|The Happy Couple Dec. 24 2011|
Planning on sharing a highlights of 2011 post today, I enjoyed wandering through memories of friends made, books read, destinations visited, artwork created & other wonders enjoyed this year. Then I decided that my 2011 can be summed up in 1 word:
Loved ones gained & lost. Unions & reunions. A couple of close shaves. All made me appreciate & enjoy those close to me (& those far away) more than ever. I've blogged less and hugged more. For some people this is normal but for me.... not so much.
|Me, my Dad & my stunning Sis|
We just returned from 2 weeks of visiting our New England relations. There was a fabulous gathering on Christmas Eve to celebrate the wedding of my Dad to his lovely bride.
|Little Dude's new Uncles & Aunt|
A grand time was had by all...
.... and the bride wore Etsy!
Anyone who hangs out here knows I have a soft spot for all things handmade. This gorgeous dress was created by the designing duo from EllanaCouture.Etsy.com. <----Visit the link for more fantastic finds from this talented team.
|custom hand dyed scarf from Everywitchway.etsy.com|
If you are into fun fashion, also pop by Everywitchway.Etsy.com to check out the yummy made to order hand-dyed velvet scarves. I love mine! This fluffy wrap brought together my silk top & crinkly skirt, while perfectly matching the red velvet party shoes. (Thanks again, Cyn & Kat!!)
So what does 2012 hold?
I predict good times, fun folks, new challenges and lots & lots of images. Plus a host of cool giveaways, studio tours & guest artists visiting my little corner of the internet.
Which reminds me - if you have not yet entered tomorrow's random drawing, get to it! Leave a comment on this blog before 1 a.m. (EST) to enter. On January 1st 2012 two random winners will start their New Year with a splash of good luck and a gift certificate to MeiFaithStudio on Etsy!
|Chinese Pagoda Limited Edition Print from MeiFaithStudio|
Psst.... I'll let you in on a secret.... your odds are really good. Travels, computer woes and my slacker nature slowed posting in December... so very few folks have commented since this contest began. For giveaway details and a visit with the artist/jewelry designer who generously donated the first prizes of 2012 click here.
Wishing you a wonderful end to 2011 and a Happy And Healthy (& Lucky) New Year!!