Welcome to the New Year!
I want to thank all of you for sticking with me the last few years. 2015 saw lots of big changes and growth with my quilting, skyrocketing from a hobby into almost a career. 2016 looks to be just as promising! There are a lot of things that I just cannot share yet (Story of my life) that are pending publication.
On the first day of the new year, it is custom to make a resolution for the upcoming year, but my group of online quilty friends have a different tradition that I have decided to adopt. Instead of making a resolution, you pick a word. This word will help to shape the upcoming year, and should inspire positive changes and reflect how you want to see yourself at the end of the year.
My 2016 Word of the Year is: BALANCE
The last half of 2015 was incredibly busy, and I most definitely overwhelmed myself. Between work, family, and quilting obligations I was being pulled in so any different directions that I started to burn out. As a result, I haven’t touched my sewing machine in almost 3 weeks, which is incredibly unusual for me. Quilting has always been my zen, my unwind and relax, just being Stacey thing. I want to be able to keep quilting enjoyable even when working with deadlines, and still be able to have the family and friend time I need. I also need to be able to record what I do. The last few projects were so down to the wire (again, not the norm for me) that I wasn’t able to take pictures of any finishes!
Finding balance between my life, my work, and my quilting is my goal for 2016. There are more big changes coming this year that are going to be challenging and exciting at the same time. There is going to be an amazing amount of growth, and I am looking forward to everything the new year has in store!
Here is a quick look back at 2015
I wish you all happiness, health, love and family for 2016! Thank you so much for being a part of my life!
9 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”
I adore your quilting; it is refreshing & reveals your talent in each new presentation. Thank you ever so much.
May YOUR NEW Year be filled with much LAUGHTER, GOOD HEALTH, LEISURE TIME (YOU MUST make it), & GOD’S BLESSINGS for your TALENTED HANDS, MIND & FAMILY.
Thank you! All the beat to you and yours as well! =)
Stacey- Did you make all of those quilts in 2015? That’s impressive! They’re all so beautiful.
I wish you all the best in finding that balance you are looking for. We all need balance in our lives.
Thanks Leslie! That’s just a portion of the quilts I made over the year =) Happy New Year to.you and the family!
WOW! Stacy you have been busy!! It makes my head spin just reading about it! Your quilts at so incredibly beautiful, it makes me want to make each one!! I first found your blog when you posted that your quilt was made into a kit for Craftsy and was so in love with what I saw! Unfortunately, I put the quilt kit in my wish list and didn’t buy it right away. When I went back to buy it, of course it was sold out!! But I’m determined to make that quilt so I am on the wait list and when it comes available I’m not waiting this time!! In the mean time I will catch up on some other projects. Good luck with your new year and all that is coming your way! The quilt kit I’m waiting on is Prism. It’s so awesome!! Im hoping that Craftsy restocked it soon!!
Yay, Stacey such a great year!!! Balance was going to be my word too. I struggle a lot with this!
Happy New Year Stacey! You’ve had an incredible 2015! Good luck with 2016 – I hope you find your balance!
Beautifully spoken by an amazing woman of whom I can call friend and blessed by calling you daughter. Balance, very good word, and a very powerful statement … Balance in all things will bring you closer to your family, both beside you and in quilting, but most importantly to yourself. Which brings me to my word (which I love the idea of choosing a word) and that is Harmony. Luv you lots and big hugZ
You are my hero! You’ve chosen the perfect word for this year. It is something I need to remember myself. So powerful, so thoughtful. Thanks for sharing!