Friday, December 31, 2010

Sorry - no 2010 mosaic!

I really wanted to make up one of those fancy-schmancy mosaics from Flickr to show you everything I did this year, but alas......I made too much stuff and I'd probably have to make up 4 of them.  That would  look a little "braggy" don't you think?  So, instead, I thought I'd just list my accomplishments here and highlight some of MY favorites.  I hope that will suffice.

4     baby quilts
3     lap quilts
32   doll quilts (or wall hangings of that size 15x15 or bigger)
26   mug rugs
32   mini quilts (or wall hangings 15x15 or smaller)
37   pincushions
10   placemats
5     tree skirts with 1 pillow to match
2     frogs (those were stuffed with plastic pellets for the little girls this summer)
4     potholders
3     embroidered wall hangings
7     fabric postcards
2     (dozen) ornaments
2     published patterns
2     zentangle t-shirts (and I haven't posted about those yet)

See what I mean?  Now for a few of my all time favorites:

"Flowers by Mail"

"Birds on a Wire"

A Special Flower Pot

Merry Christmas Mug Rug

Scrappy Pincushion #2

Colorful Trio

Pincushion or Paperweight???

Color Play

QT Mini - Black/White + 1, Not Square or Rectangle

"Oh Happy Day"

DQS9 Simple String Angel Quilt

"Two Birds Hiding"

DQS9 Dolly Quilt Queen

A placemat for Sue

Madame Samm

E-gads, I guess I liked quite a few, huh?  Actually there are more, but I think I already showed you enough for today.  It's kinda nice when you like your own work, don't you think?  Actually, I like most of the stuff I do or I'd throw it in the garbage.  After all, if I don't like it, how can I expect anyone else to like it?

Thank you all so much for visiting my little blog.  I so enjoy what I do, and I so enjoy each and every one of your wonderful comments (although I sure wish that many of you didn't have the no-reply feature so I could answer you personally!!)  I try to get back to as many of you as I can.  Enjoy the last day of 2010 and many blessings to you and yours for the coming year!!!  



Melinda said...

I understand why you love your work - I do too. Looking forward to what you create in 2011.

Amy Friend said...

Thanks for sending me one of your all time favorites! It must have been hard to part with. I will love it well though :) I love the lady in the sewing room and the "happy day" quilts from you this year. I also got lots of laughs from the 12 days series!

Nima said...

wow...they are looking gorgeous.

happy new year to you

Marie said...

Carol - these are so great, thank you for sharing them again.

LOL I wanted to make one of those fancy collage photo's too but my reason is different - I didn't know how and didn't have enough time to sit and go through it multiple times until I got it right.

Hugs - Marie


Preciosos trabajos con un estilo muy particular e inspirador!!!

Beautiful work with a very particular style and inspiring!
Congratulations !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I love what you do and you are so right - if we don't love our own work there wouldn't be a whole lot of joy in making it.

Have a wonderful 2011 x

9patchnurse said...

I love your bright and cheery style! Especially the birdies!

quiltkeemosabe said...

And you didn't even show the tutu!!!! I'm new to your blog and I love your style! Thank you for the tutu instructions. I just had to make one for a little grand-niece and shared it with others who had a little girl. It was priceless!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carol:
You're definitely the QUEEN of completed projects this past year. I love everything you've done and can't see what your imagination will show us in 2012.
Hugs and best wishes for good health lots of creativity in 2012.

Mic said...

Just found your blog, your work is just beautiful. Thanks for the fun. May you be blessed in 2011.

Gill said...

I love seeing your work! Thank you!
Here's hoping for more of the same in 2011
Happy New Year!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I really enjoyed the tour of your highlights! Have a super Happy New Year!

Ale jc said...

What a delight to see many of your creations on a page like this..each one totally unique to you Carol...

Needled Mom said...

Your work is such a delight to see. They are just "happy" pieces.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Kathy said...

I love your quilts - they're always so bright and fun. Happy New Year!

My Life and Quilting said...

Hi Carol... I just love your work and you should be proud of them as well... The wall hangings are real fun and bright colors... Do you use a pattern? The quilting on them is so perfect... Keep up the great work... :)

Sue Daurio said...

so bright and cheery. I love them all!!

Unknown said...

I love your work, and fully understand that you do too :o) Wishing you alle the best for the coming year!

Annette said...

I think your favorites are mine too...actually all of your work is my favorite. It is always a day brightener to stop into your blog.

pinsandneedles said...

I really love your creativity! Your style is unique, cheerful and fun! Stunning work! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

I love all your work - it's the first blog I go to each time I sign-on - just brilliant.

Poppyprint said...

OK, Miss. Productivity, that is some list!!! I'm so happy to have 2 of your 2010 creations decorating my sewing room (a lovely poppy pin cushion and the string doll quilt pictured above). Lucky me!! Here's to a Zentangley 2011!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your work is such fun!

Annieofbluegables said...

I love your work too.
Anytime I stand back and am happy with my work, I think of the scripture where God is creating the world and it says "And God saw that it was good."

Susan Snooks said...

I'm another lucky recipient too!!! Carol, you are one talented AND generous lady! I am so happy to know you!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your work. You have such a unique style. Loved looking at all your favorites. I'd be hard pressed to say which one I like best. Happy New Year.

Marg said...

Such beautiful work, I love your creativity. So pleased I found your blog.

Michelle said...

Wow!!! If you didn't want to put pictures of all of them, couldn't you at least have put links?

I'm off to read a year's worth of your blog posts and get all inspired.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love your art
I love your blog
Your posts are a bright spot in my day.
I am so glad I found your blog.
Thank YOU!! for sharing your art and your thoughts and your replies that let us all you that you are glad we visit.

Happy New Year!!

Vicki ♥ said...

I too love what you do....its all fabulous and unique and thats one thing I love...Uniqueness :) Well done for 2010 and here's to a fabulous new year 2011. I look forward to seeing what you do. Happy New Year!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful colors, cheeery designs. Love.

Looking forward to 2011!

Amanda Jean said...

you've had a very impressive year! thanks for sharing some of your favorites. happy new year to you, friend!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I could never pick a favorite out of these - I love them all! Truly love your color sense - so bright and beautiful and fun. blessings, marlene

Ursula said...

I love all your work. You are sooo creative and inspiring. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing..I love every one of your quilts in this blog..They make me smile!!

susan said...

my goodness carol, i knew you were prolific but shesh! that is a heck of a lot of sewing. cant wait to see what 2011 brings for you!!

Dianne said...

2010 is the year I found your blog and reading it brings joy to my day! I love all of your creations but I must say that the frazzled cat lady speaks to me...I understand her like an old friend LOL!!! Your work is an inspiration thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

Karen said...

Wow! You have achieved so much. I love seeing your work and find it very inspirational. I look forward to reading about and seeing more of your work in 2011. Thank you so much!

Linda said...

Love your blog, love your quilts as they are so quirky! One question, when do you ever SLEEP???????????

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your work...can't wait for all the 12 days of Christmas! Tolelady53

What Comes Next? said...

what a fabulous collection of highlights! I love all of your creations and I suspect if you ever do create that something that you don't like, instead of chucking it in the garbage, you can just send it my way! THank you for this veritable feast of lovelies! Can't wait to see what comes next!

Linda Sue Johnson said...

Sorry for the duplicate post...I'm anonymous above...just learning to post on blogs!

Love the 12 days of Christmas!!!

Linda @

Anja said...

Gosh, you have been sooo assiduous!
Love your work and I could hardly decide what´s my favourite thing from your work.
The very stressed lady is new to me, I really like her hairstyle - looks like me at morning;o)
Happy new year, wish you all the best!

Susan said...

Wow! Love them all - do you sell patterns?? (especailly love the Dolly Quilt Queen). In my next life when I come back fabulously artistic (and rich) I want to be able to draw like you!

Gmama Jane said...

I ADORE your style!!! I wish you lived next dorr so I could pick your brain!!
Gmama Jane

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

your work is amazing. you are in my mug rug swap 3! Keep up the beautiful and colorful work. I am and will be having fun looking through your blog! I just love everything!

Nice to meet you!


Sally said...

Your quilts are absolutely amazing, I am in awe of all of your work!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Carol! You saved my day! Thank you for that biiiiig smile I found on my face watching your creations! This lady with a cat on her sholder is amazing!
Lots of sunny wishes! Teje