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Blessings January 1, 2012

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It's Lucy! She's a stuffie I made for the Bug for Christmas. Great pattern!

I suppose it’d be an understatement to say it’s been a while since I posted anything here. The end of 2011 was one of the busiest year-ends ever, and at one point I realized I had to just put my head down and power through it all. In fact this year I did so much jewelry-making and gift knitting that a few nights I thought I might be having a heart attack because my right arm ached so much! Β Unfortunately focusing on getting stuff finished for the holidays also meant I had to let some other things things slip, like making our traditional plum pudding and gingerbread cookies, and sadly, writing my blog.

A shot of just a few of the pieces from my Talisman Rocks Holiday Trunk Show. More photos at the end of this blog.

So let me start this brief post by saying, “Happy New Year” to one and all. I wish each of you a coming year that’s full of happiness, and experiences that are rich and fulfilling.

For myself, I must question “Where will I start this new year?”

I tend to compartmentalize when I think. I’m great at multi-tasking only when it comes to taking care of our home: cooking dinner while doing a load of laundry, helping with homework, and answering emails.

When it comes to my “creative work,” however, I’m happiest with the outcomes when I focus on one creative thing at a time, whether it’s writing, knitting, jewelry, dyeing yarn…whatever.

So over the next few days, I’m puttin’ on my sorting hat, figuring out which one of my “things” to start with, and then hitting it. Hard.

One thing’s certain; I’ll continue to practice something I started doing full time at the beginning of this past autumn: I give thanks and count my blessings as I fall asleep every night. I find that despite the inevitable difficulties that crop up in my life and slow me down, I have more blessings in my life than I can count, and invariably I go to sleep with a smile on my face instead staying awake worrying.

Here’s to you my friends–please know you are counted in my blessings, and I’ll strive to keep in touch with you here far better than I have in the past year.

Β Here are a few pictures from the many things I did the past two months:
Talisman Rocks Holiday Trunk Show:
Some knitted giftes (there are several more I forgot to take pictures of!):
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3 Responses to “Blessings”

  1. Darling Cuz Says:

    Happy New Year Darling Cuz — so nice to see a post from you. Sorry I was so out of commission this visit (still am!). You are definitely one of my blessings — wish we could see each other/talk/knit/cook together every day! We will just have to be grateful for the tech-y kind-of-virtual world we live in. Here’s to you and yours in 2012! I have a feeling it’s going to be an interesting year — like all the others. Love ya. πŸ™‚

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  2. monica Says:

    Happy New Year!! I hope you have a wonderful 2012.

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  3. Meg Says:

    Happy new year, girlfriend! I am ASTOUNDED at how much jewelery you produce. Wowza! How do you manage to make time for anything else, let alone dinner, laundry, homework, e-mail, knitting, yarn-dyeing, plum puddings (well, I guess you didn’t have time for that)? I hope you take a few deep breaths, close your eyes, and take some good, long relaxing moments for yourself before putting on your sorting hat and diving into 2012. You deserve it!

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