2014 in Review

Monday, January 12, 2015

Nordika Polar Vortex Quilt Tutorial
Happy New Year! Before we get too far into 2015, I wanted to at least do a quick reflection on last year. 2014 was full of opportunities, lots of hard work, and some fun. That's not to say it didn't have it's ups and downs.

First and foremost, we survived the polar vortex that hit in January and February. It even inspired a quilt tutorial!

Triangularity Quilt Pattern
I also released seven patterns this year! Working on patterns was my big focus this year, and I am glad that I was able to get so many in-progress patterns finished and out into the world.

Dreamin' Vintage by Jeni Baker Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker
I released two fabric collections this year, Dreamin' Vintage and Geometric Bliss! Every time a collection is released it becomes my new favorite. Keep your eyes peeled for a super duper giveaway coming soon!

Nordika Sew Together Bag
I had a hard time choosing my favorite project from 2014, but I think I have to choose this Sew Together Bag made in Nordika. I use it all the time, and it was fun to make!

Michael and I
Lebron James came back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which was pretty darn awesome for this Cavs fan! We were even able to attend some games!

Daybreak
I kept up my knitting this year, not as much as I would have liked, but that's okay. I tried to challenge myself, and I am ready to start my first sweater this year.

George on yarn!
George also sat on this giant ball of yarn. So ridiculous of him!

Chalet Sewing Weekend
I had the opportunity to travel quite a bit this year, including just an hour away to New Glarus for another summer sewing retreat!

Happy Halloween! I give you one bunny bumble bee!#georgebunny #bunstagram
George was a bee for Halloween! The cutest bumble bun ever.


The end of 2014 was quite busy! We traveled home to Ohio to spend Christmas with my family. After the holiday we met some of Michael's family in the Caribbean for a week-long cruise. It was such a nice break for us.



Last but most certainly not least, Michael took me to the Cleveland Zoo before Christmas and proposed! Of course I said yes! It's a thrill to call him my fiancé and wear my great-grandmother's ring :)

Here's to a wonderful and exciting 2015!

33 comments :

Rike Busch said...

Congratulations! it's so amazing to be engaged. I got married last year and wish you all the best!
Your review is fantastic. And I live your little bunny as bee. So cute!
Greetings, Rike

charlotte said...

Congratulations Jeni! Seems like a perfect end to your year. Wishing you and Michael all happiness. Can't wait to see what the new year brings you.

Joana said...

Congratulations! <3

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

What a fantastic year you've had! Congratulations on your impending marriage and all the best for your quilting and designing endeavours in 2015 x

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to end a great year! Congratulations! I hope you have an even better 2015!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Beautiful work, gorgeous fabrics, fantastic photos. Congratulations on you ur new chapter. I am so thrilled for the work you are doing and bringing a fresh eye to quilting.
Linda

SarahZ said...

Oh. Wow! A big congratulations to you and Michael!! Can't wait to see what the new year brings!!

Cindy said...

Wow, what a wonderful year you've had- Congratulations!! I love your work and your fabrics and of course little George!:) I'm also from Ohio- go BUCKS!!!:)

deshacrafts said...

Congratulations! Love your new fabrics and look forward to seeing more projects made with them.

Terri Ann @ ChildlikeFascination.com said...

What an amazing year, it's nice looking back on all the good memories as we being a new year. Congrats to the both of you and here's to 2015!

Sandra W said...

Congratulations on your engagement! And great fabric.

Laikabear said...

Congratulations on your engagement, and also on all your success from 2014. :)

Sharon T said...

Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! Congratulations on your engagement!

Cathy said...

Congrats, Jeni, on your engagement! Woo-hoo! Have you set a date? Looking forward to your next fabric line.

Sew Stitching Cute said...

Super Congratulations on the engagement! So happy and what a wonderful ending to 2014! Here is to a glorious 2015 for you both!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the engagement! I am so happy for you! I really enjoy reading your blog and this year was no exception. I am looking forward for the new year! I can't wait to see what you have planed for them :)

Teresa S. said...

Congratulations on your engagement! What a wonderful way to end the year!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Sounds like an amazing, perfect year to me! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

I love that the sheep made it in to the review! Yay for sheep!

Alice said...

What a marvelous way to cap the year. Congratulations!

kristin said...

Aw man congrats on your engagement, Jeni! Looks like a pretty awesome year all in all. :)

Miggsie said...

What a great year! Congratulations on your engagement!

Tsoniki said...

Congratulations!!!!

Gabriele said...

I've just discovered your blog (because I want to sew a drawstring bag - I'm a beginner) and wanted to send you huge congratulations on your engagement. 2015 will be an exciting year for you, I wish you all the best.
Gabriele

house on hill road said...

congrats, jeni! the best to both of you!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your engagement!! So exciting!!

Franziska said...

It seems 2014 had quite some highlights. Congratulations, future Mrs.! :)

Di~ said...

My son loves the Cavs and LeBron also. He is jealous, would love to see them play for real!

Lisa E said...

You saved the best news for last. Congrats on the engagement!!!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Jeni! I'm so happy for you!! I love your ring, too♡

Sophie Belle Designs said...

What a wonderful and busy year. A great round up of achievements ending with great news. Congratulations

Hitch and Thread said...

Congratulations!

www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said...

I'm a lIllte late but just saw that you're engaged. Congratulations!