2015 in a (late) Review. And how 2016 (probably won’t) be different

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Somehow it is well past the middle of January, and I am only now getting to a year in review post… such is life I suppose 😀

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2015 was a crazy, unexpected year. I accidently started a longarm quilting business. I got my APQS Canada sponsorship. I quilted 16 customer quilts (vs. 1 in 2014). I quilted 18 quilts for myself or my family. I pieced only 7 (ish) quilts.  I sewed jeans & knits & garments & bags. I booked teaching in Australia. I taught at Sparrow Studioz. I went to QuiltCon. I worked full time, and planned a move. I went went to Montana & Norway & Sweden & Finland and travelled all over Alberta.  It was a crazy year that I still can’t believe is real.

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I honestly can’t believe that this is my life. That people are willing to pay me to quilt their quilts, to teach them to quilt. That people read my blog, and follow me on instagram. 5

Most of me thinks that if 2016 is as crazy as 2015… I’m not sure I’ll survive 😀 So far I have spent most of 2016 sleeping. It has not been my most productive month.

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So, for 2016.

 

 

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A little less stressing about how “oh, that quilter is so much better than me” and “oh, I’ll never be that good. Because let’s face it, that helps no one.

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Take as many naps as I want… I work full time besides quilting. And I refuse to let it stress me out (too bad). So if I want a nap, I’m gonna have a nap :D. #napsareimportanttooP1040375

So I’m going to focus a bit more on my day job, on Rocky, and some vague sense of balance this year. Or this month. Or for sure, this week.

Later days,
Kathleen.

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12 responses to “2015 in a (late) Review. And how 2016 (probably won’t) be different

  1. I think what you have done is amazing! Your quilting is outstanding. By next year I hope to do the same, making long arm quilting as a career. Balance is always tricky, no matter how busy you are.

  2. I think what you have done is amazing! Your quilting is outstanding. I adore and study the pictures you post of your work. I hope to next year be in the same shoes as you, finding balance between long arm quilting and work. No matter how busy you are, balance is always tricky to find.
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  3. I love your work.   Please keep on with these posts.   I plan to send you a picture to have you suggest the quilting for a hexi quilt.   I am truly hoping that you will still be around for a while.   You are a very gifted young lady.   Kathleen  V

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  4. Fabulous quilts, from what you tell us of last year, no wonder you are napping a lot! I live in New Zealand and so wanted to come to the Australian Quilters festival but my daughter is getting married that weekend! One day is all I can say! Please the second quilt you show, with the flying geese down the left hand side, what is that pattern? I love it!

  5. These quilts are absolutely beautiful. Are they yours or are they customer quilts. Love both the patterns and the quilting!!

  6. You must be twelve years old with all that energy! Your work is amazing, inspiring and creative. When you get be be in your mid sixties, you will remember these days with happiness for the pleasure you bring to so many of us.

  7. I love following your blogs. Your work is brilliant and certainly to be admired. The tips that you have provided in filling spaces is of a great help. Hopefully I will be in Adelaide for the quilting festival in 2016 and i am able to get into one of your sessions.

  8. Absolutely stunning quilts and what an amazing year. Can’t believe you did all of these and have a full time job. I’m hoping to be in Adelaide and get into your classes. Fingers crossed. Best wishes for the year ahead.

  9. How exciting all this is for you! You’re young, talented, and apparently have the funds for traveling extensively… the best of everything. Enjoy this time of your life. Nothing ever stays the same, so eek out every moment, even if it’s napping. 🙂

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