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Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Year in Sentences

I wish you all a year of happiness, fun, laughter, fulfilment, family, friends and huge creativity!!
On her blog, Leanne, rose to the challenge of going through the past year's posts and pulling out the first sentence from each first post of each month... She also said — "do join it really was fun looking back over last years blog posts."
So I did!!
I have also summarised each month - but just in a sentence!! A bit of a task!!

1st post sentence - NONE - I hadn't started yet!!!
Month summary - Trepidation and excitement, deciding to start my own blog after enjoying other people's blogs so much.

1st post sentence -  Here I am getting started!!
Month summary - My son got married :-), children coming home from Australia, not much sewing.

MARCH 2010
1st post sentence (2 sorry so it makes sense!) - What was I thinking!!!!! Starting up a blog when I KNEW Febuary was going to be a busy one??
Month summary - A flurry of sewing and creating, flirting with flowers, catalicious and more

APRIL 2010
1st post sentence - (I'm hoping this qualifies as one sentence)....What have I been up to today.......a little bit of animal stuff.......A little bit of winter preparation.....A little bit of baking....And a little bit of sewing.....
Month summary - Focus on Chocolate quilt for ED's birthday

MAY 2010
1st post sentenceI'm enjoying not having any major projects with deadlines on at the moment, so took time out today to challenge myself and do some paper piecing..and taa daa,  here is the result...!!
Month summary - Started Klosjes, 25 years wedding anniversary, took part in my very first bloggers quilt festival

JUNE 2010
1st post sentenceI'm not quite sure how it came about (!!) but I have signed up for the One Flower Wednesday! 
Month summary - lots of hexie-flowers, more klosjes and adventures with a coffee machine.

JULY 2010
1st post sentenceLife has been a bit of a whirlwind since I last posted; I have had several posts floating around in my head but none of them have made it anywhere near the keyboard!!
Month summary - First calves, more hexies and a flood or two.

AUGUST 2010 - 
1st post sentenceHere is Block 5 of Bronwyn Hayes' Catalicious BOM.
 Month summary - more calves, cats and crumbs

1st post sentenceHere is today's flower - the Rosemary Bush was the perfect place for a blue flower!!
Month summary - 9-patches, gifts and a dilly bag

OCTOBER 2010 - 
1st post sentenceI went with a yellow theme this I knew it would be time for the MOML and I to make our annual trek 'out the back' for our viewing of the Kowhai trees in flower.
Month Summary - weekend away, searching for friends, baby chickens and a new machine!

1st post sentence On Saturday The Country Yard (My most favourite quilt shop ever) had it's annual exhibition.
Month summary - Melbourne trip, animals, and stitching round the block

1st post sentenceI was tidying a shelf the other day and came across this —- it took me a moment to work out what it was, and then I realised that this is a quilt I haven't shared before.
Month summary - Round Robin excitement and family time.

Leanne was right, it was fun and interesting to read back and see what I'd been up to ---and I noticed lots of projects started but they aren't always finished...oh dear;do I feel a new year's resolution coming on???....but then again, maybe not, I enjoy how it works for me!! (however, I also know the sense of satisfaction that comes when something is finished!!)
Happy cows on New Year's day.
Green farm after recent rains,
 turnips growing well in paddock beyond cows,
irrigator spreading effluent on the pastures beyond them,
horses freaking out at irrigator beyond that!
Have a good one, everybody  :-)


Leanne said...

I love how you put the photos in!

And you are soo new to blogging I hadn't realised.

Love Leanne

Sue said...

Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Catherine said...

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You'll look ten years younger. Don't be afraid to say, 'I love you'. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.
~ Ann Landers

Char said...

Congratulation, I have been blogging for 1 year as of yesterday!

Happy New Year to you and your family Raewyn!

Melody said...

What a great idea for a post. Have a wonderful 2011

Farm Girl said...

What a great way to look back on the year that was. Best wishes to you for 2011.
PS I started your SRTB on New Years Eve - those threads are wonderful, I absolutely love them. Have made great progress(for me at least!), am now about 2/3 done, and loving it!

Kate said...

Hi Raewyn..great post..Happy New Year to you too..Hope this year will be a fabulous one for you..Take Care Love Kate xx