Saturday

Our Year in Review

The week in between the Christmas Holiday and New Year's our time as a family to review the previous year, to count our blessings and look forward to the upcoming year.  The year 2020 was like no other year!  It was the year of change for us.  With the uncertainty we all felt at times, what we could lean towards and count on became more clear.  


I am thankful that both my husband and I were blessed abundantly to be able to work together and from home.  My husband's business relicensed under a new name and took most of his work outside, a shift he has wanted to make for years.  Old friends came forward with offers to help and we know they were inspired.  We couldn't have made it through 2020 without them.  

Tweetle Dee took a big hit in the number and size of events that we could teach at.  We lost more than half of the income we have seen the past few year and truly missed traveling and teaching around the country.  In this loss we also gained so much, and were able to pivot and make changes that had been in planning. 


More time was freed up for our online customers and the custom orders were a huge blessing to our family.  Online classes and two book offers came, my television work switched to on location interviews and our outdoor workshops were an amazing balm to all of our collective creative souls.

Each year we like to review  what was celebrated, dreamed and created.  This year in review lifted my heart to see the good that came because of unexpected changes.  We hope you enjoy looking back at what Tweetle Dee did in 2020.

January 2020
  • New Years with family & sledding.
  • Fresh Living segment for KUTV on Valentine Charcuterie (I learned how to say Charcuterie which was a major deal).

  • Taught an amazing barn quilt class at The Corn Wagon Quilt Co.
  • Flourish Wildflower Forget Me Not pattern released.
  • Caught & Survived Covid 19
  • Folk Art Barn Quilt Calendar release.
  • Farmer's Wife Barn Quilt & Corn and Beans pattern release.
  • Launched the new Tweetle Dee Website
  • Cold Twigs, Warm Hearts Embroidery pattern and kit release.
  • Church young women camp planning overnighter in Eureka!

February 2020
  • Taught a Floral Watercolor Embroidery Class at The Corn Wagon Quilt Company.
  • Made over 1,000 kits for the California Pinners Conference.
  • Hosted our Winter Tweetle Dee Workshop in Woodland Hills
  • Launched the first 32 colors of the Prairie Paints line created by us. It only took two years...it was a happy day.
  • Soldier Hollow and Alpine Star pattern release.
  • Hand Dyed Stitching Cloth launch.
  • Release of Pretty in Pink Hoop-Art embroidery kit.
  • Print Shop photography and barn quilt goes live.

March 2020
  • Traveled to California to teach at Pinners Conference - cancelled hours before first class.
  • Stayed in San Diego with our littles and built a playhouse.
  • KUTV Fresh Living segment with Honey Peanut Butter Cookies.
  • Covid Lockdown...replaced kitchen floor!  Girls Camp cancelled.
  • Honey Bee & Hive and Home Barn Quilt release.

  • Signed contract for Barn Quilt Bonanza book coming in 2021.
  • Wildwood Embroidery Kit launch.
  • Irish Chain & Kaleidoscope Hex release.
  • Flourish Wildflower Embroidery Grace published.

April 2020

  • Still in Covid lockdown...built grape garden, vegetable raised beds & a new pink playhouse!
  • Made two new Farmhouse Quilts - Corn & Beans Star and Farmer's Daughter.
  • Learned how to dye stitching cloth with sunflower juice.
  • Launch of Tweetle Dee PDF Barn Quilt Patterns.
  • Released Black Eyed Susan & the Harvest Star patterns.
  • Cotton & Star Barn Quilt kits go live.
May 2020
  • Fresh Living segment for KUTV on barn quilts.
  • Panguitch Quilt Festival postponed ... see you in 2021!
  • Flourish Wildflower Marigold Embroidery pattern release.
  • Rays of Hope & Angels in Scrubs Barn Quilts to support our front line workers through Covid.
  • Became Honey Bee parents!
  • Had four new chicks all named Mabel.
  • Feathered Star Barn Quilt release.

June 2020
  • Our son Adam received his call to serve a LDS mission to Guatemala.
  • Camped in Kamas, Utah.
  • Stay-cationed with kiddos.
  • Fought through Shingles and nerve damage...learned I'm tougher than I think!
  • Had a bear visit our bees in our yard!
  • Cheddar and Biscuit Barn Quilt release.
  • Remodeled kitchen island....lots of time at home.
  • Kincaid Star barn quilt photographed for book.
  • Fixed our vintage boat and went fishing at the lake.
July 2020
  • Camped at Mirror Lake & taught Bear to swim.
  • Hosted our amazing Tweetle Dee Summer Workshop at our home!
  • Built an outdoor dinning area & pergola.
  • Fresh Living Segment for KUTV on Bee Habitats.
  • Submitted photography for Barn Quilt Bonanza. 
  • Helsigor Star Barn Quilt release.
  • Hive & Home, Double Star, Kinkade Star and Lonestar colorized pattern launch.
  • Swiss Days cancelled for 2020.
August 2020
  • Family time before Adam left for his mission.  Mission changed to Newport Beach, California.
  • Cover for Barn Quilt Bonanza shot.
  • Launch of kits for Pinners shopping site.
  • Turning Sheathes, Sunflower Burst and Gingham Pumpkin Barn Quilt release.
  • Fall barn quilt patterns colorized and released as PDF's.
  • Crossing Leaves Barn Quilt release.
  • Launch of Bold and Bright Civil War set.

September 2020
  • Hosted our Fall Tweetle Dee Workshop at our home in Woodland Hills, UT.
  • KUTV Fresh Living segment on Fabric Pumpkins.
  • Taught an amazing outdoor Barn Quilt Class at The Corn Wagon Quilt Company.
  • Celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary with our kids!
  • Created and online shop for Swiss Days.
  • Licensed our new home improvement company,  Nested Homes.
  • Blue Belle & Gingham Pumpkin pattern release.
  • Sunflower Hex live on site.
  • Released Flourished Wildflower Coneflower Embroidery pattern.
  • Made my first IG reel!

October 2020
  • Adam left for California, celebrated my birthday and moved offices!
  • Taught a barn quilt class at The Corn Wagon Quilt Company on the most gorgeous fall day.
  • Baby Paisley coming in May 2021!
  • Winter Texas Star and Homesteader Barn Quilt release.
  • Texas Star Barn Quilt Kit launch.
  • Amish Star Barn Quilt pattern, tutorial and kit release.
  • Addition of 18 more colors to our exclusive Prairie Paint line.
  • Prairie Star release.

November 2020
  • Family time & second round of Covid.  
  • First alone Thanksgiving!
  • Flourish Wildflower Embroidery E Book 
  • Ten NEW Barn Quilt Kits go live in the shop!

  • The long awaited Prism Star Barn Quilt is released.

December 2020
  • Taught an outdoor workshop at Farm & Hive.  It was a miracle day with sun and fun.
  • Fresh Living segment for KUTV on DIY Christmas Villages.  Kits launched on website.
  • Shipped 620+ barn quilt orders!
  • Welcomed a new grandbaby - Little Felix xoxo
  • Released four new holiday barn quilts...Father Christmas, Star of Noelle, Shepherd's Star, and Eastern Star.  Patterns will come soon.
  • Text written for Barn Quilt Bonanza book.
  • Counted my many blessings through the holiday!

Sharing this review of 2020 is my way of thanking God, my family & friends, and honoring the gifts we received in the previous year.  In a year of loss, change and uncertainty a lot of good was created and we look forward to the new year ready to celebrate, dream and create along with you!

Here's to an amazing 2021!


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