Thursday, December 31, 2015

So Long 2015, Hello 2016!!

Wow, isn't' it amazing how fast a year can go by.  This truly is becoming one of my favorite posts to write.  I get the opportunity to step back and see all that I have done in a year and look forward to what I want to accomplish in the next year.  So lets get started and check out how 2015 went :)

2015 was another prolific year in my little sewing room.  Let's break it down in the numbers . . .

45 Quilts 
 (a few secret ones still not shown :)

12 Totes

6 Mini's

4 Table Toppers

4 Pillows

A Whole Bunch of Bee Blocks

and last but not least . . . 
1 Book Release

And that is a quick picture Round Up of my Happy Quilting 2015 :)  Wow, it never ceases to amaze me how much quilting fun you can pack in a year  :)  And I sure love seeing it all together.  You can see more details about all of the quilts in my Quilt Archive Tab at the top of the page including links to any tutorials ;)

As I look back on this year, I realize once again, that I just love quilting.  I don't think I could say it enough!!!  I keep wondering if I am going to get tired or this, but I don't!!!  I just love it!!!  I love every step of the way!!!  I love the designing, I love the choosing fabrics, I love the cutting (I really do), I love the piecing, I love the quilting, and I am learning to love the binding ;) Basically put, I am truly Happy Quilting ;)

And now, It's time to look forward to 2016!!!

Last year at this time I printed off 4 goals that hung in my sewing room and served as a constant daily reminder of what I wanted to accomplish creatively in 2015 ;)

I have 4 new goals on a new printout for  2015 :)

1 -  Pass It On
2 -  Watch The Time
3 -  Plan With Purpose
4 -  Mommy First

Just like last year, these probably only make sense to me but there are so many thoughts tied up in each of those little statements and those 4 little tidbits are a great way to summarize all of those thoughts.  They will  be wonderful reminders to me each and every day.    I look forward to these 4 little lines guiding me in my 2016 Creative Journey!!

And Before I Wrap This Up . . . I know I just said this a few weeks ago at Christmas, but I can't ever say it enough.  Thank You!!!!  Without you there would be no Happy Quilting.  I am daily blessed that I can share my creative journey and my love of quilting with so many of you ;)

So here's to 201, May it be another year filled with lots of  Happy Quilting!!!!!!
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  1. wow, amazing all you did in one year! Going to keep following you and wish you a happy and blessed new year!

  2. Awesome job Melissa! That's a lot of quilting! Thanks so much for the pattern.

  3. You make such beautiful quilts and things, it is so nice to see the year's work all together like this!

  4. You had such a productive 2015! Beautiful quilts!

  5. wow, you got a lot accomplished in 2015!! I'd like to COMPLETE more projects in 2016. I've made a list of my UFOs and plan to get them finished in 2016 :-D Happy New Year!

  6. amazing! and I thought I was prolific, you got me beat :)
    Got my shirt from FQS the other day btw, already wore it once and got baby spit up on it, so it's been loved on already. LOL

  7. How did you finish all these one year? You're my idol. I'm hoping to find more time to sew this year. I'd love to have more to show for 2016.

  8. I love how much you have done this year! My goal is to finish four quilts this year. You amaze me!

  9. Your level of productivity and the beauty of what you create pretty much boggles my mind Melissa! I've decided that you must not need much sleep, LOL. Here is to a wonderful 2016 for you and your loved ones!

  10. Melissa, you are such a inspirational, talented, happy person. I look forward to each blog. Please continue wow us with your talents and Happy Quilting. Bonnie F.

  11. Happy New Years! It's amazing how much you get accomplished in your life. I think those of us with grown children understand your mom goal. They grow so quickly. I'm looking forward to your blog next year.

  12. Great accomplishments! I am looking forward to receiving my book soon and will certainly be busy sewing away also ;)

  13. You are amazing: all those wonderful sewing projects, a book of patterns and 5 children to take care of! How do you do it? May 2016 bring as much prosperity and creativity as 2015 has done.

  14. So productive. My 2016 goal should be 'Sew like Melissa'! All the best to you, your family and your quilting business.

  15. You had a fabulous year! Love your little list and glad you have Mommy First there.

  16. You are Wonder Woman! Love seeing all your quilts, totes, table toppers, pillows and blocks. Seeing how much you made that doesn't even include the secret ones. And your patterns! Do you have a secret to having so much energy. What is the name of the one that is the 4th row down, 3rd over. I know I've seen it before but can't remember the name.

    Have a wonderful 2016!


  17. I am so happy that I found your blog. Thank you for sharing all of your creativity and inspiration
    happy new year!!

  18. Melissa, I got the Row by Row book by Moda for Christmas, and just saw your quilt in it: It's so pretty!! Just had to let you know I saw it! :-) Hugs, H


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