Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pondering the Past and Considering the Future

Hi! Here it is...the last days of 2013.  I've been spending the last several days with family. I haven't had the time or the need to be creative but now I'm beginning to feel the pull to get back to it. I've spent a few days thinking about the past year and what I've accomplished and experienced.

I won't go into everything, especially since I am prone to not remember it all...but the past year was a good one, despite having a couple of health issues that were unexpected and slightly scary for me.

Me and Rylee (almost 16 mos. old)

The creative highlights of my year include:
  • having a quilt accepted into the Houston International Quilt Festival and having it also win an Honorable Mention award
  • creating a quilt for the Quilt Alliance contest and having it win an Honorable Mention
  • creating/designing more stencils that are selling through StencilGirl Products
  • completing Modules 1, 2 and 3 in The Art and Business of Surface Design workshop
  • receiving a gift of a Thermofax machine and having the ability to create/design images for screen printing
  • having an article published in Quilting Arts magazine (Aug/Sept 2013 issue)
  • and having another article published in the Winter 2014 issue of Art Quilting Studio

I am so grateful that I can continue to be creative on a daily basis. I spend cherished time every week with my granddaughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed the continuing and new friendships I've made through my blog here and on Facebook.

I've been thinking about what lays ahead for next year and what I might like to accomplish or work toward. My list includes:
  • continue to design/create images for both stencils and Thermofax screens
  • play/experiment more with monoprinting/gelli plate printing
  • play/experiment more with collage
  • continue creating art quilts
  • continue developing skills/designs for surface pattern design

I'd like to wish everyone a very merry and Happy New Year.  May all your dreams and wishes come true! Thank you for stopping by my blog and spending a little time with me. 


  1. Sounds like wonderful goals....and your granddaughter is an absolute doll!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

    Do you have a word for your year?

  2. Grandchildren certainly make life a little sweeter, don't they? Yours is such a cutie! Looking forward to seeing all the creative fun you get into in 2014!!!

  3. Congratulations on a great 2013 year,
    and best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful 2014!
    (And your GD is such a beautiful little girl!)

  4. good luck with your goals for the new year. Your grand daughter is adorable.

  5. I enjoyed reading your creative highlights for 2013 and your goals for 2014! I've been thinking about my goals lately too.

    Rylee is a little doll! She looks like quite a sweetheart. Grandkids are quite a joy, aren't they?

    Happy New Year to you too Terri. Maybe it be filled with lots of joy and many blessings!

  6. I continue to be amazed by the extent of your creativity, Terri. Your granddaughter is adorable!
    Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year!

  7. Hi, Terri. Just stopped by to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed your pinterest boards today while I sat stitching. Your purses are so elegant and your Christmas ornaments adorable--not to mention your wonderful quilts and patterns. Wishing you a very happy new year with many artistic adventures and successes!
    best from Tunisia,

  8. Beautiful beautiful child……
    Happy New Year Terri!

  9. Some great accomplishments & goals - good luck for 2014. Hope its a good one for you & yours.

  10. Happy New Year Terri! It's been great to get to know you through this wonder social media outlet :) I look forward to your creative energy posts in 2014 and collaborating with more thermofax screen projects!

  11. It sounds like you've had a wonderfully creative 2013 and that the positive energy is continuing in 2014. I'm looking forward to seeing and sharing it with you!


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