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?)