#dikamakatsaria + [inspiration]

I guess I really was busy this year....
As 2010 is coming to a close, I've been spending a little time looking back at all my handmade adventures this year and realizing I really have accomplished quite a lot that I set out to do. I have finished twelve entire quilts, found my knitting mojo again and completed a ton of other little projects. I still have about a half a million UFOs lying around and even more ideas that are bursting to be born into real fabric and yarn actuality, but all in all I'm very proud of the progress I've made in most facets of the needle arts.

I just wanted to share with you some of my most favorite creations this year~

My first completed quilt of 2010, the FMF Wonky Log Cabin, which I started during the Old Red Barn Co. quilt-along using the tutorial by the fabulous John (aka quiltdad). So much fun to piece, although this one has been slowly having the shoddy pre-Bernina quilting ripped out. Hopefully it will be all done and couch-worthy again soon.

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My Far, Far Away quilt is dearly loved. The double gauze is so soft and I went the extra mile piecing the back on this one.

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I was a little reckless cutting into my Bohemian fabrics, but came out with one quilt for our newlywed friends and one for me.

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I love seeing all these Munki Munki prints all in one place,

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and spending lots of time under this one, which wins the prize for most-used.

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I finally finished knitting
my first-ever sweater for me,

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and gained enough new knitting skills to be confident starting new, more complex projects like cabled hats, mittens and socks.

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Lots of smaller, yet satisfying projects were made, 

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 and there are still lots of long-term projects waiting their turn to be picked up again, like my "Ode to Denyse Schmidt" spiderweb,

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and my paper-pieced Liberty of London hexagon quilt.


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Hard to believe all that was done during naptimes and nights while Lucy grew from this little babe,

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to this big party girl.

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Maybe there were more nap times than I thought!

Thank you so much to all of you for your supportive words over the last year and for all the inspiration I receive daily from you sharing your own work. It's truly what keeps my creative fire lit. I can't wait to see what you can do in 2011!