Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011

A year in review.  Three fave quilts, three fave blocks, three fave sewing things and three resolutions.

Three fave quilts

1.   Hexagon Park because it was my first Moda Bake Shop quilt and I was beside myself with excitement to be accepted.


2.   Big Dresden Quilt because it was my first quiltalong and I was amazed at how much fun it is to sew along with lots of other people.


3.   The Circle Game Amitie BOM because it was my first BOM and loved it and surprised myself by finishing it.


Three fave blocks

1.   Scrappy Rainbow Tree because it led to me being asked to contribute to a new UK modern quilting magazine, more on that coming soon.

Rainbow tree

2.   Rainbow double circle of flying geese, because it led to me contributing to Stash's Modern Blocks Book and seeing my name in print which was very exciting indeed. 

Rainbow Double Flying Geese Circle on White with a dash of block


3.   Lynnebobsquarepants because so many people have gone on to make this block and that makes me very happy.


Three best sewing things of 2011

1.   My sewing circle consisting of Mandy Simply Solids, Justine Sew Justine Sew, Katy Im a Ginger Monkey and Brioni Flossy Blossy - being able to talk fabrics, quilting and sewing endlessly with a group of hilarious and fun gals has been too much fun.

2.   The people of blogland, flickrland and twitter, the readers of this blog and the writers of all the others blogs who make up this wonderful community where we all meet, share and support each other.

3.   My sponsors.  They all have buttons down the side of my blog and they have helped me to feed this very expensive habit that I have become addicted to.  Thank you each and every one of you for support.  

Three resolutions

1.  Join fewer bees, join fewer swaps, take on fewer commitments and commissions.  Say no more often.  Yeah right.

2.   Get together more often with my sewing gals because they make it all so much more fun.

3.   Make my husband a quilt because, to my shame, I have made one for every one in sight but not one for him yet.  This is an important one.  

Tomorrow it will be Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet - come along and link up to your end of December / end of year / start of new year posts and any blogs with 50 readers or fewer, come along and link up to the post tomorrow.  And may I wish you all a happy new year. 

45 comments:

  1. You've had a great year! Happy new year! :)

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  2. That is one of the most meaningful end of year posts i have read. Ditto to the resolutions, especially saying 'no' and not doing swaps etc. You just forgot to mention all the great Aussies you have met and how they have enriched your life artistically lol

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  3. Here's to next year, looking forward to meeting you for real in June!

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  4. It's been a great year all round Lynne! Thanks for your fun, inspiration and motivation! Wishing you another creative and productive year in 2012! Hope all your dreams come true! Jxo

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  5. Happy new year! look foward to your 2012 quilts! Kxx

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  6. And a heppy new yeeya (in Ipi Tombi voice)

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  7. Have a wonderful new year, June especially will be so much fun!

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  8. That was some special year and there are more to come! Happy New Year Lynne!

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  9. Your quilts and blocks are gorgeous...Happy New year..

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  10. Happy New Year to you and yours 'Mrs Sunshine'
    You shared some super projects, and advice with us all this year and I for one can't wait to see what you've got in store for us next year

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  11. Scrappy Rainbow Tree is so delightful!

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Me I still remember the dancing found the table tennis match!

    Hey Lynne that was an awesome year and I look forward to the next great one! And maybe being brought into your presence in June! Yeah!

    Keep inspiring us!

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  13. this was a great way to recap the year, Lynne. You have had many, many triumphs over 2011. I bet it was hard to narrow your lists down. I'm with you on the first resolution. All the way to the "yeah, right."

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  14. I thank you for creating Brit Quilt because in doing so you allowed me to meet such amazing people and to become one of the Brit Bee which is just the most brilliant group of women. 2011 was the year I stopped quilting alone!

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  15. Such great accomplishments this year Lynne! Happy New Year to you!

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  16. Thanks for a great post and for pulling all us Brit Quilters together - I had no idea there were so many wonderful UK quilters out there and I'm so glad I can call many of them friends. Wishing you a wonderful 2012 filled with family, friends and fabric - and lots of time to enjoy them! Happy New Year!

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  17. Thank you for the fun, creativity and inspiration that you have shared all year long! All the best to you and yours for the coming year.

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  18. I am hosting a bee if you ar interested! LOL And I have purchased material to make my Husband a quilt and I just want it to be right and have not been able to make it for him yet!!!

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  19. So many beautiful creations! I hope you have a great New Year.

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  20. You have inspired and motivated so many Lynne, next year will be bringing you many good things. I am over committed to Bees too but such lovely people in them all, I blame you for at least one of those x

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  21. your blog's an inspiration--thankyou for all you do...and Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  22. Happy New year to you and yours! Thanks for sharing all your inspiring projects! I have so nearly finished my big dresdens....lol

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  23. What an exciting 2011 you had! Wishing you continued success in 2012.

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  24. what a lovely post Lynne. Thank you for creating the fresh sewing day, enabling us to meet other bloggers and give ourselves confidence in what we do. If I manage to buy one of those golden tickets it will be lovely to meet you!

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  25. You have truly inspired me this year - thank you for that! And congrats for all the goodness for you in 2011.

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  26. Looking forward to Fresh Sewing Day. :) Thanks for inspiring us this year, and feel free to join our year-end link party at http://www.craftbuds.com/craft-buds-2011-year-in-review-link-party if you'd like!

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  27. What a year! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2012...

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  28. If this year was a great sewing year, I bet next year you'll have a grand ball!! And I'm sure you'll share the fun.
    All the best for you and your loved ones!

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  29. You definitely rocked 2011 Lynne! Here's to 2012 :). Happy new year.

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  30. Love your top 3s, and good luck with those resolutions, especially #1 (I'm not going to even kid myself on that one lol)

    Happy new year!

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  31. Happy New Year to you Lynne and your loved ones. Hope it's a great one for you. :) Xxx

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  32. You did a good job of uniting the Brit troops and more in 2011 - have a wonderful 2012 lady x

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  33. You are a supernova Lynne - thank you for all your brilliantness this year!

    May your flanges never flap.

    x

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  34. You've had a wonderful quilting year Lynne. Wishing you the best for 2012.

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  35. A lovely year for you & I wish you a happy 2012.

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  36. I tried posting earlier but blogger was playing up! Thank you for your inspirational and motivational influence !! You are a phenomenon. Wishing you even greater things for 2012 xx

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  37. Lynne my lovely you made me well up saying our nonsewing guild was the best thing ever. Which clearly it is I know!! Thanks for letting me snooze on your sofa when I've been on nights and for supplying me with endless cups of tea and for been one of my very bestest friends. Happy New Year to you and your brood.PS: I have a feeling great things are in store for you this year ;)

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  38. A great round-up Lynne, it's been wonderful watching your rise thro the quilting stratosphere, keep on keeping on.x

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  39. I just love the Lynnebobsquarepants block!!! I'm going to attempt my first quilt this year, but I'll start with something a little easier. I'm pinning Lynnebobsquarepants to come back to when my skills have developed.

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  40. Happy New Year to you, too! It's been a great year and thank so much for sharing all these great projects and for lots of fun :)

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  41. You rock! Your double circle of flying geese is one of the reasons I clicked on "Add to Cart" on Amazon. It's so beautiful! Your resolution sounds good too!

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  42. 2011 was definitely wonderful for you! I love the most BOM quilt (blocks for this BOM were the first works of you which photos I've seen:).

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  43. A little behind on my blog reading, but I like your summary and your plans for 2012. Of course your husband needs a quilt! Jeez Nigel!

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  44. Happy New Year, Lynne! I'm behind in my blog reading too. I am so happy for you and your successes and I am looking forward to 2012 with great excitement to see what you get up to.

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