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Well, I did it.

I created something every day this year.

I compiled all my work into a video.

Here’s the 2019 Compilation

I tried to make it fast. As you can tell, some days were more detailed than others. I had several UFOs — Unfinished Objects — especially during our move to another state and house renovation.

I thought I would make an intricate heart for my last day of the year, but I have the flu AGAIN and my energy level is not feeling intricate.

A few thoughts:

  • Each project measures 4×6 inches. I knew I would not be able to sustain larger works on a daily basis.
  • On most days, I created everything from scratch. Other days, I used pieces and shapes left over from previous projects.
  • Glue: surprisingly I used around four bottles of glue. While some day’s photos look a little wet, you really don’t have to use that much glue.
  • A $20 pasta maker cut most of 1/4 inch strips of card stock or text weight paper.
  • I tried use the materials already on hand. I bought a little bit of paper and purchased additional 4×6 art boards for the project.
  • My comfort grip on my slotted tool disintegrated around October. 🙂
  • I quilled during four vacations to Alaska, South Dakota, and two trips to Georgia.
  • Paper is stronger than you expect, but it can still get crushed in a suitcase.
  • I quilled every day during our move from Colorado to Georgia including house showings, house hunting trips, packing up our home, and traveling by car from Colorado to Georgia.
  • I also continued the project while living with family and renovating our house.
  • I had an alarm on my phone for 9:30 p.m. every night to remind me to finish my heart each day.
  • I thought I would use the pieces for Christmas cards, but the cost to mail and the time involved (after our move) didn’t make this feasible in 2019.
  • I gave away only one in this daily project, because a friend said she liked it. I have all the other pieces and will figure out what to do with them in 2020.
  • I gave aways several quilling pieces I made in addition to my daily project. So, technically, some days I made more than one project.
  • I spoke to an elementary school group about quilling. They were so excited and displayed some of my work.
  • I really appreciate my family’s support throughout this project and everyone’s encouragement.

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