Sunday, December 28, 2014

- These are a few of my favorite things: The (creative) year in review

It's been a fun year ... easier to review because I've actually kept track for the most part. So here in chronological order (because I can't possible rank them) are a few of my favorite things ...

The continuation of ...


 the family sampler ...


My first (and probably only) attempt at mixed media collage ...


New paths around the house ...


Don's folk art fish and whale ...


The Homestead kitchen towel before the trees were added ...


A torn and tattered heart from Considering Weave ...


Plus a most unorthodox "loom" from the same ...


 Don's Beach or Mountains? assemblage ...



Crafting for a new grandchild ...


Weaving inserts for a pair of pants ...


Adding poetry to a kantha stitched top ...


Sewing/Sowing a peace flag for the Solace Project ...


Trying dyeing ...


Don's impressions of  New Mexico, going once ...


Twice ...


Three times ...


Exploring the utility of boro/kantha ...


and the joy of hand-lettering ...


Finally becoming the hippie I always wanted to be ...


and coining my own phrase for a change ...


Last, but not least, stitching a lullaby (not yet complete, so there will be something left to show in the new year) ...



12 comments:

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

oh wowie! your year in images is SO much better than the one fb makes, of course it is!!

Liz Ackert said...

HeHe (as Mo would say) ... I have much more fun in blog-land than I do in FB-ville

I have another post in draft-mode about the year ahead, so I'll see you on New Year's Eve ... when I suspect the members of the Bird Hut will surely have recovered enough from Christmas to have another go ...

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

a very fruitfull year Indeed. Yes. Satisfying.

Liz Ackert said...

Made more so by your encouragement and support ... your steadfastness.
Thank you for that ...

Marti said...

Recapping your creative year is a delight to see Liz and I also enjoy just seeing how it is on your land in the Hill country. Rich and I lived in Round Rock Texas for three years so we get the Hill country. Both you and Don have creativity running through your veins and I look forward to your continued sharing in the New Year. Joy to you both as we head into 2015.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Marti ... it's been wonderful having you come to visit and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year, both here and on the other blogs we frequent (maybe even in person as Don and I may very well pass through New Mexico on our way to Arizona).
In the meantime, I hope you get well soon ...

Mo Crow said...

what a delightful review of the wonderful things that have fallen out of you & Don's hands this year!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Mo ... have a wonderful holiday at the beach and much peace in the year ahead

jude said...

love the woven insert!

Liz Ackert said...

Me, too ... that was a real "Aha" moment after Considering Weave ...

india flint said...

I'd say you've had a splendid year...and i enjoyed that glimpse of the Solace flag. It's going to be a great "unpack" when i line up all those parcels next June!

Liz Ackert said...

I'm so curious about what the current Flag count is ... of course, some of the parcels may have more than one.