Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quilter's Journal 2009

I've loved reading the wonderful end of the year/beginning of the year posts that have been showing up in recent days. It's been fun to see a re-cap of projects and ideas that have inspired me throughout the year. Keeping a journal of my projects was my primary purpose in creating this blog, so I spent a little time recently reviewing 2009 and putting together a couple of collages (in no particular order) of some of my favorite projects (although I can think of a few other pictures I should have added in).

I was able to reminisce about some of the projects and some of the people I've met through blogging...I started to list the highlights of my creative year but found there would be no way to list every person, every post, or every creative work that inspired me this year. Suffice it to say I'm truly grateful for random acts of kindness and for so many bloggers who make sharing their creative pursuits a part of their lives. Thank you so very much for the wonderful e-mails, comments, ideas, suggestions, and friendship.
Looking back over the past year has helped clarify my goals for 2010 which will include (in no particular order) finishing works in progress, better organization, scallops (yes, I've never done a scalloped border...must do that soon), a "Dear Jane" quilt, fabric, quilts, and patterns. In summary...I'm really looking forward to creating and blogging in 2010-- ! Thanks for being a part of the journey!

38 comments:

Jackie said...

Sherri, You really did have a productive year! I have enjoyed seeing all of your projects. You are truly talented and an inspiration to us all. Sew on in 2010, looking forward to seeing everything that you do!

Jan Hatchett said...

Thank YOU for being an inspiration to others and for sharing your creative efforts and vision with us.

Flittige hender said...

I like your blogg.I have enjoyed seeing all of your projects. From Grethe from Norway

Heckety said...

Wow! That's a lot of lovely items for one year! Count me as being OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED!

Carol said...

Love your collages. You can really see that you've accomplished a lot. How do you make those collages?

Lexilooo said...

I'm so curious as to what a "Dear Jane" quilt is! I've never heard of it! I think that should be your first quilt of 2010 :)

Lorraine said...

What a great idea - I should take a leaf out of your book (blog?) and keep better track of my projects for the year - i will add that to my list of things to do!.....have a wonderfully happy and creative 2010!

jaybird said...

thanks for sharing!! you have had quite the year!

Tozz said...

You certainly had lots to look back on and what a wonderful idea to recap all those fabulous events and projects. All the best for the new year and I look forward to seeing all your new projects :) hugs Vicki

SewCalGal said...

Fun to look back on all the projects in a year. You certainly have been creative and busy. Many beautiful projects.

I am curious what tool you used to create the photo collage. Nice layout!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Terriaw said...

I knew you were productive last year and these TWO sets of mosaics just prove that. You should feel so proud of all your accomplishments. I love reading your blog and get so inspired, so keep up the good work.

rachel griffith said...

how inspiring.
:)

Thearica said...

Man you were very productive!!

I am doing my first ever scalloped border right now and it is so much easier than I thought it would be!! Where have I been for so long!

Nedra said...

Yes, you have been a true inspriation to all of us! I have always wanted to do a Dear Jane. I even have the software and book from years ago, and never started. Up north they have clubs, and that is what I need.
On the Quilt Show they recently showed a Dear Jane made from glass.

Donna said...

Your blog is so delightful to visit! You are so inspiring and I always love to visit. I love to sew and quilt and I am hoping to do a few of the Schnibbles projects. They are so cute.
Thanks for sharing,
Donna

Stephanie said...

You have been the sewing Energizer Bunny! So many lovely projects. Scallop border and zippers was on my list for last year...it's still on my list. I think I procrastinated a wee bit.

Kaaren said...

Sherri, you certainly are pne of the most prolific and inspirational quilters that I have encountered in blogland. Everything that you touch turns into a work of art.

Continued success in your journey and thanks for allowing us to be a part of it.

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness! Just LOOK at all you got done last year. Wow! I am amazed. I need to take a closer look at all the pictures in your collages - such beauty!

karen said...

How on earth did you ever get all that done in one year! Your a truly an incredible woman. And such beautiful work! I would love to try making a collage like those, any tips?
I love checking in on your work and will continue to in twenty-ten. Thanks.

Vicki said...

Wow, look at you go!
I'm going to start my Dear Jane in 2010 also!

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow you have been so busy! I can't wait to see what you'll be doing this year!!!

Polly said...

Sherri,
WOW! Love looking at your beautiful projects again! You are so talented and devoted to our craft. I love your goals, too! You go girl! Come visit my blog, soon, too! Polly from www.auntpollysporch.blogspot.com

The Quilt Buddy said...

All of them are gorgeous!

Good luck w/the Dear Jane quilt. It is also on my wish-list of quilts to make in this lifetime!

Rene' said...

Sherri, Happy New Year. I love your photo collages. You accomplished a great deal in 2009. I am sure you will accomplish all your 2010 goals as well. Thank you for all your inspiration, motivation and most of all your kind, encouraging words of support to others.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Amazing! Just Amazing! Love all of your projects, and thank you so much for being an inspiration to me. I'm looking forward to following you along in 2010.

amy smart said...

Applause! Great, great work!

Threeundertwo said...

oh my gosh. What a stunning collage. So inspiring! I need to start using flikr - I assume that's what you used to make them.

Happy New Year and thanks for all the inspiration!

Darlene said...

Awesome!!!! It was fun to watch your journey in 2009.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is fun to see a report card of things that made our year. It makes us feel like we really did accomplish a lot! I'm not with it enough to do a montage post but I've been thinking about the old and the new a lot like everyone else.

Stina said...

Lovely finishes and you have been a very busy lady... with a fantastic result... so many pretty quilts.. Well done.. and good luck for 2010!!! ;o)

Cardygirl said...

A fabulous year of projects...Dear Jane seems to be forever on my list too!

Karen said...

I like the collages of your projects. All looks so good together. Here is wishing you lots of fun projects in 2010 and I look forward to the next set of collaged pictures.

Micki said...

You really got a lot accomplished. Have fun with your projects in 2010!
Micki

Material Mary said...

It's amazing when we put pictures in a collage how much we really have accomplished throughout the year and all your projects are beautiful.
Mary

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! You're amazing -- what a great group of finished projects!

Simone de Klerk said...

So much loveliness that came from your hands, Sherri! What a fine year it was for you (O: Looking forward to your projects in 2010. Always so inspiring.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Sherri, love your mystery blocks and your collages of projects are fabulous. Wow, you have accomplished a lot in a year. I think I need to sit down and create my goals list to see if that helps me to get some things done. Can't wait to see those quilts come to life from your list.

jaybird said...

nice job getting so much done in 2009... i'm sure 2010 will be just as great for you!