Monday, December 31, 2012

Year End Roundup

At the end of the year it is interesting to see what got made (and finished) in the last 12 months.
Who knew it would be such a year for knitting? 31 new pieces. I learned a lot of new techniques by making these, including the Continguous Top Down construction. One of these sweaters was repeated in the collage, so don't count it. But this one quilt didn't get in under the wire,  so add it to the others, making only 10 fabric works for the year. And I call myself a quilter! The collected paintings had these two left out of the collage, making 17.





What this collage exercise tells me is that my focus for the year had a lot to do with my bad knee, and not being able to get around the studio to do much sewing, or fusing. Now that my knee is better and I recently got the hang of piecing art quilts, I have renewed interest in making stuff from fabric. Of course I will still knit, and hopefully paint too. And garden. Didn't include any garden stuff, but there was certainly a lot of that going on. See this slideshow.
And Dawgs. There are sure to be lots of Dawg stuff in the new year.

Here's hoping you have a safe and fun celebration and a wonderful love filled 2013!


13 comments:

  1. You are like Wonderwoman! Congrats on getting so much done in a year, Melody. That's really fantastic!
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  2. In awe of you and your work!
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy en healthy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year, Miss Mel! And all the best to Dave and the Dawgs (should be a rock band, if you ask me).

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  5. LynneP9:08 AM

    You are certainly one of the most productive people I know. Your college is a wonderful way to see what you have accomplished in a 12 month span. Hooray to more quilt and dog photos in 2013. May this be your best year yet!

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  6. What a wonderful idea! So much talent and and colors that make me so happy! You are my idol! :) Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy New Year! I love looking back at completed artwork. Finishing is tough work! Enjoy the holiday.

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  8. Seeing your paintings all together prove how rich your talent is. I hope you continue doing fun, joyful paintings. They hit a sweet cord in me.

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  9. Red Bull should drink YOU!
    Seriously, you have a ton of accomplishments to show for your time - and each and every one of them is vibrant and beautiful, like you! Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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  10. All the best in the New Year to you, Dave and the Dawgs, along with many thanks for continuing to be my "must check-in" spot for inspiration all these years. You continue to amaze and delight through color, design and mediums. Thanks so much for sharing it all.

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  11. Melody don't you have a birthday around this time of year? I think I remember it being very close to my own birthday which is Jan 1. If I remembered right then Happy Birthday! If I'm wrong, blame it on a senior memory.

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  12. Wow.... you did a lot! Happy New Year and can't wait to see what you make in 2013....

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  13. I really like this picture collage of your year. What a year! I think a dog collage would be fun too. I have so much fun reading your stories and seeing what you have whipped up.You are a bright spot in my day.
    Happy New Year!

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