Friday, August 15, 2008


If you've been paying any attention at all, you know what today is. That's right it's the 10th anniversary of the imac, oh and it's my birthday too. If you haven't done it yet, you might what to hazard a guess in my blog contest detailed in yesterdays post. You have until I get up Monday morning to get your guess in. While you're reading that post, make sure you check out the sale that ends at midnight tonight.

I figured I would take a moment to look back on my last year and what it has brought. I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary. My baby grew into a toddler and my toddler grew into a kid, so my life as a wife and mommy has evolved dramatically. My creative life too, has grown by leaps and bounds. During the course of the last year. I was published twice in Belle Armoire Jewelry, started my blog, joined indiepublic, the Etsy SteamTeam and was featured in several wonderful blogs. Both my skill and tatting style has improved and I've designed dozens of new pieces. I feel like I've gotten much better at taking product shots and I actually started using my flickr account. I hosted my first Tatting challenge and it went better than I could have imagined.

I've also made many new friends through my blog, etsy, steamteam and random connections. It is the continued support of these amazing people that has helped me come into my own as an artisan. As I write all this out, I am actually amazed at all I have done this last year. I really didn't feel like I was that busy throughout the year. Now I'm a little afraid of what my next year will bring. How much further can I really go? I guess only time will tell. Well, I'm off to enjoy my day, so don't forget to enter the comment contest and see you all on Monday.


Mary Richmond said...

Happy Birthday! And may you have a wonderful year with all you do!

Jrahn said...

Happy Birthday here too!!

Jane Eborall said...

Happy birthday, young lady.
From an old git in the UK!!!!!

Gina said...

wishing you a wonderful and memorable birthday!!!

:-) Gina

Carol Lawecki said...

Hope you have a great birthday today. Enjoy the day with your loved ones!!

You have accomplished so much this year and should feel really great about all you have done.

Congratulations on all your accomplishments and a Happy 10 Anniversary to you to.