Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 - In Pictures

A wonderful year of learning, growth, celebration, mourning, and great joy...

January - the largest pieced quilt top I've ever made, and certainly the one with the most pieces!

Orca Bay Mystery Quilt -- Finished Centre!

February - lots of work in the C&G - of which this is a...sample...

March - a successful entry into the Focus On Fibre Arts Biennial Exhibit, "Spaces & Places"

Nobody Here But Us (c) 2011

April -  I was honoured to be the Featured Blogger on The Needle and Thread Network

And shared Gallery space with my daughter at the Annual Lacombe Art Show and Sale...

May - finished "Memories of Mirror" -- both a tribute to my home-hamlet, which celebrated it's Centennial in 2012, and my assessment piece for Module 6 in the C&G -- and it now resides in the Mirror & District Museum

June -  SAQA Western Canada's travelling exhibit, "Meet the Best of the West" opened at the Central Alberta Quilt Show in Red Deer.  This included my piece, "Mutt and Jeff" (centre).

July - Mirror celebrated it's Centennial with a Big Bash the weekend of July 13-15...and shortly thereafter I adopted an eight-week-old kitten I've named Pookie.  Now just over 7 months old, she's both a delight and a distraction!

Pookie at about 8 weeks - July 2012

August - was very busy in the C&G...and included this little piece, one of two sent to the "Black, White & Red" exhibit at Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts in La Conner, WA

"Triangulation" - August 2012

September - I turned 60...and held my first-ever Blog Give-away!

October -   I celebrated Thanksgiving in Edmonton with my children, and returned later in the month to join them for a Simon & Garfunkel Tribute concert with the Edmonton Symphony.

November - I began sampling for my Final Assessment Piece in the C&G

And marked World Diabetes Day with a special blog post.  Oh...and I joined my second Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt-along...with Easy Street.  :-)

December - I passed 950 blog posts (with a give-away), and with the help of my priest, led my first Advent Quiet Day.

And just before spending a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my children, I finished my Final Assessment Piece for the C&G...and submitted the evaluation and photos to my tutor, Linda.

On December 30, I received her e-mail confirming I'd passed the course!

'Trio' - (c) December 2012

As Maggie Muggins used to say, "I wonder what will happen tomorrow?"

Happy New Year, Gentle Readers!


Mark+ said...

What will happen? Living in this question and others. Thanks for this. Love the pic of Pookie, and of your kids. Congrats on passing the course. Happy New Year and much love, Friend.

elle said...

Maggi Muggins! Oh dear, that was from the long ago! Time is flying! :) But great to see such a productive year. Lets keep it up!

Marsha cochrane said...

What a great year, thanks for sharing the pictures. Here's to a creative 2013!