Early in the year my son, Paul Allan Ballard, and Corinna Herden eloped. I was honored that she wore the necklace I beaded for her, it is my variation of Maggie Meister's Victorian Grand Tour Necklace.
In March I participated in Prudence Mapstone's Fifty Years of Flower Power project with two submissions:
Later in the year, Prudence assembled all the contributions into a magnificent art piece, started its tour, and it was featured in Down Under Textiles, with my contributions centered on the cover of that magazine!
I also contributed to Kathryn Vercillo's Mandalas for Marinke, a project to raise depression awareness. I also posted a pattern for the middle mandella (earlier in this blog).
and to Yarndale.co.uk 's "Flowers for Memories" Alzheimer's research project. I wish I had written a pattern for this.
2015 was my first year in participating in the International Free Form Fiberarts Guild annual challenge. Last year's theme was Ocean - The Color of Water, and my submission was included in the book. I call my submission "On Golden Sands":
The year ended with my father's passing and with me feeling sad and very mortal.