I decided to do the recap of the year on the last day of the year instead of the first day of the new year. I have no intention of rushing to finish anything to add to this. I want to spend a day cleaning up and evaluating what I want to do next year. Above is all of the finished quilts of 2013. It is less than 2012 but I’m pretty happy with the amount.
I also did quite a few mug rugs. I’m not sure I had photos of all of them but at least it is most of them.
The collage above is all of the tops that I finished in 2013. Most were new ones made this year but the top left one was just a border added to a top from a previous year.
This collage is blocks made but not yet sewn into a top and two that are waiting for their final border.
I think you can see that making quilts really is my therapy since it was a rough year in a lot of ways, one being my dad’s death and the complications that preceded it. I do my best to be a happy person and to see the bright side of whatever is happening. There is enough gloom and doom in the world without dwelling on it and discussing it to death. The beauty of nature soothes my soul, the colorful fabric lifts my spirits, and using my artistic talent to make the quilts fulfills my need to create. Good-bye to 2013. Hello to a new beginning in a new year!