Hello Thirteen

On this last Monday of 2012, I find myself wondering where the year went! Admittedly, it was a busy year full of lots of exciting things, many of which I still can't share, but I have to say, as awesome as 2012 was, I think 2013 is shaping up to be even more exciting.

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I'm awfully proud of the quilts I've made this year. If you asked me to pick a favorite, I don't think I could! I was lucky enough to see my work in print again this year, which was wonderful, and I loved seeing photos of my quilts hanging at Fall Quilt Market.

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I'm sad to see that all three of the bees I participated in this year will not be continuing into 2012. But perhaps the pile of bee blocks in a bucket in my sewing room will have time to become the quilts they've always wanted to be :)

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I'm also really proud of the patterns and tutorials I've written this year, and the Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club I'm starting for 2013. I cannot get over how many people are participating in the Lucky Stars BOM, and it seems to continue growing every day! This BOM is definitely going to make my 2013 very starry and bright.

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Teaching was another really bright spot of my year. I'm finding that I really enjoy getting to work hands on with my students, and am looking forward to a lot more teaching in 2013. I loved teaching at Sewing Summit, and teaching in my local quilt shop back home has also been a great experience. The girls there are so welcoming and nice, and my students have been such a joy to work with.

Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for all of the kind and wonderful comments you leave here on my blog, I really appreciate each and every one. And because I appreciate you, my wonderful followers, so much, I'm giving away a Happy New Year gift - a fat quarter bundle of Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern collection. 42 glorious, beautiful fat quarters, just for you! As this giveaway is a thank you to my followers, you must be a follower to enter. Simply leave me a comment here telling me about your brightest memory of 2012, and I'll pick a winner on Thursday, January 3rd. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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