Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 Reflections

2012 is winding down and a fresh New Year is about to begin. I thought I would take a moment and reflect on the past year and look back at how I spent some of my time.
Sewing is a form of therapy for me and there will never be enough time to finish all the projects that dance around in my head. Using remnants from past projects, I created this trio of pin keeps. 
Ruffles have a special place in my heart. They add such a sweet feminine touch whether it be on clothing or home decor. This ruffled bag seemed to be calling my name after being inspired by Katies Rose Cottage.
A quick and easy project sometimes fits the bill. It satisfies the craving to create, but doesn't require a long term commitment as some projects do.
This was one of my favorite projects of the year. I had been wanting to make it for some time, and it turned out just as I had imagined it to be. While virtual inspiration is wonderful, there is something to be said about having a 'physical board' that you can touch and feel and change out as the mood strikes you.
Wreaths are always finding their way onto the walls in my home. This wreath was a simple one to make, but I loved the texturized affect that the different fabrics created.
My love for 'Wild Maine Blueberries' found me creating this recipe often. For a change of pace, I sometimes used dried cranberries in place of the blueberries. This bread also freezes beautifully, so I will make up several loaves at once.
My oh-so-clever husband always has a few projects in the works. He created this 'Rat Rod' from vintage car parts and lots of love. This car was made to drive and we spent much of our summer taking this car out for a 'ride'.
My decor style seems to be evolving. I find myself drawn to a simpler, less cluttered style these days. Vintage items and antiques will always be a part of my decor, just displayed with a lighter hand.
I started a new series on my blog to share some of the wonderful discoveries we have made while going out for drives around New Hampshire and New England. We never know what the next bend in the road will surprise us with.
A simple mantel made up from found objects to reflect the true meaning of Christmas.

It has been a good year and I have enjoyed my time looking back. The anticipation of the approaching New Year, with the mystery of what is yet to come keeps my spirit flying. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!
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  1. Happy New Year! I have enjoyed reading your blog this past year.

  2. Everything looks wonderful , such a talent you have ! Hope you have a Happy New Year.

  3. A wonderful post with lots of beautiful eye candy!Love those pin keeps.Happy New Year!Hugs,Jen

  4. You are one clever and crafty gal! I adore the sweater wreath.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  5. I love your photos, I remember when you posted the little country church, it is still sublime, I just love that photo! It looks like a magazine cover, and I want to go be there in that place.

  6. Hi Suzanne, what a beautiful blog you have! So another new follower here :-). Btw I'm in love with New England.

    Happy New Year from Belgium

  7. I am new here and am so glad to have discovered your blog. I love all of your projects especially the pincushions. They are just gorgeous!

  8. I like the inspiration board and the yummy banana bread!

  9. Love your inspiration board! I want one. : )
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints (stopping over from DIY Showoff)

  10. Love the inspiration board...I want to make one soon!

  11. This is my first time to your blog, but I will be back. I love all your projects and will visit again for inspiration.

  12. wow those pieces you made are gorgeous! talented lady :)

  13. What a wonderful roundup, all the best for you in 2013!


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