Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post

I'm taking a break from my vacation to post one last time in 2010.

A sampling of 2010 projects

As of now, I haven't taken proper pictures of my last projects of 2010.  While in Montana, I completed the LOVE and Artist Palette (aka Solids #1) quilts and made a funky house block for Beth's neighborhood.  I'm hoping to get pictures of the quilts and their recipients later today...the house block was mailed without any pictures taken.

Looking at the sampling of 2010 projects above (see my sidebar for links to them all), I realize that more was accomplished than I thought, but it also reminds me of goals not quite accomplished.

In 2010, I became involved in a quilt guild for the first time, attended my first quilting retreat, participated in several challenges, donated to multiple charity projects, celebrated some blogging milestones and learned some new techniques.  

Looking ahead, I have several goals (as they relate to quilting and blogging) set for myself in 2011.  Mainly I want to stay focused on my ever growing project list...I am easily distracted with all the wonderful creative going ons in Blogland.  
I definitely want to do more charity quilting in 2011, specifically recommitting to AAQI.  Early in 2010 I signed up for their $1,000 Promise, made five quilts and then was distracted by other projects.  I aim to do better this year.  
I would also like to make more progress on Dear Jane, learn needle turn applique, use more of my scraps and selvages, and improve my FMQ.  
As the year goes on, I am sure I will be adding to this list ;-)

Another goal I have set for myself is to engage more with my readers, with blogs I follow and with new (to me) blogs.  
This quilty bloggy community is the best!  
I am inspired by you all; you never cease to amaze me with your creativity; and you do not disappoint when I need encouragement and reassurance!  
Thank you for sharing yourself and your passion for quilting with me, and thank you for allowing me to share a little of myself with you!!!!  

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!!!


  1. And a Happy New Year to you and yours, Rene'!

  2. What a great recap...and wonderful goals! Thanks so much for the inspiration in 2010...and best wishes for a wonderful 2011!

  3. What fun all of your projects were to watch from start to finish!

    Wishing you and yours a happy, blessed New Year!

  4. Happy New Year, Rene'! Have fun creating, sharing and quilting!
    ; )

  5. What a great look at the year gone by and anticipation for the year to come. Have fun.

  6. Happy New Year, Rene'! You sure gave everyone else a lot of inspiration with your beautiful quilting this year. Have fun in snowy Montana!

  7. How fun to look back at all your beautiful projects! I really love that color palette in the middle you've been working on. Fun to look forward too - I admire your charitable work. It's been so fun becoming friends in 2010 so I hope we can continue in 2011.

  8. I've so enjoyed following your work this year! Can't wait to see what you come up with next year! Happy 2011!