What a fine year this has been! My top-of-the-list highlights are Nick and Stacey's marriage, and the completion of my B-a-D challenge. Other events that made 2010 memorable were our record-setting eleven feet of snow, and our newly painted and reroofed red house. Decluttering continued, and we actually have a car in the garage for the first time in many years. I became an active member of both the historical society and the quilt guild. I entered a quilt in a show for the first time, and won an honorable mention ribbon.
The B-a-D challenge turned out to be more tedious than I expected it to be ... or maybe my attention span is shorter that I thought it was :) But I did finish all 366 blocks. I can't really figure how many yards of fabric were consumed, because most of it came from scrap pieces rather than yardage, but there are two fewer tote-tubs in my stash collection now! Twelve of the block sets have already become quilts, and the remaining twenty-eight block sets are scheduled for completion soon. Most of them will be donated as comfort quilts. Besides piecing the B-a-D blocks, I completed thirty-four projects this year -- twelve runners and twenty-two quilts.
I did more recreational reading. I cooked more frequently, and made better meals. I made new friends. I settled comfortably into our mountain lifestyle -- can't imagine being anywhere else. I enjoyed the weather, and the changing seasons, and the wildlife, and the forest, and the mountains, and the sky -- nature is so awesome! I woke up every morning thinking 'Ohohoh, what's happening today?!' I was never bored. Every day was an adventure, and a joy!! Life is good.