Thursday, December 31, 2009

Onward and Upward

The last day of 2009 seems as good a place as any to look back on the last year.  I'm adding to it slowly throughout the day, it would be a shame to miss something that  was important.

We began the year with a visit to the theatre and a promise that we would do it again soon.  Of course, the latter didn't happen, but I'm sure we'll do something like it this year.  Frankly there was nothing that took the eye, and time sped by too fast to even take the train to town apart from a quick pass through on my way to visit my lovely friend.. 

February was a busy month, and I have to say that looking at next year's diary (it's the last time I can say that!) the month will be busy again.  As usual we went to Textiles in Focus and had a thoroughly good time.  Don't forget to make your plans asap if you want to go in 2010.  February was also the month that we had the first inklings of something that happened later in the year, but frankly we didn't believe it!

March was a month of teaching and frustration.  However out of frustration came a lot of learning and new colours, so there was certainly a silver lining to that cloud.  I even managed to do some stitching

April was a month of birthdays, and, of course, Easter.!  We saw family, and I continued to teach and dye.  No time to rest, but that came in May when we visited our little hideyhole.  June was also busy but we all got together for a very special birthday

We were so grateful that Mum was still with us to celebrate her birthday as only the week before she was close to death's door.  We have had more scares since then (and we enter 2010 with great uncertainty) but we will hold that day in our memories for a long time.

July arrived as the culmination of what was promised in February!  At the beginning of the year we had no inkling, but now we were filming an episode of 'Talking Threads'.  I have to say that when it was first mooted I honestly didn't think that it would happen!

August passed with more teaching, dyeing, Summer School and the Festival of Quilts, and we were very relieved to get to September and a lovely visit to France followed by the filming of a Christmas DVD.

And so into autumn.  October saw the first epidode of  Talking Threads and more selling, dyeing and teaching.      November continued to be busy and included my episode about dyeing and then the filming of a new DVD. Autumn, of course is followed by winter, and this year the winter seems to have been especially suited to comfort food.  December was exciting with a course at Missenden Abbey, preparation for Christmas

and then the release of the new Embellisher DVD which has been selling well.  

Christmas came and went

and although the days before had been spent suffering from an unpleasant virus we were able to enjoy it with family and friends.

And so to New Year.  Tonight we plan to celebrate with friends and neighbours and look forward to stepping into the unknown of a new decade.  Regrettably Mum is heading towards a new crisis, but we will weather whatever storm that brings.  January will see us recording Level 2 of Inspired Embellishing, and that is something we certainly could not have foreseen in January  2009

Thank you for following the blog over the last year.  I wish each and every one of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.



storybeader said...

what a very busy year, and an emotional one at that! Congrats. on the films, and I hope friends and family bode well. ♫Happy New Year♫ {:-Deb

Chauncey said...

lovely way to sum up your year, Myfanwy. Wishing you a fun and Happy New Year.

jstinson said...

Sounds like 2009 was very good for you! Here's hoping that 2010 is even better! Happy New Year's.

mairedodd said...

happy new year to you as well - best of every thing... health, success, and happiness...

Julie G. said...

What a nice summary. YOu are very busy and sounds like you've had success and trials. Keep the treasure of faith, the light of hope and the gift of love and you can get through it all.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Happy new year!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Happy new year!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a mix of events and emotions a year can bring! I totally relate to the mother issues as I have gone through those with my mom the last few years.
wishing you joy in 2010.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a year. Thank you for sharing, I've totally enjoyed the synopsis journey...

Love the photo's, congrats on the DVD! You're awesome!!!