Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 - A Good Year!

31st December 2014

Where has this year gone??

I spent a very pleasant hour or two last night looking through my photos and it made me realise how much I have learnt this year on my creative journey. I have really enjoyed this learning process while making new friends on the way.....

......finished my course with Anne Griffiths and exhibited my baby/child playmat at the NEC Festival of Quilts....


......went to Oxford Summer School on a course with Anne Griffiths and produced a wall hanging...


....or two....


....indigo dyeing...


....but most importantly for me I went on my own which took me right out of my comfort zone!!!
I really enjoyed the course and enjoyed spending the week with creative people who were very willing to share ideas and laughter!! I now have the confidence to go away on my own again  knowing this time last year I wouldn't have considered it!!

Taught myself to crochet a ripple blanket....


.....learnt how to marble paper.....


......went to lots of exhibitions....


......had a day in Windsor with my lovely sister on her special birthday....

I look a 'plonker' as I forgot I had the tour guide headphones on!!!

......went to Ally Pally for the first time....



.......also a first was the open air theatre in Regent's Park to see To Kill a Mocking Bird...


....and a trip to Yarndale which triggered the park project....


.....lots of London visits to catch up with family and days out including this wonderful poppy display...


.....bought an embellisher.....


...... created my wonderful loft work space with the help of RD...


.....met friends from my online Be Creative group.....


......enjoyed making new friends and spending time laughing, chatting, knitting, pompom making and crocheting for the park project....


......lots of walks in the woods and along the beach taking photos on the way...











.... appreciating the ever changing sky, sea and the wonderful shapes and colours of  the world around me.....






.....but most of all I know how lucky I am to have to a fabulous family!!


My next post will be next year!!!