A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The end of one, the beginning of another

Here in Canada we are winding down the last hours of 2011, a year that was challenging for so many people - a year that was filled with disasters and trials of so many kinds throughout the world.  Personally we've had two weddings and we've also sold our home and moved into an apartment.  Major changes, even though they were happy ones. 

Creatively, my year did not exactly go as planned but I still managed to finish a few of the things I had hoped to do.  I've noticed a number of bloggers have been choosing a 'word' to focus on in the new year (I'm sorry to say I don't know who to give credit to for the original idea).  I hadn't planned on joining in, but one has popped into my head and I'm going to use it.  My word is 'completion'.  Thinking about completion leads me to two different interpretations - the first being the obvious - that of completing projects, including some UFO's that are waiting for attention.  The other meaning, at least to me personally, is attempting to feel 'complete' in my art.  I want to feel fulfilled and at peace with what I create - no more angst over whether it's 'good enough' or as innovative as what others are doing.  When it gets right down to it, I just wanna be me!

I've been bleating about returning to my crazy quilting roots for the past couple of years and, needless to say, it hasn't happened.  Obviously talking about it wasn't accomplishing my goal, so putting myself out there and signing up for a great online embroidery class and also a CQ round robin should help me get on track.  Limiting time spend mindlessly surfing the internet will also help me accomplish my goal.  Continuing to reduce my stash of reycled denim is a given, lest I drown in it. 

No year-end post would be complete without thanking you, my friends and readers, for faithfully reading my mumblings - each and every one of you deserves a reward.  The fact that I have over 90 followers is totally mind-numbing - thank you one and all.  All I can say is that I really hope to come up with something that will continue to keep you visiting - please do say hi in the comments, because I love to hear from you!

And finally, my wishes for you in 2012...
good health,
happiness,
and all the creativity you can stand!!

11 comments:

karen said...

right back at you!!!! xxx

Doreen G said...

I have loved you mumblings MA and I look forward to sitting with you in class soon.
Have a good year-no have a great year.

dogonart said...

Wishing you peace of mind and heart in the coming year and here's to your personal goals. Cheers !

Carol said...

O, not followers but cyber friends!!
Its hard to balance time keeping in touch with cyber friends and nourishing your creativity.

I'm going to try a denim CQ piece and see how that goes. I hope to accomplish lots of new things this year. I think you will too.
xx, Carol

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

I would like to wish you and your family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. Hugs Judy

Suztats said...

That's a lovely wish-thank you! I hope your New Year is filled with everything that brings you Joy!
Hugs

Boud said...

Happy New Year, and you are one of the GOOD things that happened to me in my year! Liz

kaiteM said...

Hi!
and i hope you get back into your CQ properly again this year. all the best for 2012.

Whytefeather said...

Happy New Year and best wishes to you and your family!
On to year of wonderful creativity!

~*~Patty S said...

Such fun being connected here in the land of blog dear Mary Anne!

Sending you and yours every good and special wish for a wonderful 2012 !!!

Your word of the year is a great one...mine is "balance"

oxo

Emmy said...

to you all the best for the new year