wtf happened in 2011 anyway?

Lots happened in 2011! Some good, some not-so-good, some freaking awesome. I'm choosing to focus on the good stuff, the makes-me-happy stuff. It's part of my New Year's resolutions, I suppose. Out with the old, in with the new, so on and so forth.

embroidery collage
1. Don't Dream It   2. Rabbity Swirl   3. Swirling Skullies

It was The Year of the Blog. There were lots of exciting happenings around these parts!
  • Six craft tutorials were written and shared with the craft blogosphere.
  • Three of my embroideries were featured on Mr. X Stitch. (Three!)
  • One domain name was purchased.
  • Macramé. 'Nuff said.
I posted here a lot, way more than in previous years. I did lots of crafty stuff and other people seemed to like it. I also began editing and watermarking my photos, played around with collage making, and just posted more photos overall. And I made new bloggy friends! Yay me!

macrame monday collage
Macramé awesomeness

It was also The Year of the Birds. Many birds were watched and many, many photos were taken.
  • Went to the Pacific Northwest Raptors twice. (More on the second visit soonish!)
  • Got up close and personal with a Harris Hawk and a Great Horned Owl.
  • Visited both Puffin and Gannet nesting grounds.
  • Discovered that baby Blue Jays are bald. (Still totally amused by that.)
  • Hand fed Chickadees, Nuthatches and Gray Jays.
bird collage
Pacific Northwest Raptors

Those were the two themes that stuck out in my head when I started thinking about doing a 2011-in-review post. There were other good moments of course, of both the non-blogging and non-birding variety. I stitched some other fun things, visited some other cool places, and thrifted some other kitschy stuff. I also did a lot of thinking and musing and soul searching and tried my damnest to have a few epiphanies. I think I may have succeeded too. I'll let you know when I figure it out for sure.

Now on to - the rest of - 2012!

1 comment:

  1. Love, love, LOVE the Rocky Horror embroidery!!!

    I just wanted you to know that.

    I can't do embroidery. I've tried. Embroidery and I just don't get along.



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