Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wrapping up 2011

For me, it's been a good year.  I hope it's been good - or at least bearable - for you!  Now, I'm not saying it was perfect, but I'd be an absolute fool to complain about much of anything.  I have a wonderful husband and a happy critter-filled home, I found a new job that I love, I made new friends and visited a lot of great places (Colorado, Napa, Pensacola, Atlanta, and NYC among them).  I foresee 2012 being another year of discovery and change (which can be very good).  In the near term future, Rich and I are doing something really exciting - we're going to CHINA for a week in January!  You'd better believe we'll come back with some great stories and pictures!

I thought I'd include some pix of 2011 to help wrap up the year -

We lost two dogs in less than a year (R.I.P. the two Buddys) and added a new one.  Meet Mr. Wally

Glass played a part in my life but I REALLY enjoyed working with fiber this year.  I spun up a storm on my two new wheels - an Infinity (see post below) and a Schacht Ladybug (I am SO fortunate)!

 Laceweight Alpaca mix
 Fluffy, fluffy Alpaca in BIG skeins
BFL sock weight

We saw a little more of the world - some of it I'd seen before but will always go back.

Got to make a trip "home" to Colorado, to Pueblo, where I grew up and got to show Rich some of southern Colorado's hidden gems like Cripple Creek and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where we fed giraffes.
Celebrated my in-law's 50th(!) wedding anniversary in NYC.  Went to Dean and Deluca - one of my favorite places evah!  The cheese selection is to die for and we took home a tiny bit of one of the most expensive in the store.
Napa, CA.  Got to spend 5 days with my sis and her husband, winery hopping.  It was wonderful!
How can I leave out (no pun intended) these beautiful grape leaves.  So nice....

Here's wishing you the best of the holiday season!