Almost exactly a year ago I had similar flowers on this very same table, and it was Easter. This year we need to wait a few weeks still, but that's not what's bugging me today. It's the a year-bit. Where did the time go?

This past year has been somewhat different to the previous ones, and many new things have happened, too. I started both crafty life and Spanish studies, my nephew started kindergarten, we got upstairs renovated. I have made many new friends, and started very good business-relations, too. We also had the summer of the century (and winter to match). I have learned many, many things, and hope, that they've made me at least a little bit wiser. Older I definitely got, too *sigh* but who's counting anyway?

My head (and luckily my sketchbook and my to-do-list, too) is full of new ideas for this year. Some will see the day light during next year, and some will be marinated a little longer, still. It's not easy to come up with new, original ideas constantly, but as long as there are a few waiting to be tried out I am happy. And I am making what I love - the following years will have a hard time trying to beat that experience!

It's been a good year, all in all. Here's to many fantastic ones to come and to you, my dear friends! I wish to see you again here in one year's time to sum up yet an another one. And hopefully before that too, I have many, many things I would love to show and tell you about!

Happy new week soon!



greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's lovely to see how your little crafty business has blossomed just like the daffodils in the past year Mia! I hope it continues to grow as I'm sure it will with all your clever ideas and lovely creations!
I hope to be here with you in a year too but I plan to be here lots of times in between as well. :)
Happy Sunday dear friend,
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, seems like you have had a busy, full, and creative year. Yes, time does surely move along, but for you it's in the right direction. I love your work and you have been coming up with beautiful handwork. I wish you all the best in the new year and I do hope to be here next year and zillions of times in-between! Thanks for your friendship, xoRobin❤

Teje said...

Dear Mia, you make as beautiful things as your flowers! I'm happy to hear that your crafty business is going well! I hope also to be here with you next and next and ... years to share our ideas and inspirations! I' so happy to know you my dear Finnish friend!
xxx Teje

faith76 said...

I like your designs - have a happy week x

Anne said...

Where does the time go, dear Mia??!!
We're happy to see all the things you have created in the last year.
Hoping you will have many more ideas and years to make things!
Your birdies, Pippi bags and Moomins always cheer me up.

Thinking of you....
Anne ---PlumCreek

Shanti said...

It's amazing to see all the things that can happen in a year... I've grown and learnt a lot...
I like your flowers!

Pam said...

A lovely, reflective post Mia - and looking forward to your next year of posts and gorgeous crafty goodies.
P xx

Jane said...

Hi Mia, what an adventure this last year has been for you. Your creativity shines through, I have so enjoyed seeing all your new projects and sharing them here. I agree - where does the year go...we are all so busy but also so lucky too to have so much to fit into our lives. I shall be with you here again next year..here's to a great one!
Jane x

Beth said...

Hi Mia, I agree, where did it go? It sounds like you've had a very productive and enjoyable year so all the better, I look forward to 'chatting' with you and enjoying all your lovely creations for another year. Beth :)

Mia said...

Thank you all, dear friends for your wonderful comments! It's really been a busy yet rewarding year with full of new experiences, but a great one!

I wish to see you all in a years time again, and as said here earlier too: many time before that, too!

Happiest day!


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