Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Looking for the positive



Well I have been in a black mood for far too long lately and have found it hard to find anything positive about 2008 and not really looking forward to 2009, all this credit crunch doom and gloom has really got to me. So inspired by others review of the year I am going to look at the positives.



  1. I gave my first workshop, and it was fun despite being ill.

  2. I had my work in an exhibition in the City Museum.

  3. I made 12 arches.

  4. I made 12 postcards for the calendar girls swap.

  5. I made 12 (I think) ATC's or the lottery on TC.

  6. I made at least 7 christmas gifts.

  7. I started level 4 C+G

  8. I got promoted to Deputy head of faculty ( after 10 years that should maybe be higher on the list!!!)

  9. I had my 8 year wedding anniversary.

  10. My Daughter turned 5.

  11. I embarked on the Soul Journal journey, am temporarily on a hold with this as soo so busy!

  12. I had the second year anniversary of blogging and of my group Textile challenges.

  13. I completed my first online workshop with Lynda and Carol, which was superb.
  14. My class got 100% A-D in Textiles this year.

So a good year really, and I am sure there is loads I can't remember. Hope you all have a great New year and a fab 2009. My resolution is to count my blessings, regularly - here - so that I am not so doom and gloom! What's yours?

14 comments:

corryna said...

You should be proud of yourself! I wish you a wonderful and creative 2009. Look at the fun you have creating and enjoy it. That is more imporant than the amount of things you make. You are a wonderful artist!

Nellie's Needles said...

You appear quite accomplished from my point of view. When I showed your blog to the daughter-in-law I'm visiting, she was amazed at how much you do ... and with a family to care for on top of it. It's all a matter of perspective and self-expectations! Here's to another year filled with creativeness.

Deborah said...

You go girl, I still can't believe how much you get done so don't be down on yourself. And while we are on the subject, thanks for the help and encouragement you have given me.

Purple Missus said...

Looking at your list it seems you have had a very good year - far outweighs the bad bits.
2009 is going to be great for you - I know it :)

Happy New Year to you.

arlee said...

Happy new adventures to you QoB :}

Julie said...

That looks like something to be proud of to me! What a busy year in 2008! I hope 2009 is rewarding, creative, positive and happy for you. We should all count our blessings I think :o)

Sandy said...

Good for you-lots of accomplishments.

sharon young said...

Sounds like you had a very productive yeat, Carol, don't be so hard on yourself!!
Many thanks for dropping in on my blog, i may just take you up on you offer :-)
All the best for a creative New Year.

Anne said...

I think it's a great idea to stop listening to the negative news and start counting your blessings and gratitudes instead! Wishing you and yours a fabulous, happy, prosperous New Year! :-)

Hannah Katarski said...

Don't sell yourself short either! The textile challenges group which YOU host and admin is STILL going strong after 2 years. I think that's really something and you've done a smashing job.
Happy New Year, Carol. :)

Cathy W said...

My oh my -- such a stunning list of positive achievements! It's good know where to find it & re-read often (or as needed). You've accomplished so much and inspired so many to dare and try new things as well -- let's blow those doomy-gloomy feelings far-far-far away!
~ and ~
Welcome the new year with all the potential it holds.
I can hardly wait to see your list of accomplishments 12 months from now.

Congratulations & Forge on!
I'm right beside you ... or maybe a step or two behind, but always ready to follow your lead, keeping pace as each week flows into the next!

very truly, Cathy

English Rose said...

happy new year Carol, and congratulations - what a fabulous amount of work you produced, amount of things you learnt and accomplished, and people you didn't murder!!! I think I will join you in counting my blessings and accentuating the positives - 2008 is now gone, thank goodness, 2009 is a new gift waiting for us all.

MargaretR said...

Blwyddyn dda iawn!

Judy Scott said...

wow what achievements, hold your head up and be really proud of what you've done, congratulations on the promotion too ~ what a star :) Jx