2012 was a year of finishes for me. January - May I finished 19 of them to go to my solo show at the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte NC. In October through November 4 I finished 10 more (one not in the photo since I haven't finished the binding) as I worked through the stress of hearing that I had a tumor in my eye. I had finished the flannel quilt early in January, the Christmas quilt and African Cobblestone quilt in December. I also quilted 4 quilts for QOV, 2 of which I pieced the tops, plus I put together one more top quilted by someone else. Then there were the 2 outdoors themed quilt tops I made for twin great-nephews and their mother is quilting them.
Here is the group I started but haven't finished. A couple of them are waiting for borders, some are ready to quilt. This is one of the few years when I finished more quilts than I started the same year. Seven in the top collage were started and finished in the same year.
Then there is the small stuff. I made 105 mug rugs and have another 14 started. I finished a dozen Christmas pillowcases and a dozen travel size pillowcases for our service project at church in addition to cutting at least another 50 to sew at church. There are 6 doll quilts, a ring bearer's pillow, 4 table runners, and 7 mini collage wall quilts. It was a very good year of creating. It was a year of quantity, but also of quality since I have high standards.
The goal of the new year is to enjoy every minute each day, to look to the bright side, and to live as stress free as possible. For those who have asked about my eye, my vision is normal, the incision from the radiation treatment is healed, and now I pray that the tumor will shrink and die. The Dr. said it may be 6 months before we know if that is happening. I thank all of you for holding me in your thoughts and prayers these last 3 months and helping me to stay positive and hopeful. I wish all of us a happy and healthy new year, one with more smiles than frowns!