Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blogoversary - Year 3 in Review

No giveaway this year, it kind of crept up on me.  So I don't have anything ready.  And I've kind of over-committed myself (you'll see that on Saturday's update).  It took me all evening just to make this:


Finish-finishes!!!! - I found 30 projects that I've completed in the last 12 months, I know I'm missing some(not all are pictured, of course).  6 of those were wearables for ME (huge pat on the back - I've been wearing my black capris almost constantly since I finished them).  I learned 5 new finishing techniques, how to do blackwork (which I still love, by the way), and how to crochet my own lace.  I'm becoming more confident in crocheting with yarn, too.  I like to crochet useful things and stitch for fun.  Sewing is becoming less of a chore, too.  I learned how to do gathers, pleats, zippers and PANTS.

Exchanges, gifts, SAL, RR and WIPs - I participated in 5 Tiny Treasures Exchanges, and sent off 2 PIFs.  I made a gift set for a giveaway for a Facebook group.  I have finished all the framework on Book of Ink Circles, and had hoped to finish the motifs by now.  I should have been able to, if I hadn't skipped some Sundays.  I finished and mailed off Pixie's round 6 of the 3 Ladies RR, (but I'm still waiting for mine to come home).  I started HAED's Fairy Sisters, which is my main WIP, and will be for awhile.  The advent calendar has been an epic fail - remember when I was going to complete one pocket a day in November?  HA!

I was accepted as a GhostStitcher, and finished one project for them (I have another WIP currently).  It's fun to be able to make a little extra money through stitching.  I'm also now doing contract work for some friends.  It's also fun to be able to make a little extra money at home on the computer. :)

In blogging, I created 107 posts (including this one) - that averages a little over 2 each week.  Not bad considering I skipped the entire month of July.  Most comments  - 6 - a 3-way-tie between my wine-dyeing experiment, my HAED decision and one of my weekly updates.  I currently have 41 followers (I didn't record how many I had last year, but I know it's up a lot).

My husband moved home!!  Thank you to everyone who was praying for us for the last 2 years, we are settling into a new pattern that includes Daddy.  I'm fully convinced that part of the reason I stitched and blogged so much the last 2 years was because I needed to keep my mind and hands occupied.  Thanks for your support, for following, for commenting, and even those of you who just stop by to read.

2 comments:

Jules said...

Congrats on your achievements! I look forward to the upcoming year...

Robin said...

I am so far behind on blog reading but I just read that your DH has moved home!!! that is Wonderful news!!! I assume he got a job at home :-) I know you and the girls will be so glad he's there full time. Congrats!!!