Twenty-Ten was a significant year of struggle and growth for me. In the midst of all the pain and miracles I made a lot of things. I furiously worked it out with my hands. Here, I have selected an item made each month that represents new techniques for my arsenal of art.
In January I completed the Hodge Podge Journal from my Silver Bella 2009 class with Rebecca Sower. It began my love affair with journals.
I made this journal for Holly Abston in February.
This is a collage made in March for Shelley Overholt who had a heart attack in her early 30s. I was moved to make this.
I knitted all year but this was new in April.
These journals were thank you gifts in May to our bankers who brought in dinner for us when we were so beat up from life. They happen to be all ladies and so smart and loving and lovely.
Heather Ales taught me to solder and this is my favorite piece from the year, made in June.
I made so many of these necklaces as gifts throughout the year, this is one from July.
Valances in August from vintage western barkcloth.
In September I made this case for my journal. I made a lot of these cases for gifts last year. Yet another love affair, an amalgam of many techniques.
This upcycled necklace in October was a first at this kind of jewelry collage.
I haven't shown you this I made in November to wear during vendor night at Silver Bella.
I had not made a quilt in years until this one for my husband's grandson. It felt so good just to cut fabric and sew and sew. I appreciate you guys showing so much love to me for this project.
I failed to include any of the things I made for Jemellia in 2010. She received almost one of each of the things above.
Now on to 2011. I start with out with a wonderful win from Jackie's blog Good Grief Girdie. She made this lovely calendar which I will look at and enjoy each day in 2011. Thank you,, Jackie, I admire you so very much.
Thank you for being with me here in 2010. It was a tough year. I made it through because of you, people who have loved me and held me up.