Happy New Year 2020

I have a no resolution, resolution this year. It is simply to be a participant and not a bystander.

Before the new year turned, I cleaned and sorted a closet in my home. It needed done and a thrift shop was richer for it . I unearthed a couple of unfinished textiles and some 100 year old family photos I had forgotten about. The best thing was finding my maternal grandparents marriage license. My youngest son researches the family genealogy and had not been able to find record of it. It is an important piece of a family puzzle. Imagine, I had it all the time tucked away in a box I acquired after my mother died that had never been opened. But I know that I use tasks like that to procrastinate instead of getting down to the business of creating in my studio.

Good things are coming in the new year of 2020. I became a juried member of the Arkansas Craft Guild. There is a wonderful gallery in Mountain View, Arkansas . It is an area rich in artists and history. I am honored to be a part of it.

A few months ago I sent off 5 pieces to Art Quilting Studio Magazine. The artwork and an article will be published in the Spring 2020 magazine. They are a wonderful magazine to work with. I previously had the cover and an article in the Winter 2015 magazine. I couldn’t believe it had been that long since I was a participant and not a bystander!

So here is to a new year and new work and hopefully new successes. This is the silk shawl I uncovered in the closet clean out. It has been moved to my active stitching nest beside my chair.

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2020

  1. 100 year old photos!!! Your grand parents marriage license! How cool!!!! I’ve done genealogy books for my sister and I (our paternal and maternal sides); two years ago for Christmas I made books for my son and daughter for their father’s maternal/paternal side and last year I made my DIL a book on her maternal/paternal sides. I love doing this research! Look forward to seeing your work in the spring magazine! Congrats!

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