December 26, 2018

Best of 2018

Cheryl, at Meadow Mist Designs, is hosting her 4th annual linky party to celebrate our best blog posts of the year. It was fun going back through my posts to see which I'd choose as the best of the year. Cheryl sets no rules for what qualifies a post as one of the best, so I have a mish mash of bests to share today 😊

Back in January Nathan tore a huge hole in a pair of pajama pants and we decided to use the remaining fabric as the arms and legs of a monster. It was fun to make it with him and he still sleeps with it every night.
Nathan's monster |
These next two go together under the category of "tackling new things." First, there's my Necessary Clutch Wallet. I use this all the time (it's my only purse) and I get a lot of compliments on it.
Necessary Clutch Wallet |
And then there's my maxi skirt that I made out of knit fabric, conquering my fear of fabric that stretches! I'm actually wearing this skirt as I type this post 😊 I got more knit fabric for Christmas, so there will be more clothing in the near future.
maxi skirt |
I gifted quite a few quilts this year. There was Night Sky to my Dad for Christmas, Northern Woods to my father-in-law and Reach for the Stars to my mother-in-law (both for their 50th wedding anniversary) and Cross Stitch Heart to my grandmother for her birthday. I couldn't decide which was my favourite, so here are both Cross Stitch Heart and Reach for the Stars 😊
Cross Stitch Heart quilt |
Reach for the Stars quilt |
 And one last best, for the accomplishment I'm most proud of this year, my printed patterns! I'm still so excited about this and I'm looking forward to having lots more patterns printed in 2019 😊
quilt patterns |
2018 has been a great year and I'm excited for what 2019 will bring! Happy New Year to you!


  1. All great projects to be proud about...especially the printed patterns. Here's to a great 2019.

  2. What great accomplishments. The quilts and patterns are very pretty.

  3. This is a great assortment to characterize your year. Happy new year to you too!

  4. I've seen this wallet before and am very tempted by your post to make one for myself. Congrats on your printed patterns!

  5. I love these recaps of the year and getting to look back and remember what you have accomplished and done. It has been an awesome year, Leanne, and I'm excited to see what 2019 has in store for you!

  6. I'm enjoying seeing these posts come through my feed. So interesting to see what each person writes about. I'm excited to see you designing patterns and look forward to seeing more of them!

  7. Congrats on your published patterns! Wishing you a great 2019!

  8. What a great year Leanne! Your project with your son reminds me of one I did with mine, now 25, and it makes me smile. Wishing you a productive new year!

  9. Congratulations on your patterns! I love your skirt, and the purse, too. Here's to a great 2019!

  10. What a wonderful collection of posts, congrats on such a great year! Thanks for linking up!

  11. It melts my heart to see a young person being lead into the world we love. Wonderful accomplishments. Congrats on your patterns.

  12. I bought your Love Birds pattern a while back, and now we have 2 weddings coming up in the new year - sounds like Love Birds quilts for wedding gifts!


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