Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Year of Challenges, A Year of Miracles...


..and even a year of quilting adventures, learning, and great fun!  I'm not sure what I would have done without the opportunities to express myself through my blogs, my crafts, and my quilting art.

Thanks to all of you who came here to share, to read, to merge your hearts with mine.....as I walked this journey....day by day, piece by peace.

All I had to do was click my heels, blink twice..and I just went over 4,000,000 views!  It was a very challenging year.....but just to know that many people came here and shared their love of quilting with me.... is awesome!

Many, many blessings to all of you in this coming new year!

And yes, I've originally published a bit early for New Year's Eve...but it's already arrived half a globe away ;)

(((Happiest of New Years!!!)))
                               

shown above:
Some (but not all) of my finished projects for 2012:

baby quilts, 17 art quilts, two pillowcases and 3 senior bibs for a local care home, gifts and donations of 8 different "kitchen quilts" or potholders and mitts, a new meditation stool cover,  a multitude of small projects like bookmarks, business cards, mug rugs, coasters, breast cancer awareness pockets for Melanie Testa, my own quilting carry bag, and a praying for a miracle heart shaped pillow.  Plus three prayer flags that have flown in the Oceanside Museum of Art for all of November and December of this year!  And boy, did all of that flying help..miracles abound!

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AAQI January 2013 Auction for Alzheimer's Research Funding!!!!

12,230 - Well, Hello Kitty!

 I am so blessed to have another quilt in the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)
January Auction. The bidding runs from Jan. 1-Jan10th. All profits from the sale of my quilts go towards Alzheiemer's research funding. Please bid and (perhaps even win) my small format art quilt! 

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Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her Heartbreak to Hope life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska with her AAQI Quilting. Michele is best known for sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and for inspiring others to see beyond their own personal challenges and to join in her AAQI  Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)  We change ourselves, and our world.....one little quilt at a time!