Friday, December 31, 2010
Is it just me, or is the end of a year always tinged with a smidgeon of melancholy? I always find it to be a funny old time. 2010 has proven itself to be a little on the tricky side for this Myrtleandeunice. There’s been a bit of standing in grown-up shoes to be done. There’s a waft or two of regret and sadness. Overwhelmingly, though, I am mindful that it has been a year blessed with great fortune: family, love, health.
I’ve been sitting indulgently at the computer, doing an inventory of the stuff I made this year. That’s one truckload of crafty therapy. I am delighted to reflect on quite some making of mischief, winging-it moments, mistakes and twenty bazillion learning curves.
Above all, there’s a tonne of heart and soul thrown in to all this lot. I look at each and every image and there’s an attached recollection surrounding a happening or a holiday or a celebration or an I-remember-where-I-was-stitching-that! All of this making represents little spring boards for memories of ordinary and not-so ordinary moments that have filled this year and make up another 365 days of a life lived.
I reckon I’m ready now. For a 2011 packed with inevitable ups and downs and roundabouts and loved ones and joys and hopes and tears and, well, living. Wishing the happiest of New Years to you, lovely peeps. May it be filled with all of your nicest dreams.
I’m off to play with my family and bask in the summer. I’ll see you on the flip side. Let’s see if we can’t get a little 2011 crafty mischief happening, eh?