See ya 2016 : : Hello 2017!

If you had to be a super hero, who would you be? I'd be the Flash. My brain works WAY faster than my  hands. This often leaves me feeling like I don't get much done. One thing I love about Instagram's #bestnine each year, it always makes me realize plenty happened and plenty of projects got made. 

Typically #bestnine2016 is your top liked photo's on Instagram. This first photo was mine. After completing it I also realize, so many things happened in 2016 that didn't make the list. I went rogue and made my own #bestnine2016 (photo 2).

Reflecting on a year always leads to plans for the new year. I'm quite excited about 2017! I've registered again with Make it in Design School. Likity split Winter School starts January 9th! (Photo 3) Right after winter school I head into the Ultimate Portfolio Builder Module 4 program. Lots of drawing and designing for 2017!

Happy New Year! Let's create as many joyful memories as we can! xo

Photo 1: Say Anything Quilt : : @Bespokeoutlaw tested and made a bag out of my "Control Freak" pattern : : She also floored me by making me this Frida Kalho bag for my birthday. I still can't get over it! Sneaky girl! : : @daymoonquilts sent me a photo of her Mix Cassette quilt she made from my pattern. LOVE! : :  I started and FINISHED my website! : : I attended Latifah Saafir's Clamshell workshop put on by the VMQG : : I released the "Control Freak" Pattern-phew! Finally : : Life is RAD! T-shirt by Locomotive Clothing & Supply Co.; Alice Cooper costume brought to you by me : : The month of November was dedicated to creating the "Say Anything Quilt". It was a whirl wind but SO worth it!

Photo 2: I won a portfolio review with Elizabeth Olwen through Skillshare! : : I joined Lori Weidenhammer in a booth at Mini Maker Faire : : In August we attened our cousins Stephen and Marion's Wedding in Tuscany (yep, that was a biggie!) : : I was in two shows this year. Quiltcon and VMQG's first quilt show :: New friends made in 2016, my favourite part of any year! Techinally, this isn't my photo and I technically meet @sewhungryhippie late in 2015 but I really came to know her in 2016 (she's a keeper!) : :  She also wrote about me on her blog, how sweet is that! She also included me in a curated list for Sew Mama Sew! : : I taught a block printing workshop for VMQG : : You win some you loose some,  a VMQG polaroid block lotto (spoiler alert. I didn't win) : : But I won this! First time I ever won anything on Instagram, it's from @tearosehome!

 Again Happy New Year and hello 2017!