Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 is a Wrap!!! Bring on 2019!!!

I say this at the end of every year, but this really is a  favorite post to write each year!!!    I just love being able to step back and see everything that I was able to accomplish in the past year :)  And then I get even more excited to start thinking up plans for the next year :)  So as I close up 2018 here at Happy Quilting,  here is a quick look of what has been happening over the past year!!

33 Quilts 
 (including quite a few secret ones that I can't show yet :)

5 Mini's & Projects

 Countless Blocks including:
  Barn,  Bee, Countdown to Christmas,  Dessert Sampler, Selvage Strings, & Spelling Bee

And a Whole lot of Teaching!!! 

And there's  Happy Quilting 2018, all rounded up in 4 little pictures :)  Wow, this year sure has been packed with a whole lot of quilting fun!!!   And it is just so amazing to see it all together in one neat little summary ;)   You can see more details about all of the quilts in my Quilt Archive Tab at the top of the page including links to the quilts with tutorials and of course, the annual Quilt Along ;)

I am just so incredibly grateful to have found quilting!!!  I never would have guessed starting a quilting blog would lead me to where it has today, and it continues to be just an absolutely amazing journey!!!!  This is such an incredible industry to be a part of and I love that it helps connect me to so many amazing quilters like you :)      I can't thank you enough for your comments, emails, and pictures.  They mean so much and make me smile each and every day.    It is such a blessing to be able to share my love of quilting with you all and I truly can't thank you enough for coming back each day and being a part of Happy Quilting!!!

And now, It's time to look forward to 2019!!!

Wow, that is just crazy.  2019!!!  Can you believe it.  Time certainly flies when you are having fun ;)  I started Happy Quilting in the summer of 2010 so it is now 8 1/2 years old.  Amazing!!!

So what does 2019 hold in store . . . Lot's more Happy Quilting :)     I have lot's of ideas and some big plans in the works and I am so very excited for it all!!! 

Each year, I hang a little print off in my sewing room that serves as a daily reminder of what I want to accomplish creatively in the year while trying to keep up with life as well ;)   For the plans I have made, 2019 might be a little bit more intense than 2018, so I have made my goals accordingly.    Some of these are repeats from previous years and some are new, but all are important for me on this amazing journey.

1 -  Share Along The Way
2 -  Evaluate The Additions
3 -  Focus Inward
4 -  Mommy Before Quilter, Always

And again, these probably only make sense to me but there are so many thoughts tied up in each of those little statements.   They will  be wonderful reminders to me each and every day and I look forward to them guiding me in my 2019 Creative Journey!!

And One Last Thought Before I Wrap This Up . . . and I always feel like I just can't fully express this enough.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!   To each of you from the bottom of my heart.  I have been sharing in this little space for quite some time now, and the reason I keep coming back to write is because of you :)   It just wouldn't be a Happy Quilting space without all of my Happy Quilting friends to be a part of it!!!!

And I guess that means it is time to say goodbye to 2018 and look towards 2019!!!!!  May it be filled with  a whole lot of Happy Quilting!!!!!!
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  1. Happy New Year to you! Great projects!

  2. Happy New Year! Congratulations on your accomplishments during the year! I love reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me!

  3. 2018 was a great year for you! Wishing you and your family all the best in 2019

  4. Beautiful work. Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year! My final finish for 2018 is my Seeing Stars quilt.

  6. Wow! You've made so many quilts this year and they are all beautiful. Your resolutions sound good, from how I interpret them anyway. Happy New Year!

  7. You always inspire me and I have learned so much from you as I read your blogs. I cannot figure out how you can complete 33 quilts in one year! I have finished 2 baby quilts in 2018 (although I have a few other quilt tops in progress). Thanks for all you do. Happy New Year!

  8. I'll enjoy seeing what you do that inspires me this year. It's always something!!

  9. It seems a fabulous quiltyear for you. Loved all your creations.


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