Happy 2014!

2013 was the year of the unfortunate computer for me — iPads specifically. I traveled so much this year, depending on my iPad to keep me connected… But alas, it was not my constant friend. Posting pictures is a major trial, so while I’m traveling, I’ve got to figure out a better solution. I also “hid” my iPad under the backseat, which I then lowered to load up some new shelves from Ikea — and munched the iPad so it now has an S curve and needs to be replaced (pictures to come).

2103 was a red-letter year for our family:
Our Boy Wonder returned home, Kirsten got married, then the Boy Wonder got married in September, and Kirsten announced that she was expecting! On the sad side, we lost an unborn grandchild. Everyone is healthy and doing well — and we’re all looking forward to May when AufderBaby makes his entrance into the world and our family.

I have so much to share this year — I’m doing more traveling and teaching, and since I have (not) lost a son, but gained a bedroom, I’m doing mini-version of a home studio that I will share on the blog. I’ll also be refreshing the podcast, my website and teaching brochure.

In tne meantime, here’s a try at posting the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid:

What do you think?

i’m painting my new room, but not with the color of the year ; ) i like the new Pantone color but I was partial to 2011’s Tangerine Orange. I love using orange as an accent in my quilts, like this:

I’ve decided that I’m going to spend the first quarter of 2014 making the quilts that I have put on the back-burner.

This new year I’ll be teaching at the BERNINA Creative Center  in Illinois, along with several other favorite and new venues. Updates to my teaching schedule will happen soon.

Happy, happy New Year — and Happy Quilting!!!


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3 thoughts on “Happy 2014!”

  1. So good to hear from you, Annie! Looking forward to new podcast episodes and seeing photos of your new studio space! Best wishes to you and the whole (growing!) family for 2014!

  2. I’m delighted with the colour of the year, as it’s my favourite colour – for clothes! Perhaps it’s time to try it in a quilt. I like the way you have combined it with the orange.

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