Monday, January 1, 2018

December 2017 recap......and Happy New Year!!.........

 I had a very good finishing month in December (7 quilts!) after 3 months of restricted arm movement after my pacemaker surgery.  One quilt (the half hexagon) was started and finished in December, one had been partially quilted for almost a year waiting to be finished.  One had been hand basted right before my surgery waiting to be ditch quilted.  I met my goal of finishing 26 quilts in 2017 by working hard all of last month and I'm overjoyed with the results.

I also completed two quilt tops that will wait their turns for finishing.









A Christmas table runner was made and I knitted about a dozen dishcloths.  I worked hard on the red crazy pieced blocks but could see I wouldn't get that top finished by the end of the year.



Happy New Year to all of my precious and much appreciated readers.  You are my cheering squad, my encouragers and the best audience I could ask for.  I appreciate every comment even though I can't respond to the no reply commenters (and that is about a third of you!).  Here's hoping the new year will be a healthy one for all of us.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is always a pleasure to see all the quilts you make. Happy and healthy 2018!
Randi from SoCal

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

Happy and Healthy New Year to you too! I hope I am able to accomplish more next year... Started to clear up the Creative Space and loading a quilt on the Longarm Yesterday... weather down here is frightful!

Mary said...

Happy New Year to you too, Wanda! You had a very impressive December, not to mention a productive 2017!

JoZart Quilts said...

Wishing you a happy healthy 2018 with continuing creativity. Thank you for so much inspiration throughout a year that was so hard for us here and I know it was for you too. Apologies that I have not made many comments but I have gained so much respite by just popping in and out of your blog.
On 26th Dec 2017 I started a large, long promised, quilt (at last) for my daughter and it has relaxed me and given me a real boost for 2018. Before that I could only cope with small items.
Best Wishes Jo in Liverpool, England

Deb said...

Happy New Year to you Wanda
& hope 2018 is a great year! I enjoy your blog & beautiful quilting!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have gotten a lot accomplished and congratulations on all that you have done. Happy New Year to you. I love looking at all the color combinations that you come up with.

Linda Swanekamp said...

As usual, you are my inspiration and motivation! After viewing all your work, I am chomping at the bit to work smarter, harder, and less worried about making mistakes with ideas. You are my sunshine every morning! Congratulations on such gorgeous work. The variety and colors you make are always the finest!

Pam said...

Happy New Year!

Marie said...

Wanda, I have enjoyed your blog for many years and am inspired by your work. I want to wish you a Happy, Healthy, all that you need and most of what you want,for 2018, best wishes from B.C.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Happy HEALTHY New Year to you, too. And thank you!!

LynneP said...

Thank you for sharing your process and your wonderful quilts with me. Thank you for your openness in answering questions. Thank you for being you!
Some day I hope we have the opportunity to meet.
Happy New Year! May your 2018 be filled with love, laughter and good health!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Happy New Year Wanda. Let it be a healthy one
for all of us.

Melinda Hirsch said...

Such a beautiful collection. Love them. Happy New Year!!

Linda Parkinson said...

Thank you Wanda for your inspiring blog.. such a nice place to visit. Congratulations on meeting your goal.. You set the bar high for the rest of us!! Wishing you good health and happiness for the New Year.

MontyBear said...

Happy New Year, You bring inspiration and joy to many with your vibrant blog. May you have a healthy 2018.

Lola Carr said...

Everyone has said it so succinctly, Wanda, your creations and color sense guide us along and inspire us! Happy New Year wishes...may all our days be sunny and bright, healthy and ever driven by color around us! Thank you for all the daily inspiration!

Linda E in AZ said...

Best wishes to our [now] bionic inspirational quilter for a healthy and creative New Year in 2018!
Cheers from Linda E in AZ [where it's crazy warm & dry]

Marnie Haines said...

Happy New Year, Wanda! You leave me absolutely breathless with not only the quantity but the quality of your quilt designing and sewing. I joined your blog last spring and have learned so much. I wish you a wonderful year ahead quilting, gardening, sweet making and all things creative. Marnie Haines

Alice Turcotte said...

Happy New Year Wanda. You have accomplished so much. I admire you and I have learned much from you. Thank you.
Here,s to new beginnings in 2018.

Anne L said...

Happy New Year to you also. I'm mainly a lurker, but check in every day to see your creations and comments. I noticed some time back that, in my library, I have that log cabin book where you were a contributor of original designs! Thank you for sharing so much with your public. Here's to a happy and healthy year for us all.

Shasta Matova said...

Wow, 26 quilts! I am overjoyed at your results too! I have enjoyed seeing your progress on your quilts throughout the year. You have provided so much inspiration for us all. Happy New Year, Wanda.

Roberta Adams said...

Happy new year to you. Stay warm!

Nancy J said...

Wanda, I hope for you 2018 is a happy healthy year, with more finishes to share with us. We are the ones whose lives are enriched by your quilting, words,photos, suggestions and so much more.

Bonnie H said...

Happy New Year !! If only it were a lot warmer !!

swooze said...

What great finishes! Here’s to a happy, healthy and Quilty New Year!

GO STARS! said...

Your blog is always the first one I read for the day. I so enjoy the quilts and the flowers and plants. I feel as though we could be great friends if we lived near each other. So glad you are ok after your surgery and are back to quilting. Take care and may you receive many blessings in 2018.

JJM said...

TWENTY SIX QUILTS completed for 2017 ! (*._.*). What a year to remember ! Reaching your goal even with the set back you had with your pacemaker surgery absolutely amazes me. You get my vote for quilt designer of the year.

Looking forward to another year of your trademark "exuberant colorful exciting" quilts.

JJM

Kerry said...

Such an achievement and what beauties they are. I was delighted to complete 2 this year!

dq said...

Indeed you had a marvelously productive December. I think not being able to use your arm made you more hungry for finishes when it healed.

Charlotta said...

Congratulations! That was an amazing finish! It was really impressive that you were able to reach your goal despite your considerable down time earlier this year, I can barely believe you even tried! Much less succeeded! Good for you! December was so impressive. And such beautiful quilts, to boot! I’m not even going to try to pick a favorite because I have several! Now I cannot wait to see what you’ll be up to this year! Hope it will be a successful and productive one for you, without any medical setbacks or surprises!