In this little corner of the globe, 2011 will be over in just a couple of hours. The mister has been off on an adventure, fighting a bit of rogue plumbing, so we’ve been kicking about the house for New Year’s Eve. We’ve been cleaning house, then the kiddos have been playing video games together, and I’ve been having a little playtime with this little old friend:
Poor old sewing machine. She’s forced to lurk about in the closet for months on end, lonely and neglected. I’ve promised her that in the coming year we’ll spend a bit more time together 😉
There may not have been a lot of sewing happening around here, but there has been plenty of crafting in the works. A whole lot of string turned into pretty things. Some of that string turned into 212 of these:
I don’t think I will ever make so many in one year again, so I wanted to mark that little accomplishment down here. Someday, maybe I’ll be reading through these posts again and remember a year chock full of dishcloth cotton!
Now let’s look beyond the crafty stuff. Last year, around this time, I looked toward 2011 and had one main goal in mind. I see how fast my kids are growing and I wanted to get out there and make some memories. My goal was to get out and do at least one activity, together as a family, each month. I think we did pretty good meeting this goal and I hope that this year will be one that the kids look back on fondly as they get older.
As I look forward to 2012, I have a couple of little wishes – like improving on my sewing abilities, and getting better at knitting with needles – but, I again have one main goal in mind. I want to continue to focus on my family. This year, I want to strengthen our family foundation. I want to see them strengthen their relationships and show more patience for one another. I’ll be looking for ways to help them grow closer together as we make our way through 2012 together.
I am wishing all of you the very best for 2012, too. May your year be full of love, laughter, and joy. May 2012 be one of the best years you’ve ever had 🙂
Happy New Year!