Saturday, January 01, 2011

Looking Forward, Looking Back



It was a long, hard, sad, and challenging year. But when I look back at how much I made and how much I gave...it just plain makes my year so much better and happier!

The Year's Sewing in Review:
14 quilts...infant to queen
11 art quilts donated this year to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
15 pillowcases for a local foster care program
20 potholders for a local women's correctional institution quilting fund
25 assorted small items...bibs, bags, diapers, burp cloths donated, plus small items as gifts

And of course, being Jan.1..it's time to check out the quilts for sale or at auction at AAQI:
26 AAQI Quilts View or Bid

Liberated Quilting Challenge

Get the latest news about the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative on the AAQI BLOG!
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Happy New Years 2011 ....

and today is 1-1-11.....how cool is that!

shown above:
most, but not all of my 2010 sewing
Michele Bilyeu quilts for AAQI..the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Won't you please join us? :) 

13 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:28 AM

    Happy New Year, Michele. Love your blog and seeing your projects. Mostly, love how you write and what you write about. One of my favorite blogs not to mention quilting blogs on the web.

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  2. Happy New Year, Michele!! Hope this year is a wonderful one for you!

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  3. Happy New Year Michele. What a wonderful list. Hugs

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  4. Happy New Year! What a great idea--I'm going to start counting all the projects that I finish this year! January 1 is a good time to start, right

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  5. You go Michele! Have a great year!

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  6. Dear Michele!
    I wish you a happy new year.
    Thank you for your ideas.
    I created one of your designe, a blanket for TV-watching.

    anyinyoka-kincsestara.blogspot.com
    Andi

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  7. Happy New Year dear friend.

    Thanks for all your help and inspiration during 2010.

    Hugs
    xxx

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  8. I wish you a happy, and healthy, New Year ahead. I'm pretty sure you have a good handle on the productive aspect already. Be well my thoughtful, talented, sweet, friend. The many times your words have helped me in these last months are too numerous to count. Bless you.

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  9. You are amazing Michele with how much you can accomplish and how warm and giving your heart is.

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  10. Awesome list of completions Michele and I'm sure 2011 will bring even more! Congratulations on a job very well done! Hugs, Finn

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  11. Oh my goodness, but you were a busy woman in 2010. No doubt you'll be just as industrious and giving in 2011. Happy New Year to you!

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  12. Michele, you're so prolific. I look forward to making a mosaic of my projects some day!

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  13. Good grief gal, do you find any time for sleep? Truly amazing

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.