One of the great things about writing a blog is that you can look back over the year with relative ease and remember exactly what you got up to over the last 12 months. My blog reveals that 2011 has been filled with sewing, great big boxes of new fabric, finding new sources of inspiration and rambling on about stuff that seemed important at the time.
Personally though, a number of things stand out for me; the endless summer holidays and our annual trip to France, my youngest starting school, meeting lovely blog friends for the first time, and a new addition to our family, Meg.
no Mallards were hurt in this photo
For me though, 2011 will be the year that I finally gave up my day job. Leaving me free to work on M is for make, pick my kids up from school every day (I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon) and finally take a break from the exhausting juggling act of the last few years. It's hard to explain how important this decision has been to me and my family, which is maybe why I haven't written about it sooner. But there it is, a wonderful and happy end to 2011 for me.
I hope to have more time to sew, write and find exciting new fabric for you in 2012. What will it bring for you?
Happy New Year to you all,