We became homeowners on Dec 31 of 2010, and a lot of this year was learning the in and outs of being homeowners. We removed what didn't want and started building in what we did. We peeled wallpaper and painted walls.
Shoveled snow and learned the importance of roof-rakes. (Hint: don't pile that much snow that close to your house)
Perennials were planted in the spring and bulbs were planted in the fall. Lawns were moved and leaves raked. Floors were swept and appliances replaced. And at some point along the way it stopped being their house and started being ours.
Starting the day after we moved in, we filled our home with friends: Pie Day, poker games, dinners and documentaries. The highlight was inviting over all our friends for a summer time barbecue and concert.
And we saw a little doggy online and decided to invite him to stay for the long-haul.
During Lent I wore skirts for 47 days and visited Washington D.C. for the first time.
In sewing, I got my own studio space and made a thing or two.
Fiber-wise, I learned how to dye and needlefelt.
I bought a loom and made a total of one scarf.
I also did a fair amount of spinning, but haven't quite met my knitolution of knitting anything with handspun yet.
Knitwise, this has been a huge year for me. I've released three patterns with Quince & Co., one with Twist Collective, and six on my own. I started a mailing list.
It's amazing to me how much has happened in one year, and how quickly that year has gone. There's snow on the ground outside now and it's a few days to Christmas. It's been a helluva year in the best way possible.
Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year!