2020 has been a crazy year for all of us and I think everyone is looking ahead to 2021 being a better year!
For us personally, there have been so many things that have happened but thankfully I am blessed with all that we have.
A New Home
Last year at this time I would never have believed that we would move again and to the country! We sold our river house in August and planned on adding on to the house we bought last year that we remodeled.
The plan was always to add a large quilt studio to it but after the Derecho storm and everyone remodeling, while staying home because of Covid, we couldn’t find anyone to do the addition, and quotes we did get for next year were more than we expected.
We knew if we did the addition we would never get our money back out of the house so moving looked like the best option. Builder Bob found our country home, never thought we would be back in the country but we love it! I’m so glad we got moved before this snow storm!
We moved in December 10th, I was just getting over Covid and then Builder Bob got it. We are so grateful that we were only sick for a short time. This is still plenty to work on but we are taking it slow, one or two things a day.
12 Inches of Snow!
This is what 12-inches of snow looks like! It is heavy and almost impossible to walk thru. I went out and shoveled a spot under one of the bird feeders as I knew there was a lot of birdseed on the ground.
The snow has a crust on it so the birds have no problem walking on it. The black sunflower seeds have really drawn the cardinals.
I don’t think we will be sitting out on the deck any time soon!
Mr. Mickey doesn’t care for the snow, he literally refused to go outside until I shoveled an area for him. If you look at the right side of the photo you can see where I put a tote outside with cat food inside for the stray cats. I haven’t seen them at all since we got all of this snow.
Miss Sadie – we will miss you
We lost Miss Sadie this year, we tried to keep her with us as long as we could but when the seizures became too bad, it was time to say goodbye.
She was Builder Bob’s constant companion and the alpha dog. She tolerated Mr. Mickey as long as he didn’t get too close to Builder Bob.
New quilt studio and quilt projects
I have my cutting table set up again after being in storage for over a year! I am loving my new quilt studio, Builder Bob installed new lights yesterday and I couldn’t wait to pull out my batik scraps and work on a new quilt project.
I am looking forward to working on all of the projects that are on my “To Do” list. Several people asked about my table, it is 4-foot x 6-foot and was Builder Bob’s woodworking table. He wasn’t using it anymore so he shortened it to a perfect standing height for me. It has wheels so I can move it all over the place.
Teal String Table Runner
I shared the string quilt blocks in my last sharing quilt projects post and then decided to make a table runner. I’m going to add one or two borders to it also.
Batik Scrap quilt blocks
I am working on some 10-inch blocks that use 2½-inch squares. I can’t decide which block I like the best. The first block would definitely help me go through my scraps!
Top Posts of 2020
It is no surprise that my top posts are usually quilt tutorials. I always enjoy hearing from people who create something from them or my patterns.
My business has done well in 2020 thanks to so many of you! This also made it possible to buy our country home. Lets take a look at the 10 top posts of 2020
- Fat Quarter Baskets
- Creating a tote bag – this one always surprises me!
- Fabric Baskets
- Hidden Wells in Batiks
- Christmas Tree Table Runner
- Midnight Glow
- Falling Charms
- Christmas Tree Mug Rug
- QAYG Placemats
- River Scraps
Most Popular Patterns of 2020
Thank you so much for purchasing my quilt patterns! These 3 have been the most popular this year.
I have been working on some quilt planner pages. I think you are going to like them!
Free Annual Quilt Planner
Here is a annual quilt planner that you can use to list quilt projects you have made or plan on making.
Click to download the Annual Quilt Planner printable pdf.
Looking Ahead to 2021
2021 will be a better year for all of us! I wish you good health and happiness and plan on having many new quilt projects to share with you!
I can’t wait take pictures of quilts down in our woods! Maybe one of the outside cats will be good at sitting on a quilt since Mr. Mickey isn’t crazy about doing that.
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