A new year has begun!
I see that many of us take time to reflect on the past year of quilting and how it went, the successes and accomplishments.
What I am most thrilled about is that I got published .... 6 times! I just get the biggest kick out of that. I think it is because it was on my bucket list for sooo long. To see this dream finally come to fruition is very satisfying.
I was also very happy to have several of my quilts get accepted into juried shows both here in Canada and in the United States.
On to 2014. Do you have your goals set? Do you have a word you are going to try and live by this year? I have listed my goals below. In the past I have had a huge list, but this year I went short and simple.
1. Juggle. This is also my word for 2014. It is a different word to pick. But I have taken on some new opportunities that require a set amount of time each week, and I refuse to stop pursuing my quilting endeavours as well. Plus I have my two little stinkers that are always on the go. In June I have the honour of taking on the Presidential role for the Canadian Quilters' Association, and know that will also be a big job. That is why the word 'juggle' popped into my mind as I feel that I am throwing all the balls of my life into the air and will spend the next year trying to keep them up=)
2. Get published. I know.... silly, but I just LOVE IT!
3. Continue to create my 3D art quilts.
Having started the new year with the best of intentions, I also started it with the best of shopping deals=) I hit a huge after holiday season sale on ribbon. And we know that you should always stockpile so you don't run out.
Here is what my ribbon looked like. It was piled high, precariously balancing on top of each other and blocking all my drawers that were behind it.
After doing a little research on Pinterest, and enlisting the help of hubby, we had a plan.
We used the side of my fabric shelving unit and screwed in eyes (basically screws with holes), cut 1/4" dowel to fit and loaded up the ribbon.
Here is how it turned out.
Isn't it pretty? Can you see how many circle ribbons there are? My jumbo ric rac is in there too.
We are buying more supplies for 2 more rows of ribbons... you know... just in case another sale comes=)