Wednesday, January 14, 2009

looking back

Amongst the many things I like about blogging, one thing I'm particularly thankful for is having a record of what I have been doing, thinking and feeling. Yesterday I looked back to January last year, to do just that. A couple of things struck me:
I blogged quite a lot (probably more than I have of late),
I was quite productive on the creative front (more than I have been of late), and
I was struck by the January blues (yep - same as this year).
Having the January blues is not really a problem though is it, if it happens every year and it only lasts a few weeks. I'm Looking forward to February though :o)

One thing I did last year in January was started a little house embroidery - one of my most viewed and favourited (is that a real word?) pics on flickr. It amounted to absolutely nothing but was fun to do.
Without even meaning to - I've started another one, but this one has a destiny. Wip pic:
I consulted the random number generator, which picked Kate from paperleaf as the recipient of my little give away of those cool printed habitat tea towels. Kate, can you email me your snail mail address please and I'll get them in the post to you.

My mum is here, and she's going to teach me to crochet tonight. Wish me luck, I think I might need it.


Angela said...

Good luck with the crochet. Gina (Fan My Flame) taught me how to crochet a ripple blanket and I am enjoying it very much.
I love your house picture.

Gina said...

I like the house! Good luck with the crochet and just remember - it's getting lighter every day!

Kate said...

oooh how exciting I never win anything!! Thank yooooou!! will email you now :)

emma lamb said...

Very cute little house Monda :) I love the spotty fabric in the windows and the little roses in the garden! I can't wait to see it's destiny unfold...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my little dresses - they were great fun to do and i really want to do more of them :)

The good thing about January is that it doesn't last forever :)


ps - congrats to Kate!

Kitty said...

LOVE that little house. Good luck with the crochet - I want to try a ripple blanket at some point. Perhaps. Maybe.


PS January blues here too - bah!

Joleo said...

Crochet is terrific fun, though takes more time than sewing to get a finished thing, which is frustrating if you're used to sewing. This would be why I'm still making the kitten blanket 9 months later...

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Good luck with the crochet - it seems really impossible and cack-handed to start off with but then somehow it all falls into place!

Love that little housey picture!

Lucy x

The Devil Makes Work said...

Hey Monda,

I've given you an award. Pop to my blog and have a look.


summerfete said...

Cute house.
Mmm crochet.. Seems like everyone is either crocheting or learning to!

Moogsmum said...

I love the little house Monda - gorgeous!!

Good luck with the crochet lessons. It's easier than it looks - honest!

I thought I didn't suffer from the January blah's but this week has been really yuk. Still, the daffodils are starting to grow in the garden and the birds are singing and that's got to be a good sign :-)