So another year passes, where I don’t keep my blog up to date, although I had a mild flourish in the middle of the year and almost published daily, I am a little better with my twitter account, but not much.
So I guess you can say that this hasn’t been my best year, I have lost several people who were fundamental to my upbringing including my Mum, and although we had a turbulent relationship even I can not deny the lasting effect that she has had on my life. These were all big blows to me and sometimes a small thing will trigger a memory.
There was also the incident in August, I think this effected me far more than I had first admitted, I still cannot travel to that group by public transport as it makes me very nervous but I have been lucky and several people have helped me attend it on a regular bases. I hate no longer having the confidence I once did, don’t get me wrong I have always been cautious as any sensible person would be travelling at night but this is a completely different fear.
Textile wise, I had a couple of wonderful weekends away with people with the same passion as me, as ever SkipNorth goes from strength to strength and I am looking forward to this years which is approaching fast, and I attended my second London Colney weekend with the East London Crochet Group, I learnt so much that weekend, including one of my new obsessions, Tatting. I continued the amazing exploration of Double Filet and still love taking part in the design group.
I have also just started to dye again, it has been four years since I last did some and hope to get back into it in a more productive way this year.
Pete continues to amaze me, he started Nursery this year, I had feared that we might struggle getting him to settle but in fact not a tear was shed and loves every minute of it. He is a bright young thing and works my phone better than me, he is a little preformer and I think he takes after his dad in that way, all it takes is an audience and he’s off.
I know sometimes I moan a lot but really I am so lucky I have another half that loves me, I have my little boy, a roof over my head and friends, and I think that is going to be my resolution that I am going to try and remember that more often.
Happy New Year to you all x