Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 quilting year

So. These are my accomplishments quiltwise this year... Hmm... I really need to get back to the sewing room.

Let's see, the When-oh-When quilt was a biggie and that went to Leiya's home stay family in the States to thank them for taking care of her for THREE WHOLE YEARS! It turned out to be a beautiful quilt and I'd like to make one of my own someday (positive thinking!)

The 365 challenge is still in flimsy stage. Well, I worked on it long and hard!

The Orange and Cherry Jubilee is in flimsy stage too. I don't have any immediate plans for that.

The Wonky Word quilt is coming along slowly. Hand quilting you know. That takes priority over everything next year!

And then there were at least three Prayer and Square quilts, three Happy Village quilts, a baby quilt, a woven background quilt and a Cowboy boot quilt kit that got finished in quick time. These were mostly smaller quilts.

Also worked long and hard on the bazaar quilt (which I certainly didn't make alone but I did spend quite a bit of time on it!)

And I did little projects, tissue holders, ornaments, knitted a sweater and a vest, tried some simple weaving, made lots of pillow cases, kept up with the Noah's Ark embroidery. There must be more to say for the year 2008 but off the top of my hat I can't think of anything...

Here's hoping for more progress in 2009!


R.H. said...

Oh my goodness you made quite a few quilts this year and they are all beautiful. Am I to understand that you completed these without the use of a sewing machine,all hand pieced? I love the 2nd quilt from the left on the bottom row. I tried to view this a bit closer, but was unable. They are all just so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this past years quilts with us. Rae Ann

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the year of quilting photo. Wish I had all mine to put in one photo. I adore the woven that the one you are sitting on. I want to make one like that. Is it a pattern you found somewhere. I already have acquired the fabric...just need a pattern. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. I am only about 1/2 done with my When oh when...I had to steal your name. Mine seems to be taking forever!

Connie W said...

They all look wonderful and good for you for having made them all. You always keep your hands busy.
A very happy new year to you.

mamaspark said...

I think you did a fabulous job on all of them and that you have been quite prolific! I have one more day and my writing for my 365 day challenge will be completed! When I told my daughter she said,"Now you need to do 2 more so we will each have a year of your life!" Probably not going to happen, I told her that's what the blog is for!! Have a Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tanya,

Thank you for the wonderful family photo card.
You are a happy bunch!

You know, I used to think that Takumi had more of Tetsu's looks, and Leiya looked exactly like you.

But in this picture, both kids have half of you and half of Tetsu!

Anyway, my apology for not writing sooner. It has been a very eventful year.

The biggest: My father past away in July after long illness. As things progressed, my mother became ill from too much stress. So I was in Nagoya nursing her in November, and in May and June.

My family here is fine and doing well.

I wish you and Tetsu a very happy new year!


Ulla said...

Happy New Year

Wish you a creative 2009

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

you've accomplished a great deal! Happy New Year!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Happy New Year Tanya!

Shasta said...

More progress would certainly be good, aim high!, but I think you have accomplished a great deal during the year. I'll try to post a list of my accomplishments - you'll see my list is much much smaller.

martine said...

Happy New Year Tanya and best wishes for good health and happines.
And thanks that I have the chance to read about live in Japan by your Blog.

Marilyn R said...

You should be proud of your quilting accomplishments this year! Have a blessed and Happy New Year!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Whoa, you've been a busy girl this year. All beautiful.

Christine Thresh said...

I am impressed by all your quilts. You accomplished a lot in 2008. Best wishes for the new year.

The Calico Quilter said...

I think that is quite a bit of production for the year, and more importantly, they are all lovely and beautifully made.