Out with 2009 and in with 2010.
Like most of you, I don't have a clue where this year has gone. Having been ill for about 10months of it, I feel that I have hardly done anything except attend doctor and hospital appointments. The joys of being 60 eh? Anyway, on a much happier note, I am fit and well and ready to start 2010 in a positive way and to heck with anything else.
I have made some wonderful friends since I started paper crafting, many this year, and now have 5 ATC swapping buddies. I generally make 6 ATCs the same, or similar, 5 for my pals and 1 to swap at demos and workshops. Speaking of which, these have allowed me to get to know some amazing professional crafters and may I say, become friends too. I feel really honoured. This photo is of the fabulous birthday card I received from Lindsay Mason and which is now framed and hanging in my workroom.
Another of my passions this year is this blog. By looking at other crafty blogs, I have been able to take my cards to a higher level, and by commenting on their masterpieces, I have felt part of this amazing worldwide community without having to venture outside my door. Many give away blog candy - here is a good opportunity to mention http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/ who are currently doing just that - which adds to the excitement whether you win or not. I have generally 'had a ball'.
So I say OUT WITH 2009 and IN WITH 2010, I really can't wait.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all crafters, blog hoppers, their families, infact, to everyone everywhere.