Saturday, January 3, 2009
~Highlights of 2008~
I realize I'm late in posting my happy new year, but I am trying to reorganize my website and add lots of new things. I have been pretty busy as this was a crazy year with shows. It was my first time ever doing them and I think I was a little under-prepared for how busy they would be. I have made tons of jewelry that never made it to the blog, let alone the website before they were gone. I will know better next year how to keep both going.
Well, how was your year? Mine was wonderful. I am so blessed to have a great family, church, friends and business. I truly love what I do which makes it all so fun. I thank God for leading me in this direction. He gave me the desire of my heart, which was to have a successful business with something that I absolutely LOVE doing, while being home. Many of you know that I homeschool my 2 boys and this year will be all three of my kids. It is challenging and there are days I feel a complete failure, but I just ask God to help me be the best I can be at everything I do. I am extremely flexible (and a night owl) so that helps!
The highlights of this year for me were getting to go France and England. My husband surprised me by taking me to Paris for my birthday in February. It was wonderful seeing that dream come true! Thank you, sweetie. It was also fun to get some French papers, books etc. to use in my jewelry. Next, was our short trip to Bath, England in Oct. where we went to the Jane Austen Centre. What a great place Bath is! We loved it and can't wait to go back. It inspired me to make Jane Austen Jewelry. I made some for the Centre and we shall see if it will be for sale there in the future. Meanwhile, I'll be adding my Jane Austen jewelry here and the website soon.
Also new this year, my sister's beautiful watercolor art has been added. Her work is amazing and I'll be blogging all her new designs very soon. Tuscan landscapes, roses, sandy beaches, sailboats and more on the way...I'm so glad to work with her. Another dream come true.
I hope you all had a fantastic year and that you will be blessed in 2009. Thank you for being a wonderful part of my life.