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2019 Quilling Compilation

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.

May 2019 Hearts

May is always a busy month. I’ve continued to make a new heart each day.

On May 8, I created more than 20 bouquets of flowers for Teacher Appreciation notes.

It’s always fun to look at the whole month at one time. I used a lot of “scraps” — extra pieces — from past projects this month. Now … I’ll roll into June.

Bomb Cyclone

Bomb Cyclone

Bomb Cyclone | March 13, 2019 | Card stock strips

We survived a Colorado Blizzard on March 13.

The interior of the heart has some blue in honor of Colorado State Trooper Corporal Daniel Groves, who died while assisting motorists in the blizzard.

The rest of the heart has white strips along with a few black strips. In the blizzard, it was a sea of white with a few shadows.

The houses across the street were a shadow during the blizzard.

Snow in blizzard form is so dangerous. Many of my neighbors became stranded around town. I read reports of 1,100 plus being stranded around Colorado Springs.

Streets in our neighborhood became parking lots as people couldn’t see in the white out conditions plus drivers couldn’t understand the depth of the snow drifts. The snow drifts were crazy.

Thankfully, my family was able to stay home throughout the storm. We had snow drifts a foot high in front of our garage over a layer of ice.

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