I can’t hardly believe that 2014 has already come and gone. I seriously wrote ‘2013’ in the title at first. Yikes!
This year was so great for so many reasons. First, I was able to quit my full-time job at the very end of 2013. I never told anyone here on the blog, it was scary but a much-needed leap of faith. I wanted to be able to focus on my family. Especially my precious, growing girls. I’m able to stay at home with them and we had an awesome summer. I’m so grateful to be able to pick them up from school everyday and happy to be with them when they have a day off. I also started running with my husband in the spring, it’s been a great stress reliever! I also started swimming again, and I truly missed it. Being in the water is ultimate freedom for me. I swam through high school and college and getting back into the swing of things again couldn’t make me happier. Looking forward to trying my first triathlon in 2015.
With all the personal stuff there was a great deal of work being done. I wrote a book. That was (as is) a huge undertaking – and thus the need for finding stress relieving activities. I also got to take some of the photos for it as well as having my friend help take the rest. I released two new patterns (Road Trip Case and Poolside Tote). And designed and wrote two free patterns for Robert Kaufman (Snappy Manicure Wallet and Trail Tote). I taught a handful of classes, it was an intimidating thing for me, but I wanted to push myself in that area. I’m sure there’s more to add, but that feels self-indulgent enough for now.
Mostly, I want to say that I’m grateful for all the amazing support the sewing (and knitting!) community has given me. Without you, this blog would surely not exist. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!