comments or emails that sometimes come in late at night never fail to encourage me when I am pulling all nighters. So many of you have shared with me your life – pain and joy. I have rejoiced with, and prayed for you! And thank you to those who hold me in your prayers. I am convinced that I have been able to do what I did because of your prayers – and though not shared publicly on this blog, there had been quite a few high-stress moments in my life this year.
Over and over again, God has proven to me His grace is sufficient for me. And it is with that thought, I have designed all my quilts — as an effort to reflect His glory and beauty, albeit the effort being a feeble one.
Happy New Year to you all, Dear Friends, for walking with me the year 2015. Here’s to a great year in 2016!! I LOVE YOU ALL!