Amanda Daly

Amanda Daly
I've been passionately working with fabric for more than 25 years . . . relax with me as you read about my life and my quilts

Sunday, 2 January 2011

A year in review

2010 was a wonderful year, some of the highlights in my life were -

The birth of my first male grandchild, Saxon.

Meeting many wonderful quilters as I traveled around teaching workshops

The publication of some of my original quilt designs and the launch of my new range of patterns

Some wins and successes with my quilts in various quilt shows and challenges

Knowing that one of my quilts traveled with the My Place exhibition to France and other quilts were exhibited in Japan and New Zealand

Visiting Norfolk Island (I could easily live there)

Finding time in my hectic life to indulge in occasional long lunches with friends

Discovering some really healthy lifestyle options

Gaining my teacher accreditation with The Quilters' Guild of NSW

Having my Waratah give me one magnificent bloom

Adding pearl cous cous and pomegranate salad to my list of great things to make and eat

Finishing a heap of quilts and starting many more. . .

. . . and finally in the last few days of 2010 - the complete overhaul of my Studio from the ground up. It's only 3.5m square, so I had to plan everything very carefully. Just a few more finishing touches and it will be ready for a few photos and an unveiling on the blog.

I love the idea of a new year, a new beginning, so many plans for 2011 and so much to look forward to.

Happy New Year