Happy New Year!

New year, new me.

Okay, new blog and logo at least. Things are up and running and although there will be some minor changes in the next week or two, this is where I’m going to hang out for a while. We’ll start the New Year party next week with giveaways and tutorials like crazy.

I wanted to take a moment to recap 2012 since it marked not only a busy year but there were several really cool milestones that I met and didn’t blog about.

First and foremost, I was fortunate enough to launch three girls clothing sewing patterns with the esteemed brand BariJ

Patterns are available from many independent quilt fabric shops and online fabric stores including Fat Quarter Shop, Pink Chalk Fabrics and Etsy.

Additionally in 2012 I started racing. After almost two years of sitting on the sidelines, I decided to start building a car and while that was in progress, I would learn to race in my Mister’s hot rod.

This is me, at my first official event The Goodguys Del Mar Nationals — coming in FIFTH place out of 70 cars! I was just a little happy.

My Mister is #3 in the ProClass! Probably the only chance I’ll have to be on the leaderboard at the same time as him, he’s pretty fast.

Last but not least, I made my first quilt.

 I sew but I dont’ quilt…. still really don’t, but I consider it a milestone that I actually did make a quilt and finish it. As a bonus, I’m told it might actually be in a magazine!

Art Gallery Fabric asked me if I would make a quilt with their Rock ‘n Romance fabric line to put in their booth at Quilt Market Houston – no pressure.

The quilt is called HiFi and is supposed to reflect the bars of a stereo equalizer  and the quilting rising out into bubbles is supposed to show sound… I don’t know, it was my first quilt; I just tried to do what I was “supposed” to do. Here’s a picture of the quilt before it was trimmed and bound (finished) I will hopefully get some better shots to share with you soon.

I also attended my first and second Quilt Markets, my second Sewing Summit and am now ready to depart for the Craft & Hobby Association’s Winter Conference.

I look forward to a tremendous year of making with you all, many more posts, patterns, recipes and tutorials — starting next week with a week or more of GIVEAWAYS!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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Comments: 2

  1. pam January 10, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Hey congrats! Love the new look. See you at CHA !!!

  2. Pétra January 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I love the new look! You had such a big year can’t wait until the next Quilt Market!

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