Friday, 28 December 2012

A Year in Review

January started with some sadness, although it wasn't the end of the world, my closest friend moved away and a piece of me went with her in the shape of a wall hanging,


February,


we experienced snow and a cold night out in Nottingham celebrating Light Night.

March,

a challenge piece entitled 'Architexture'.

April,


a Shelley Rhodes workshop,


another challenge piece, 'Andromeda ' to interpret 'Time' and


the latest member of our family, Callum, who is now 7 months.

May,


 a still unfinished photo collage made in a workshop with Hilary Beattie.

June,


 we all celebrated the Queen's 60 year Jubilee. 

July,


inspiration in Oslo on a Baltic Cruise.

August,
my entry for Festival of Quilts entitled, 'Change', and

a very informative and enjoyable workshop with Dionne Swift.

September,
time to recharge the batteries in our favourite St Ives.

October,


'Bumpsteads Memories' for the International Quilt Challenge Group.

November,

the highlight of our year, my beautiful stepdaughter got married to her handsome soldier husband.


And finally, December,




a selection of bookwraps for the tombola  at next year's Festival of Quilts.

And Mum enjoying a beautiful calendar of her great grandchildren on Christmas morning.

2012 has been an amazing year with so many momentous occasions, the Queen's Jubilee, The London Olympics, a special '0' birthday for me, a new baby in the family, a beautiful wedding, a new stitching shop in my home town, the discovery of new members of our family in Canada courtesy of the World Wide Web, and happy time spent with family at Christmas.  My best present for Christmas came from my DH's eldest son, who pinched a photo from my facebook page but I forgive him.  Look what he gave me!  A cover for my iPad with my artwork on, how thoughtful is that?!


2012 has been a very busy and exciting year.  I wonder what 2013 has planned for us?  However you are celebrating the changeover from one year to the next I hope 2013 is a Happy, Healthy, Rewarding, Creative and Nurtured year for you all. 


16 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great year Julie, some sadness always creeps in but that's balance eh? Lovely work from you and wonderful workshops you did this year. Looking forward to journeying with you in 2013. Happy New Year. xox

Jackie said...

What a lovely year you've had my friend...I'm sorry about the fact that your dear friend moved away; I know that you will always have a special place for her in your heart.
Lovely blog...Thank you for sharing your year with me.
Hugs and love,
Jackie

ju-north said...

You've (both) had an amazing year! It seems to go by so quickly! Here's to another great year for you!

Heather said...

What a lovely post Julie - I can't even remember what happened to me last year. Love your hangings and quilts and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in 2013

pam said...

That was a wonderful post - thanks for sharing with us and now you have 2013 to look forward to - life is actually very good isn't it.
Happy New yearxx

Gina said...

What an eventful year and a lovely idea for a post. I was thinking of doing something similar but I'm not sure each month was so eventful for us!

Angela said...

A lovely post Julie.Nice to see your mum looking so well and happy. The I Pad cover is brilliant, what a lovely thoughtful present.

imac said...

Lets hope 2013 is an even better year my darling sweetness, love DH xxx

cath Ston said...

Some gorgeous work for 2012 Julie, and such a lovely idea to go through your year like that! Love your iPad cover too, what a fab idea. Looking forward to following you in 2013, and here's wishing you all the best of everything for the new year too. X

cath Ston said...

Some gorgeous work for 2012 Julie, and such a lovely idea to go through your year like that! Love your iPad cover too, what a fab idea. Looking forward to following you in 2013, and here's wishing you all the best of everything for the new year too. X

sharon young said...

What a lovely review, love the ipad case, how thoughtful. Sorry to hear your friend moved away, so did mine in September, but I've seen her twice since, maybe because I make more effort now she's not on my doorstep.

Amanda said...

A lovely look back Julie. Have a wonderful New Year. X

emma-alittlebitofeverything said...

Certainly more pluses than minuses & a lot to be grateful for; of course you made most of it happen - here's to lots more energy for next year!

Lis said...

What a smashing review of the year Julie and what a mixture of blessings it has been. All my best for 2013 and I look forward to meeting up at a quilt related event or two.

Peneller said...

All the best for 2013 Julie. Lots to look forward to and let's hope it stops raining!!!!

Clare Wassermann said...

Isn't it amazing when we look back how much we've really done?