Thursday, January 12, 2017

2016 Recap

I believe I actually finished thirty quilts in 2016. I had an idea at the first of the year that I'd like to finish a quilt each week, but that did not happen.

I had some minor surgical procedures done and there were no problems with that, but the enforced rest after each of them allowed arthritis time to try to jump on me with a vengeance! It slowed me down considerably. I am still working toward getting my mobility back where it belongs!

We had some cold (for us) weather here earlier in the month, but I'm happy to say things are back where they should be, and we've been enjoying time outside, as least as far as the patio!

I did not protect our outside plants as well as I should have and we lost some. Time will tell how many. Probably time to replace some of them anyway. I'll look forward to plant shopping when warmer weather is here to stay. 

It's good to look back at what we hoped to accomplish and what was completed. I'm happy and thankful for so many things. I love that I can do what I enjoy and be a blessing with the quilts I make. I look forward to doing a lot more of that this year!  I hope you have plans for good, too!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is a pretty ambitious goal to finish one quilt a week. I only do half of that or less. You beat me in production in 2016. If I finished all of the tops that are hanging on hangers I would only have to make a dozen more tops to get to 52. It is more likely that I'll make 52 new tops....that is the fun part.

It sounds like the south will be colder than us part of this month.

Sheila said...

Your quilts are beautiful. Wow. A quilt a week would be stretch for me unless they were baby quilts :)
I'm happy to hear that you are on the mend. The fur babies look thoroughly spoiled ... and very content. We got around 8" of snow over the weekend. Thankfully it warmed up Wednesday and Thursday and it's almost all gone.
You take care, girl.

Thimbleanna said...

THIRTY????!!!!! You're a machine Elaine!!! And an amazing inspiration!!! Have a great weekend!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How beautiful all of your quilts look! Prayers for you to regain your mobility. Arthritis can be so painful! A quilt a goodness you have energy! I hope you reach your goal!

Karen S said...

That is an amazing amount of quilts that you have worked on. Don't they look great all lined up together!!Each one so different.

Wonky Girl said...

JMHO but I think you really outdid yourself in the quilt department for 2016. It's always an inspiration to me how much sewing you do accomplish :-) Ha, ha, I would be happy to complete one a month ! Prayers for you to be restored back to good health. Cheers and Hugs from Deb in AZ