Some end of the year thoughts

Hey all. How are things with you?

Been busy with family & enjoying a break from many things (which accidentally included blogging, etsy & other online stuff).

No studio tour this weekend but will be back to normal next weekend....well, as normal as it gets around here!

Hope everyone is having a grand end to 2009! I'd like to share a couple of thought provoking blog posts today. Worth a peek if you have some time, just click on images or links. If you don't have much time, please at least visit the 1st, "It All Depends On The Viewpoint". A few minutes & very little effort will go a long way here...

Broken But Not Lost - Sweetrepeats.blogspot.com

MAZE - WizardofOtin.blogspot.com

Surprisingly Resilient - ManicMenagerie.blogspot.com

There are many many more intriguing End of the year, thought provoking, inspirational posts "out there" this week. What are some of your favorites??


By the way, I'm hosting 2 random drawings this week. On the 31st 1 lucky winner gets a copy of Fantayza's Diary 2010 & on Jan 1st, one person will win 100 custom printed postcards from Uprinting.com. Click highlighted links for details & to enter.


  1. Wow! I am honored to be on your list!!!

    Beth's post was amazing. I hope that everyone sends something to the little girl. Mine is in transit!

    I need a blogging break! haha

  2. Oh, I checked out that website that you left for me. I tend to function best in the 1500+ word range, but I have some old stuff that might qualify. I will look for something. Thank you!

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  4. Thank you for including me with your linked posts-the first one brought me to tears. Off to visit the rest!

    Here is the finished piece as well:

    Broken But Not Lost

  5. Hope you too had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family!!
    Love you sweetie!!!
    Happy New Year

  6. nice. a few good friends on teh list and a few to check out..hope you have a great new year!

  7. I am so flattered to be on your list. Thanks for all you are doing to help that little girl.

    I'm off to read some of the others.

  8. Pleased to hear that you've been relaxing and enjoying...I'm going now to check out the links...

  9. This list is such a great idea, I'm now following you and can't wait to see what the studio tour consists of! Happy New Year!

  10. Beth's post was amazing. I'm hoping to sit through two cups of coffee this mronign and get caught up on some blog reading. I've been quite neglectful as well this month.

  11. Thank you, Stacey, for including me in your post. What a sweet surprise. I will most definitely be sending along by way of Beth's post also. Thanks for including that also.

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