Where did you go?
|Button's Perplexed Look|
Thanks for a great year!
I look back at my first post in January HERE, and realize how worried I was that I couldn't even call the things I wanted to do goals...just hopes.
And so many of my hopes came true!!
180 posts (chatty much, Heidi?), over 100 new followers (thank you...I appreciate it!), a special new home for Butterfly Kisses HERE, an FB page, Twitter, Pinterest AND now a brand new Etsy store (empty...but open)? If you knew me last year, you would never believe it. I can't either!!
2012 Hopes: To keep it up, but not let it take over my life!
|Jamie's Quilt: the inspiration for Butterfly Kisses|
I'd like to think that I have grown. I'd like to think that I have helped many moms. My blog is one of the top Google hits for Thanataphoric Dysplasia. 1,242 page-views since I shared my post this spring! That warms my heart that I can be there for someone when I was so lost. It also warms my heart that I can share Butterfly Kisses with them!
2012: To provide pre-made blankets for purchase for moms that can't send an item in for embroidery.
|A mess in my Studio!|
I am in utter amazement that I have sewn as much as I have when I was still working early last year and then have had a baby the rest of the year. I don't even dare think it will happen next year!
2012: Keep my focus on the home. Window treatments, slipcovers, throw pillows, and a few things for the little guys here and there!
Embroidery Machine Hopes
|Embroidering a Card Tutorial|
We have established our love-hate relationship. I love creating with it. I love doing Butterfly Kisses on it. Multi-positional hoops. Digitizing. Designing. I have moved from a novice to a intermediate embroiderer.
2012: Master it. Share some tips with everyone this year. Sell some new design creations at my Etsy store!
|Button's Quilt declared the Best of 2011 by the family|
I am a bit speechless. I counted. 10 quilts. A new record for me. Every pieced top is now complete.
I actually hoped for a long arm machine...and got one?
Not much more to say about it!
2012: Get to know my long arm machine. Keep on quilting!
I took pictures. I shared tutorials. Hope everyone like them!
2012: Have a few more craft posts than last year!
I went on all three scrapbook retreats. I finished my Family Album of 2010. I am current with our family album up through August 2012. Not too shabby. A Christmas Album splashed in there.
2012: Josh's school album. He will be graduating in less than 4 years now. I will not even think about any others until I finish it.
I sure hope I gave them everything. I am a stay at home mom again. I am so thankful for this wonderful gaggle of boys...including Mr. Boss.
2012: Keep laughing. Keep playing. Keep loving.
Baby Button Hopes
He made it. A rocky visit to the NICU. A blood transfusion. The possibilities were frightening. I am still too frightened to share the story...it terrifies me still.
But he made it.
That precious sweet baby boy made it.
And lights up my life.
I had such a nice time, but I feel like there is so much yet to do...I guess that is what 2012 will be for?
C'est la vie, right?