Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Wrap-up


When I started blogging back in February of this year, Rachel at Not-So-Plain Jane was one of the first people I met. Around that time she wrote an interesting post about an article she'd read that described social networking sites and blogs as narcissistic and self-centered, and invited her readers to leave their thoughts on the matter in the comments. We all decided that blogging is not egotistical, it is a way of connecting and sharing our passions. (The post is here if you'd like to read it.) After eleven months of blogging, I still believe that, but ... this post is completely, unashamedly self-absorbed.

One of things I have learned from blogging is how much I love taking pictures with my digital camera. So to end 2009 I want to share my favorite photos from my blog over the last year. (I guess this is the modern day equivalent of inviting you over for dinner and then boring you with home movies from my vacation. I'll try to make it fast and painless :o)

Weekend in Mendocino.



My little sister, the bride.




The day I had glitteritis.


My superhero cat.


Baby owls. (I didn't actually take this picture, but it's still one of my favorites.)






Nature boat tour. (Love the baby sea lion in the front!)




Last but not least, blue and white art.




The year 2009 has been one of surprises. When the year began I didn't know I'd start a blog, share my knitting patterns, learn so many new crafts, and meet all of you. It's been a pleasure! I'm looking forward to finding out what 2010 will bring.

Happy new year, my friends!

Stacy

10 comments:

Suz said...

Stacy,may I call you that?
It has been a pure joy getting to know you.
Your photos are delicious
especially the one of your little sister..so beautiful..magical
and those owls!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's to another year of getting to know you!
ps..I just learned how to use a dig camera this year because of blogging too...and now I'm addicted...everywhere..beauty

Jane said...

AMAZING photos!

Theresa said...

Stacy, Loved the photos and I love having you as my blog friend! I wasn't bored at all with the look back:) I, like Suz, am addicted to blogging. I hate it if I miss anything. It has made me appreciate the beauty from around the country that I would not have otherwise seen. Love you my friend! Happy New Year! See ya next year... ALL year:)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy New Year Stacy!!!
Your new banner is great!! Looking forward to our ATC swaps in the new year and all the fun and interesting things that we will blog about.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Tammy James said...

Hi Stacy,
Happy new year to you, I love the baby owls photo and thank you for the peek into your world I get through your blog : )

Linda said...

Stacy, it has been lovely reading your blog over the months, thank you so much for sharing all that you do:) I wish you the best for 2010:)
Warmly
Linda

Dogwood said...

Great photos. Nice blog. You did lots of great stuff last year and I am proud of you.

Wishing you a perfectly wonderful 2010.

Hugs...

Rachel said...

Ha! don't you just love taking stock of the past 12 months? I think it's healthy to look back and count our blessings and accomplishments.

I'm so glad to have met you through blogging! Here's to 2010!

PunkiePie said...

Thanks for sharing your faves. I especially love the blue and white art. What a calming picture that is. Just love it! Happy New Year to you, Stacy!

Woollywotnots said...

Happy New Year Stacy! What a great year you've had and such a fine collection of photos to boot! My favourite is your blue and white one. So pretty. Here's to a super 2010 too!