Happy New Year!
I had planned for 2014 to start with slightly more calm than the beginning of December. But that was not meant to be. Hey ho, at least there won't be a dull moment!
So anyway, that's why it's taken so long to finish my review of 2013. Thank you to everyone for your kind comments about all my makes of last year. Now I want to share some of the event highlights, of which there were many.
The year started with the most wonderful gift a quilting girl could ask for, from my wonderful husband. I am truly grateful and I have used my Bernina nearly every day. (Thank you too Chrissie, for all you help and advice with choosing it).
Shortly after the arrival of my wonderful sewing machine, I attended a two day screen printing and portholes workshop with Lucie Summers here in Jersey. Thank you Sue for inviting me, I had such a ball.
Next on the agenda was a day trip to London for the Kaffe Fassett A Life in Colour Exhibition. Here's one of my favourite quilts, and I really want to have a go at this design, isn't it just gorgeous.
In July it was another trip to London, this time for the Fat Quarterly Retreat. That was just 3 days of awesomeness. I met SO many wonderful people, learnt new skills, drank cocktails, bought far too much fabric, went to Liberty for the second time in 2 months and made loads of new friends. (Can't wait to do it all again in 2014!!)
This trip was swiftly followed by the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Oh my goodness, it was fantastic, and I even got to meet one of my quilting hero's, Tula Pink.
I'm pleased to say I also managed to have a holiday with the family; we went to France and had a wonderful week of sun, swimming and sightseeing.
So could my year get any better? It certainly did. My wonderful, dear friend Julie, who has been my blogging/emailing friend for over two years, came to visit me, all the way from Australia. It meant to much to me to finally meet her, and the 4 days that she was here went far too fast. I can't wait for the day that we meet again.
The year ended well too. I ran a little parent and child craft class at my house as part of a Promises Auction at my daughters school, and had such fun teaching new skills to Christie and mum Cleo.
And finally I had a chance to relax for Christmas in a gorgeous cottage in Wales with the family before 2014 began. (Will blog soon about the Tula Pink needlepoint that I started, I love it!)
It really was a great year for me and I have thoroughly enjoyed looking back and reliving all the special moments. I hope you had a happy year too and I hope that 2014 brings you happiness and all you wish for too.