Thursday, January 03, 2008

Oh Hi!

Hi little blog! Hi! I'm so glad you are still here! Whew! That was weird. I was reading Posie Gets Cozy and I was suddenly afraid that my blog wasn't here anymore. So weird.

Anyway, obviously my blog is still here, but my friends and readers might not be! I'm not sure why it's been so long since my last post. I just got so busy with Christmas. I was sewing little Folkbirds right up to Christmas Eve and then I was still not done. But I haven't even wanted to finish them! I think it all boils down to a bad case of burn out. I sometimes feel like I am too easily overwhelmed. That may be true, but I'm not sure what I need to do about it. I do try to eat right. I do exercise and take my vitamins. I do try to maintain a healthy perspective, but sometimes I just feel unable to keep up with it all.

We had a good Christmas and a good New Years. I love hosting the Open House on Christmas. It seemed like our friends and family must have worked out their schedules in advance- I was so amazed at how well-timed all the visits were! New Years was a fun night spent at home with my beautiful step-daughter, Heather, and her children. It was very "kid-centric"- sloppy joes, seasoned fries and a build-your-own sundae bar!

What are you all thinking about for the new year? Any resolutions to share? I really want to work at consistency and routine-building for the coming year. I am also re-committing to my weight loss goals. After deciding to pursue my dollmaking business back in September, I really slacked off on the diet. Once again, it's about finding that balance. I have been thinking a lot about my priorities and how to make my life a reflection of those priorities.

Top: Folkbirds gathering in the Christmas Tree Middle: Miss Doris Daisy in the works Bottom: seen while on a hike this past weekend. Mother Nature has a beautiful sense of composition sometimes.

8 friends said....:

  1. Nope, I'm still here! that EFA pic you got there is interesting - can't wait to see how she turns out!
    So many well wishes coming to you for your new year. I would have made a resolution but as luck would have it I got the stomach flu yesterday and any hopes of following my goals were dashed...Ah well, guess I can always jump back on the bandwagon, considering its an imaginary thing anyway. Anyway, I'm rambling...ah the lovely effects of phenergan.

  2. Miss Doris Daisy! Eeeee, I can't wait to see more!

    We've got tons of snow here in Toronto, would you like some?


  3. Hi Bettsi,
    I'm glad you're still here, too!
    I'm with you as far as finding balance goes...Soon I'll be writing about my own goals for the year. For now, I'm having a blog giveaway and would love you to check it out and see if it interests you.
    I love your doll in progress and look forward to seeing how she develops!

  4. Pretty pix. My resolutions were really simply. I probably should have gone with 'stop cussing' but why set myself up for failure? :0)

  5. My resolutions are to be more crafty instead of just thinking about it and admiring everyone else's work.
    To start a blog (which I've just done).
    To try to eat more of those bizarre things called fruit and veg.
    I'm loving the look of Doris Daisy already!

  6. Oh I LOVE LOVE your Miss Doris Daisy!! Bettsi the stripped legs are the best!!!
    and I'm always here, I really love and enjoy your blog very much!!!
    Hugs Sherrie

  7. Hia Bettsi, glad you're back! Your doll looks fascinating. I love the stripey legs.
    I'm trying to lose some of the weight which has crept on too. More exercise needed!
    Would you believe I still haven't made your gorgeous folk bird?! They look so sweet too and good even for Easter-make a nest too with tiny choc eggs under, for a child.
    Inspired as ever by you hun.
    Hugs Melanie

  8. Doris Day - wow...
    what a flashback
    she was so great!
    does that make me old now?

    Very Nice site! Looks great.


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