Monday, December 31, 2007

2007: A Pretty Decent Year

I read 24 Novels.

I read 8 (or more) "how to" books.

I bought my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Japanese crafting book.

I learned to can veggies.

Redecorated my bedroom.

I made my first Jam.

I learned to silkscreen.

Hosted my first serious swap (handprinted fabrics, doncha know?)

Started Using Bloglines.

I learned to needlefelt.

I had my first pattern published.

Made my 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th handbag design.

Made 7 tiny dogs, 2 monsters, a naked gnome, 10 birdies, and some bug people.

I made 13 New Vintage articles of clothing for myself...
and found lots of new blog buddies because of it.

I finally got into the double digits of sold items on Etsy.

I met 2 really cool Bloggers from SF.

I was on tv in CraftLab reruns, twice. ( Don't know what happened to the other episode we taped.. oh well.. Maybe next year?)

Met 4 Craft Stars in person.

Made 27 new recipes.

Made 34 Holiday gifts by hand... Not counting cookies or food.

Posted 103 times.

Did some half-assed gardening.

Cleaned out my craft cave twice.

Had a pet tragedy.

Tried again and adopted the Best Evil Kitten In The Whole World.

Picked for Whiplash once.

Participated in Handmade Parade, and C is 4 Craft.

Went to the Maker Faire.

Taught my kid more about modern art.

Let him see Rushmore even though it is rated R.

Helped him get on the Honor Roll 3 times.. the first 3 times it has ever happened.

Not Bad... Not Bad, at all.
I am trying to clarify my goals for 2008... But I just wanted to take a minute and look back...
It was a satisfying review.
Let's hear it for 2007!!

Now, Bring On the New Year! (Would someone get that dang tree out of here already?)


Georgia Peachez said...

Love your list of accomplishmentes! Fabulous!! Happy New Year! I am looking forward to your blog in 2008!! xo, suzy

stuffed said...

Happy New Year! Love the pic.

PamKittyMorning said...

Congrats on your awesome year! Can't wait to see what 2008 holds for you!


plaidshoes said...

Sounds like a fantastic year - I hope 2008 is just as fruitful!

Blaize said...

You forgot one: Was Awesome. You were Awesome. There's always that one, too.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you! Blaize's comment above is making me laugh, and I completely concur.

laura capello said...

dayum, mama. you got a ton accomplished this year.

mimi k said...

wow, amazing year! Have another great one in 2008 :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You don't fool around!I wish you happiness and even more amazing accomplishments in 2008!

Happy New Year!

Sonya said...

What a year it has been - Happy New Year Bethany! I am so glad that we've crossed paths both virtually and in real life. Here is to many more excursions and adventures. Way to tabulate - I am impressed!

Renee said...

Happy New Year, here is wishing you a fabulous year full of laughter, happiness, and success. Awesome picture by the way, i think every New Year should be rung in that way!

kristin said...

i am shrinking in awe of your amazing list...are you sure you did all that in just a year? well, cheers to 2008 and another load of accomplishments to come. Happy New Year!!

Angelina said...

That's some great stuff you accomplished and made and did last year. I was most excited by your canning tutorial video.

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