Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well here we are with just a few hours of 2009 remaining. I wanted to take a moment to blog one last time before the year ended. Why you say? Well so that I can reminisce about the past few months of my life. I think I accomplished several things this year not the least being that I learned how to crochet by teaching myself! I absolutely love to crochet! I've made many crochet items, an afghan, several angels, many granny squares, several amigurumi items,several hats, three teapot cosies, a pair of slippers, a few scarves and several other items. I can't believe that I crocheted so many things or that they turned out as well as they did.

This year I blogged for the first time, started my own blog, joined facebook, crochet soiree, and crochetville. I follow several bloggers, but most important is that I've made a couple of great online friends.

I found a crochet designer that I really admire and actually went out of my way to meet in person while on vacation. She's become a dear friend also and her name is Tamara Gonzales. She does Tamara's blog on the Crochet Soiree website. I've started a group there for her called the Tantalizing Tamara group. We talk everyday and we've had swaps and contests and we're about to start a new project of Tamara's after the first of the year. It's a great group of people and besides being Tamara's #1 fan, I've made a very close online friend in Molly Wilson who has her own blogs here on the web, "Crocheting my best with my worsted". What a talented and sweet person and great friend to have.

With all my medical disabilities, I managed to survive back surgery. All in all I'm not going to complain too much about this past year, but rather dwell on the positive things such as crochet which has happened to me.
"May your 2010 be a number 10".
Lookin forward to making new friends and learning things this year.

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Happy New Year to you! I'm proud of you for all your accomplishments over the past year. Especially teaching yourself crocheting. It's a wonderful hobby and loads of fun.

May 2010 bring you all the best!

sunshine said...

here is the link you asked for on yoyo crochet
http://sunshinescreations.vintagethreads.com/2009/06/yoyo-afghan-instructions-tutorial.html

happy new year and many good returns of the day

Indigo Blue said...

Happy New Year to you and many thanks for visitng my blog. If you can croceht then I shall be visiting here a lot. I too am trying to learn how to crochet, but I have reached a stage where I need more help. Pleased to 'meet' you.
xx

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi Babara....thanks for the visit Happy New Year
link to the Balls video l watched to make them
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-crochet-a-japanese-amigurumi-ball-224139/
a picture tells a thousand words lol
have fun
Suz x

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi thanks for the kind comments...my study of colour combo's is a lifetimes study...and thats a long story lol
have fun with the tutorial
Hugs Suz xx

Molly said...

Thank you for the nice comments but you are the one that brings out the best in others. I feel you are the treasure I discovered in 2009 and I love what 2010 looks like it is going to be----Great.

Allison said...

Happy New Year! I hope it brings you many good things.

This past year I also started blogging and really got into crocheting. They're both so rewarding! It's good to find people who enjoy the same things.

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi again Barbara...thanks for the good wishes well we know she will take the price we want to pay but only when we hve sold this one so crossing everything and hoping we sell quickly
Hugs Suz xx