Monday, December 31, 2007

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Unlike many people, I don't think I posted any goals for the year. Either because of that or for other reasons, I don't feel that this has been a productive year for me. I spent a lot of time on the Hoffman Challenge, and quite a bit at the orchid quilt in the fall. Other than that I made half a dozen baby quilts, for charity or for gifts, and a couple of quilts out of blocks from a block exchange; nothing that was a stretch for me there. The highlight of the year was the class I took with Jane Sassaman at the Indiana Heritage Show in March, and I did finish that project and used her technique on a couple of others, including the orchids. Those did stretch my "artistic" skills, although the technical aspect wasn't particularly difficult.

This year I hope to finish the blue piece I posted about recently and have it be successful enough to enter somewhere. I'd also like to make a large, traditional pieced quilt, using a difficult block. I do like piecing, and I'm pretty good, but I haven't done anything terribly challenging on a large scale. I also signed up for the Take It Further challenge, so we'll see how that goes. I don't think I'll do the Hoffman challenge, which is ironic, because this time I have an idea which is perfectly clear in my mind. It doesn't seem too interesting however, so I think I'll use the time on something else.

Everyone--may you meet all your goals in 2008, and have some pleasant surprises along the way too.


Rian said...

Happy New Year to you, too! I don't like to post goals either, because then I have to be reminded of my shortcomings later.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I hope you find another class in 2008 that lights you up like Jane S's did...the work you accomplished as a result--esp. the orchid quilt--was much better than you realize! ;-)

Looking forward to another year of trading ideas, images, rueful smiles, and comradeship, my friend!

jenclair said...

Happy New Year, Kay. The Sassaman class really did bring you pleasure and took you on a different path artistically--that is pretty rewarding by itself.

Kim said...

I'm looking forward to SharonB's challenge and how everyone tackles it. Happy 2008!