Happy New Year

It’s been a busy year here at the Laundry …. I really don’t know where the year has gone, but it’s been a good one, and I’m looking forward to whatever 2015 brings.

I’ve had an awful lot of fun! And, looking back, I always seem to have done more than I thought. I do so love this limbo time between the years, when you get that pause for breath and everything exhales and relaxes, ready to draw in and face what the next year brings.  It’s such a valuable time, a chance to give the past a nod of acknowledgement, whilst preparing to move forward again.

The biggest thing for me was the construction of my new studio …..

07 - Done (3)Moving out from my small and cramped little space into this big bright space has made a huge difference – it’s so nice to have everything on hand, and not to be constantly rummaging all over the house to find things!

It’s been a productive year …. I have absolutely loved working with precious wedding dresses ….

Lera's Quilt (5) DSC_0354 wedding dress keepsake quilt wedding dress keepsake

and baby clothes ……

baby girl keepsake quilt baby girl keepsake cushion Baby clothes keepsake memory quilt Lucie's Quilt - finished (3)

and transforming some special memories into quilts …..

keepsake quilt rugby shirt keepsake quilt Ash - quilt 2 - complete (2) Ash - quilt 1 - complete (2)

And then there’s the other odds and ends …. ring bearer pillows, cushions and lavender hearts ….

Julia (12) wedding ring bearer pillowDSC_0370 DSC_0335and book cover illustrations ….

The Other Half - prelim sketches (2)

And the couple of quilts I managed to squeeze in for myself ….

Firebird Quilt - complete (1)

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Finished! (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and playing with ideas and embroidery ….

stitched zentangle stitched zentangle stitched zentangle

 

 

DSC_0379 Til Death - Block 5 (Jake) (3) DSC_0455

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for following my blog and all your kind comments and support over the year. I’d like to wish you a very happy 2015 – may it bring you everything you hope for.

One response to “Happy New Year

  1. Happy new year! You’ve had a beautiful 2014. Best wishes for many more gorgeous and fun projects in the coming year.

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