• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
  • Heartfelt Thanks

    I don't always have a chance to thank everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my projects. I just want to express my appreciation for your encouragement and compliments on my creative journey. You are all greatly appreciated!
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

  • Though Shalt Not Steal

So long, 2009. Welcome New Year!

Happy, Happy New Year to everyone!

I’m heading up to the sanctuary later this afternoon to spend the Blue Moon and New Years Eve with my Lovely Logger Man. Have bon fires, drink champagne, play with the hounds and with any luck, eat another wild turkey for dinner.

Although, for many around the country, 2009 was not the best of years. But thankfully for me, I can’t complain. It was really a good one for me. Some of my highlights include:

  • Meeting my Lovely Logger Man
  • Rescued my puppy from a hard life on the Reservation.
  • Did tons of exploring, hiking and hanging out in the beautiful mountains of Western Montana.
  • Went hunting for the first time in my life. We went after (and got!) Grouse, Antelope, Whitetail and Turkey. No elk this year – maybe in 2010.
  • Went to Alaska!!!!!! And got to go above the Arctic Circle, fly around northern Alaska in a bush plane and watched the northern lights from the top of a mountain while sipping hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. Yum!
  • Planted, gardened, harvested and preserved to my heart’s content.
  • Ate copious amounts of wild huckleberries.
  • Learned to embroider, and did lots of other crafting (hence this blog)
  • Had my sister and my nephew out for a visit. We hiked, explored, mined for sapphires, made jam, played in the creek and swam in mountain lakes.
  • Began blogging.

I’m sure there were many other wonderful things that I did this year – but this is a short list. I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2010 with all its own discoveries and challenges.

I contemplated a list of words for my focus this year. Included were Delight, Gratitude, Creativity, Freedom, Presence, Grace, Exploration, Gentleness, Focus, Ritual, Clarity, Pioneer, Peace, Deliberateness, Integrity. But in the end, the word I came up with is one I really need to work on. My focus for 2010 is Patience. Wish me luck. 🙂

I wish everyone a safe, happy and wonderful New Years Eve, and a blissful 2010. Follow your heart, reach out to your soul and nurture those around you.

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