Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Goodbye 2020!

I usually call this my "Looking Back at ..." post but do we really want to look back at 2020?  I think a simple Goodbye is more appropriate this year.  I have been social distancing, wearing my mask and washing my hands, don't think that is too much to asked to keep our community safe.  With many of my activities and trips cancelled I could put more time into my longarm business and this was my busiest year to date!  So many quilters home and finishing projects and bring 2, 4 or even 6 quilts at a time!  

I found myself spending more time with my camera taking pictures of the hummingbirds and bluejays at our feeder and then the surprise arrival of Comet Neowise this summer. 

Our Prairie thunderstorms were a great subject to capture too!

I didn't make too many personal quilts this year though I did make quite a few samples using our Highway 10 Design patterns. I also had fun making bags!

So here are my personal projects that I finished this year.

January 2020

Home Quarter using a Winter Shimmer fat quarter bundle.

May 2020

Waxed Canvas Totes that I gifted!

Level Two Tote made with purple cork and batiks.

August 2020

I made 3 different projects from my North Stars Quilt blocks.

Made another Home Quarter using Jen Kingswell's "Behind the Scenes" wovens.

Ended up making about 8 of these water bottle slings for gifts!

Finished my Hawaiian applique kit that I bought on our trip last year.

Made a blue vinyl Bonnie Bucket purse! 

November 2020

Made a Washboard Road quilt using the Juniper jelly roll.

More Waxed Canvas Totes for gifts!

December 2020

Washboard Road in blue batiks.

Made 3 baby Quarter Sections quilts using Brave Enough to Dream fat quarter bundle.

Pedal to the Metal in Simply Neutral 2 collection.

Funny I didn't think I made much this year so glad I took the time to find all this pictures!  I did have a productive year!

I hope you all are keeping busy with your hobbies while you are stay close to home.  I think 2021 will be another quiet year but will have hope on the horizon.  I'll end this post and year of blogging with the happiest picture I have taken this year, a hummingbird playing in my sprinkler on a hot day!


  1. A late Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love the birds, what a delight to see them so close, and snow there for some photo shoots.I hope you and yours all stay safe and keep well. Fond greetings from down in NZ.

  2. Looks like you did a lot of sewing to me, and all your project look great! Thanks so much for sharing all those beautiful photos of your area. I enjoyed seeing all the sights! Let's hope 2021 will be better for all of us! ---"Love"

  3. Your photographs are amazing! I hope you have a wonderful 2021.

  4. You have had a productive year and that shot of the blue jay is stunning!

  5. Happy New Year to you and your family. I enjoy seeing your photographs as well as all the beautiful quilts.