Hello Friends, I hope this finds you all snug as a bug in your homes celebrating the coming of the New Year with family and friends most loved. I thought I would take this opportunity to wrap up 2007 and bring in 2008 with a toot from my horn.
2007 was a good year for myself and my family, of course there were losses and gains, trials and smiles, tribulation and jubilation...but all in all, I have again learned many lessons and I am thankful for those. I am thankful for the health of my family, our faith and continued resolve to be a unit.
I have gained many friends through this blogging community and can look back at this same time last year and remember sort of feeling like an outsider looking in, because I was new to blogging, didn't have as much "experience" with finishing, etc. This year, I have gained so many new friendships and feel that I have a place in our community, I'm happy with the finishing I have learned, am eager to learn more and am looking forward to my stitching as never before. I have this blog and your friendship and inspiration to thank for that!
In 2007 I have:
Finished 53 cross stitch projects
Participated in 32 various exchanges
Started participating in a Round Robin Hello Neighbor
Authored 6 Tutorials
Had 55269 people visiting me at this blog
Had 10879 people visiting me at my Tutorial blog: here
Co-founded an exchange board: Fair and Square
Made a whole lot of friends (please look in a mirror here)
In 2008 I hope to:
Do a whole lot of stitching!
Please take a moment to look through my photo albums for my finished projects and what I hope to continue working on....I'm going to be much better in photographing my stitching this year than in the past year and I've uploaded all my WIPs into various groups so that I (and you too) can track my progress.
I will be starting my Dear Diary Sampler on Jan. 1st! I will be starting back up my Cirque de Cercles project too.
I am slowing WAY down on exchanges this year, most of the exchange groups I belong too are closing. That leaves me with Fair and Square and Hello Neighbor. I'm participating in a three way exchange this year with 3 other lovely ladies, that I hope to get to know better, and I hope to stitch and spoil a lot of my friends. I'm open to personal exchanges, but I think I'm going to step way back from other exchanging at least for the time being.
I think I've rambled enough....I won't be back until Jan. 2 with a picture (hopefully) of my Dear Diary Start :)
Until then may your ring in 2008 with health, laughter and safety