The end result is that I got back into the office today and actually forgot a coworker's name, had a looooong list of emails waiting for me and generally feel all warm and fuzzy to be back at work.
I look back at 2010 and like a lot of people, I'm not sure where it went. I am glad that I got back into quilting late in the year. I also rediscovered a love of fabric and colour - which is a bit hazardous to the pocketbook. For example, in Vegas, I made Mr. Moose take me to a quilt shop. Yeah. I know. I was in Vegas and I went to a quilt shop. You can stop laughing now.
Are you done yet? If not, please, take a moment. Then come back and witness the beauty of my purchase at said quilt shop.
I've also decided that I need to challenge myself a bit with my quilting. I'm pretty boring when it comes to colours and fabrics. And awfully traditional. I need to be more adventurous. I've looked at my year ahead and decided that "change" is a good way to describe what my goals are in all areas of my life, but especially quilting.
Some of the challenges I see for myself in the upcoming months? Use different colours in my quilts. Yellow, pink, purple and aqua are colours I tend to avoid. I also tend to avoid bright, happy colours, sticking with more muted, traditional fabrics. Perhaps something like this (available in March? Really? What a tease!):