Friday, January 1, 2010

Year in Review

It feels like a time for reflection. Its been a big year at the Sweet Liberty house. Here we go, month by month:

January
I started out with a list of resolutions. I am happy to report that I have more or less met all of them (still trying to figure out Photoshop).
I also got my first Blythe doll!

February
A pattern of mine was picked up for publication in American Patchwork & Quilting
I turned the big 3-0!!

March
Started the first phase of my studio makeover. It made such an amazing difference. Its still an on-going process (still hemming and hawing over curtains, etc).

April
Participated in my first Doll Quilt Swap.

May
Went to Spring Quilt Market. What an amazing experience!!

June

Dark times. Followed closely by an outpouring of support from all of my bloggy friends!
Wyatt's first birthday.

July
MIA. Blame the influx of Blythes in to my home!

August
Summer wrapping up. Inherited a stack of antique quilts from Grandma.

September
Was invited to design a quilt for Lecein. Had 2 weeks to design it, sew it and ship it off! It was an amazing experience, and I am so honored to be considered. I named the quilt "Mann Creek" after the farm my family settled over a 100 years ago in Idaho. You can download the free pattern here, along with many other fabulous free patterns.

October

The issue of American Patchwork & Quilting with my pattern in it comes out! In shocl for the most of the month!
I graduate with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
On a family trip to New York, get to meet the illustrious Gina Garan of "This is Blythe" at her NYC studio.

November

This month can only remembered as the fabric binge month! I could probably open up my own fabric store at this point.

December

Ummmm...do I even need to remind you all of the sewing machine + finger incident?? It really kind of threw my whole month and Christmas off!
We had an amazing blizzard. Over 2 feet of snow and the whole city shut down for about 4 days. It was so peaceful...just being with the family at home.

New Year's Resolutions
I think New Year's is a great time to set goals. And putting them on your blog is a great way to ensure you complete them, right? My goals this year are:
Start publishing my own patterns
Have a booth at Fall Market as a designer (eeeek!)
Pick some ding dang curtains for the studio!
Eat healthier (I'm working on it!)

From Wilbur and the rest of the fam, here's to a great new year!

6 comments:

Julia Wood said...

Today my 20 year old daughter and I worked on her version of you owl pillow. She's making it for a friend back at college. It's the cutest thing ever!

Kaye Prince said...

Happy New Year to you too Jennifer! You have most definitely had a productive year, and I'm so glad that this year also meant us becoming friends! You are wonderful and I can't wait to see all of the amazing things you come up with in the year ahead!

Yuki said...

Happy New Year!! Love reading your blog. I just realized that you are close to me. Do you belong to a quilting group?

ttfn :) Yuki in chilly Silver Spring, Md.

Sherri said...

Congrats on the wonderful accomplishments...and good luck with your goals! I look forward to seeing your creativity and inspiration in 2010!

SewAmy said...

Happy New Year!! What wonderful resolutions. You can do it!!

MajaBee said...

Uhm, hello, July you gave a Beginning Quilters Class, BIG deal! :)