Me? Well, we've headed west and as I type this, I'm snuggled down in Cornwall enjoying a much needed rest, accompanied by a rather large box of chocolates! As to ringing in the new year, I don't much care for big celebrations and will instead let January 1st creep in while I sleep soundly in my bed :o)
Although I’m not one for parties or a great explosion of noise at the stroke of twelve, there is something rather wonderful about the new year.
The coming of the midnight hour acts as a seal to the 365 days that have gone before it. All those things, both good and bad, which cannot be changed and now belong to history, like a chapter in the life of our little family of four.
In the last few hours left to us in 2012, it’s a time for reflection, I feel. A "recap", so to speak, on those things that the year 2012 brought us.
2012 could very well be called the year of the jumper! When sifting through the photographs for this post, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the woollies that ended up on the "made it list" but didn't realise quite how many had been done - no wonder my fingers are tired! In the 366 days of this wonderful year, more than 20 woollies have bid me farewell and headed to pastures new - just take a look :o)
There are some things that happened in 2012 that I'm rather proud of and it wouldn't be right if I didn't include them in this little round up of the year.
|My corsages being sold in the Snibston Discovery Centre alongside their|
CC41 clothing exhibition.
|Photographs of my brooches making it into Bead Magazine and one of|
our jumpers making a "blink and you'll miss it" appearance on the Turn Back Time
From a family point of view, it's been a good year. We've had mostly ups, occasional downs, but we've come through it unscathed and very much for the better. With the girls so small, we're acutely aware that every passing year, every passing day in fact, is one that we shall never get back and try, as best we can, to make the most of each and every day :-) 2012 saw Caitlin turn 6 and Molly turn 5 - our girls are growing so fast.
As to the tradition of resolutions? I don't go in for all that. I know that if I made them I'd only break them and so don't set myself up to fail. Instead, I write myself a list of "hopes" for the coming year.
1. To write more. Both on here and on a personal level. My brother bought me a beautiful raspberry pink leather journal. I like the emptiness of the page, a blank canvas for the year ahead just waiting to be filled. I've kept a journal, ad hock, for the past 5 years but this year I hope to make the filling in of it an almost daily occurrence thus creating a wonderful keepsake for the girls to treasure in years to come.
2. Learn to crochet - properly!! I really want to master this art to make use of all the lovely vintage patterns that are out there! This should be attainable thanks to the kindness of Julie over KC’s Court who sent me the book that she used to teach herself how to crochet.
3. To sew more and make use of some of my lovely original patterns and fabric that I've had for years.
4. To use up some of the wool moutain and stop buying more! (as if!!)
I hope you've enjoyed my little round up of the year :o)
I wish you all a happy, healthy 2013 - lets see what it has in store for us all!! :o) xx