As I read over this post prior to posting, I realized how very different it was from the post I had intended to write. Funny how that happens....
Ok, so this year was a year like no other. Major life changes marked the end of what I can only call a mid-life crisis, although I am far too young to be at the midway point just yet. My family was glued back together from scraps, to create a concrete bond, I could never have imagined it happening but am so glad it did.
I tried, I really tried to get back into blogging. I wrote about my projects, I took and posted pictures, I found and commented on several lovely blogs, I participated in bloggy stuff, again and again. Somehow though, I didn't feel any satisfaction, blogging felt like just another obligation. I know why. I was looking to instantly make or re-new connections. I wanted a quick community. I saw people who I considered inferior sewers/quilters/embroiderers/crafters who had huge followings and successful online businesses, yet I thought I was somehow more deserving than they were. *sigh* Yes. I am an idiot. Yes I can sew. So what. Yes I might be pretty good at a few things, but does any of that really mean anything? Uhhmmm, no.
So. If I have a resolution this year, it's to blog for the enjoyment of it. It's not a popularity contest, the one with the most followers does not win. So join me, if you will, as I craft and create for my own enjoyment. I'm not going to try to keep up with the Joneses, or the Janes, Sallys or Marthas.
Happy New Year, friends. Here's a bit of what kept me busy this year, maybe next year I'll write about it!