Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Review

Some of my blog friends have done a review of the old year and listed their hopes & dreams of the new year.  I loved Rose's review, and thought I should do much the same.  Thanks, Rose, for the idea!

First, if you know me at all, you know that my year was filled with awesome crazy grandkids--25 of them!

Bella and Ada making a mess


Roman and Grandpa

And all those grands means that there is a lot of family!  So my year was spent with lots of gatherings for feasting! 

Daugher Jackie, SIL Terry (Suzanne's DH), and GD Courtney 
The next thing that hubby and I like to do is be outdoors.  We spent lots of afternoons eating our brown bag lunches at the riverside or taking our grands on a walk.  That was fun!

Bird watching on the Willamette

Kellog Creekside--One of my favorite pictures!
 Oh and there were lots of craft shows with my family:


And lots of Etsy stuff--shops & sales; forums & threads; promoting--tweeting & facebook; and lots of blog entries about the wonderful handmade world!

Custom order for an Etsy customer's Dad!

Lots of shopping at estate sales and finding awesome vintage fabrics:


Creativity from lovely estate sale fabrics!

And what now, for 2012? 
Looking carefully to see what the future might hold. 


See tomorrow's post for my list of hope and dreams.
 

7 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I'm glad you got to spend so much time with family in 2011 :)
I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you and your loved ones!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Happy New Year! What fun times you must have with such a big family. I really like the picture of Roman and his Grandpa; what a happy face!

Best wishes for 2012!

Rose said...

Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad that my post was inspiring. I love all of your family photos and look forward to seeing what you do with your family in 2012.

BeadedTail said...

I enjoyed your year in review! It's wonderful that you were able to spend so much time with family!

Kathleen said...

What fun to have so many grandchildren! Delightful photos - nice to travel through the year with you!

storybeader said...

love the outside/nature scenes. Isn't Oregon beautiful! {:-D

Judy Nolan said...

Sounds like 2011 was Year of the Family for you, which is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing/reading about this year's goals.