2012 Year Review +WIPs for the Home + Sewing || Last post before the New Year

Seriously long title don't ya think?   It has been a great year!  I feel like I have done a lot, and after looking at these photos, I have done a lot!  I hope to accomplish more in the year 2013, and I hope you will follow along with me on my journey.


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WIP for the HOME

We made some Christmas cookies, but unfortunately, most of the dough ended up in Owen's mouth.

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  • We are centering our kitchen light over the island during Matt's school break.  
  • We'll also be adding a few can lights in our living room.  That space seriously needs them!  Just look how lonely that lamp is!  

  • Started this little art project for the carport entry area.  I am debating to leave it as is.  This is just a snippet of it.

  • I am still thinking about what art to put above my buffet.  Should I make something or should I find cheap art online?  Nothing I do is speaking to me.  (To see it updated, click here.)


  • Quilt top #5 complete, but I can't quilt it until January.

  • Quilt top #6 complete.  I'm excited to show you the concept of this one!

  • Remember this?  This is finally pieced together.  This will turn into a table runner, but it got pushed aside due to #5 and #6.

My plans for 2013 include redoing my living room and terribly lame bedroom, make a few more quilts, and anything else I fancy.  :)

This is my last post for the year.  Matt does not work next week, and I thought I would just take some time off from the blog, and hopefully, the internet in general.  I need to unplug.  (If I don't respond to emails right away or don't stop by your blog and say hello, that is why.   It's not because I don't love you.  :)

Thank you all for your continuous support and love!  As a way of thanks, I am offering 15% off in my Etsy shop with the code CHRISTMAS15.  Sale ends Jan 1, 2013.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  See you in 2013!



  1. Wow you have been one busy bee. Love all your projects.

    The mirror in the living room, where is that from? I love it!

    1. Thank you! It came from tjmaxx on clearance! I have plans to paint it. :)

      Did you know there's no email attached to your name?

    2. Hmm... maybe I should not have put my email right there LOL... I am going to get so much spam... Will you change it to info (at) shiftctrlart (dot) com for me :) Thanks;)

  2. I vote for a quilt over the buffet! You have been busy and Im so glad I found you and your blog this past year! Cant wait to see what your next quilt will be!

    1. ok wrote that hours ago but dang captcha didnt post!

  3. Wow, so many projects! Nice work in 2012 and looking forward to seeing what you whip up in 2013. Happy holidays!

  4. Anonymous12/22/2012

    Oh my gosh, Owen looks so grown up in those pictures! have a fun week "off"...

  5. Wow I love your home posts. I just found your blog through plum and june and can't wait to start to follow you next year.

  6. Wow - I don't think I've seen that chevron wall! And those teddy bears are so cute! And I'm excited to hear about that patchwork quilt!

  7. Such a great round up! Congrats n all you have accomplished this past year:) I think you should make a unique piece of framed quit art for above your buffet. That wild be so you. Enjoy your time off with your family! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what you do in 2013. Geesh! Can't believe I am saying its 2013. Wow.


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