When I look back on my quilting life for 2015 I am actually rather pleased with what I have achieved. With only one large quilt completed and I think 6 or 7 mini ones, it represents a change in how I have viewed this thing that I do. The photo above is representative of what it was I completed, yet I actually don’t think that they are “My Style” – these are all things that I have done for others, be it my children or swap partners.
That isn’t to say that I didn’t have a great deal of fun sewing and creating, I challenged myself to complete things which were out of my comfort zone, be that for colour reasons, or style elements (the disappearing nine patch just had to be finished, the poor kid had been eight years of patient waiting for it).
But it was also a year of personal challenge.
My “theme” for the year has been redefine. Back in January (or it could have been February, sometimes I use the Chinese New Year for these things), I decided that I needed to redefine what it was I was working towards, and how it was that I was going to get there.
A part of that was travel. 2015 was the first time that I traveled internationally, heading to Hawaii in October.
This was a time of discovery and wonder – I blogged about the experience on the volcano here – and I can honestly say that this experience changed me.
So as I say goodbye to 2015 and all that it has bought, I can honestly say that I am ready for 2016. I am done with redefining myself, I think it was the wrong message for the year.
So for 2016 I am borrowing a line from the poem Invictus: