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2012 in Review

Here are some of my personal highlights and a few of my favorite blog posts from 2012! 
January: Attending Alt Summit really helped me understand so much more about blogging, even though I realized that blogging as a career probably isn't in my path, but I learned so much even as a future business owner and ultimately helps to grow our business. Also, I got to meet and interview Emily Henderson! Definitely a big highlight of 2012! 
 
February: I started working at Collage and was constantly inspired by the amazing selection of supplies and ephemera 
In March, I was thrilled to contribute a diy project to Design Sponge, celebrated my 28th birthday, and began collecting CathrineHolm dishware. 
In April, I was able to visit back home and a few guest bloggers dropped in! 
In May we finalized our plans and named our business, Remnant. We kicked off this year's Portland Flea season and have been vending each month since! Also, I finished my first big upholstery project, that really kicked off all of my future upholstery projects. 
Favorite Crewel embroidery find! 
Inspired mid-century design, I made this quilt, Retro Modern Shapes, for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. 
In June, I was featured on HGTV.com illustrating neon trend in home decor. A lovely friend, Kate, allowed me to use her gorgeous home as a set. 
My mom came and visited Portland, and I started teaching quilting classes at Modern Domestic. 
In July, I visited Sisters, OR for the Outdoor Quilt Show, and enjoyed seeing my quilt along with many others hung all around town. I stayed in an amazing home with great friends and woke up to this view! 
Throughout the summer months, August especially, I went to as many garage sales as possible, here are a few of my favorite finds:
Being featured in the Oregonian daily newspaper was especially exciting! 
Visiting Seattle with all of my PMQG quilting friends and enjoying some amazing weather was a trip I won't easily forget! Here's Susan and I traveling across the weather from Vashon Island to West Seattle. 
In September, PMQG was contacted to do a super early morning TV interview! It was fun to be a part of it and experience a little behind the scenes action. 
I made this block for the QuiltCon Block Challenge, over 500 blocks were received and mine was chosen to be the quilt that they will be raffling off at QuiltCon. I'm still very honored! 
Here it is in the quilt: 
In October, I embarked on a new adventure: sewing clothes! 

Made these leather necklaces with a little tutorial: 
In November, we were thrilled to the max to be renting space in the new vintage shop in town, Vintage Design Collective.
I finished quilting this baby quilt for a special friend:  
In December, we also started renting space in a second vintage shop in Portland, Hawthorne Vintage! And I finished this Eames-inspired quilt for our bed and to enter into QuiltCon (which got accepted! As well as my retro modern shapes quilt!) 
It's truly been an amazing year. Thanks so much for following me on this journey. In the next year, I will use this blog to share my life and creative processes. If you're interested in our business, Remnant, Chris and I will be blogging together and sharing our before and afters, new projects and products, vintage finds (and a link party), mid-century designers, and tips on how to restore your own furniture. I hope to see you there, too! 
 

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What a fun year! I can't wait to see what you do in 2013!

January 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

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