Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 - a year of a little bit of everything

I'm not one for usually making resolutions or restrospectives at year's end, but I have been thinking a lot this week about what an amazingly diverse year 2010 was for my little family, and how blessed we were. I tend to keep about 95% of my personal life off the blog, but here's what I can share with you.

I did some truly extravagant things, like fly to Melbourne. To shop for fabric and other delights. For a day.

Tessuti Fabrics - Melbourne

I made 13 skirts, 4 blouses, 2 dresses, 7 beanies and 12 shawls. Not all of them made the blog. One (a dress) only got made yesterday.

I thought about stopping blogging about 84 times.

I did some things that I never thought I would do, like an Old Bus Depot Market day (two of them!) with Carrie.

Buttontree Lane and Fibrewebs stall

Like conducting a choir of 80 voices from union choirs around Australia.

Bread and Roses - Combines Unions Choir

And like travelling to Central Australia to sing with the loveliest people I know.

Singing in Trephina Gorge

I bought a fancy schmancy camera, and started learning how to use it.

Cactus in rain

I started off the year still contracting, applied for 11 permanent jobs during the year, and finally, after tears and frustration (and not just mine) and a long time of waiting for some action, my own job was made permanent, with the announcement made exactly one days before I thought my contract was to be terminated, and half an hour after I'd picked up every bit of non-fileable paper on my desk and shredded it. Oops.

My life changed forever when I started weekly injections for cat and grass/pollen allergies. Seriously - it did. I now have another 5 years of monthly injections to look forward to.

My second nephew on my side of the family was born. I am the proudest aunty ever.

I decided to stop making bags, and then took about 5 months to make the announcement.

But I'm still making bags anyway, for Carrie, and it's so much more fun working together.


And that's pretty much where 2010 finishes up. What's next I wonder?

Have a wonderful new year, everyone. Thanks for the year of reading, company, support and comments. See you in 2011!

Michelle xo


  1. Wow, what a big year!! Lots of action & colour! Hope 2011 is a new and wonderful year for you, with many new adventures xo

  2. Congratulations on those achievements AND the shopping day in Melbourne! I also think quite regularly about no longer blogging but can't quite..... yet.

  3. Its been a pleasure to follow along your bloggy year.
    i do hope you make melbourne again in 2011, maybe for more than one day !

  4. That's one huge year, especially if it's only 5% of it! I hope 2011 is simply wonderful. Happy New Year. xxx

  5. Happy New Year Michelle. Hope 2011 is filled with everything that you wish for.... and I completely agree that it's just lovely to be an aunty.

  6. Certainly has been a year of upheaval. Lots of successes thrown in to balance it out though. I hope your new venture works out for you with Carrie, mostly because I couldn't wrangle a round 1 serve so can't wait for round 2!!!
    Hope you have an awesome 2011 :-)

  7. Wishing you a very happy new year michelle. xox

  8. Big year! Hope 2011 full of only good things.

    And love your Christmas day skirt - you pick such great fabrics!

  9. Turn around and give yourself a mighty pat on the back. That's one year of a whole lot of living - especially given the stuff we don't know! So love that you flew to Melbourne for one day. Happy 2011 to you, Possum.

  10. A momentous year indeed! So glad you're getting helpful treatment for the allergies. Here's to many happy and creative times ahead in 2011 :)


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