Well, there are lots of things I could look back on for 2010 but I'm sticking to the few projects I finished and the one....well.....you'll see!
These are in chronological order - not the order of importance or #7 would be moved to #1!
1. Cleaned and organized my pantry
From unable to find anything to organized nirvana!
And it still looks this good today! For almost a year! Wow!
2. Made Julia's Boeuf Borguignon.....
It was so delicious but I have yet to tackle another recipe in this book. Do any of you have any suggestions for what to tackle next?
3. Celebrated the Sewing Bee's 70th birthday with a weekend at the beach - in this charming cottage - with the beach right outside our door. Yes, that's the ocean horizon you see in the background.
4. Celebrated Baby Bee's 9th Birthday with a Cupcake Party.
Okay, I have to admit, I am really, really taken with my Pin the Cherry on the Cupcake game! Is it wrong to really like one of your own projects?
5. Made this crazy quilt mosaic tree stump side table!
6. Created a kitchen garden where these trees used to be.
I'm really looking forward to taking the lessons I learned with my first kitchen garden and using them with my garden this spring.
7. Celebrated 20 years of marriage with Worker Bee
Trust me, that's an ongoing project!
8. Painted my aged and shabby (not so chic) looking outdoor seating.
Love how great it looks! Like it's brand new!
9. Did a little redecorating project in our bedroom inspired by the monogram I won from Cathe at Just Something I Made.
Yuck! This did not function well and definitely didn't look good!
It all feels more spacious now!
10. Painted my china cabinet and glazed it!
Whether you like green or not, you have to admit it looks a whole lot better!
And the project that got away!
I blogged about this back in January 2010 and not a thing has been done! Well, I have picked up paint chips.......
I loved this wallpaper when I got it, but it's been almost 12 years and I am so ready for a change. We want to paint and I think that's part of why we haven't gotten this project done. Do we strip the wallpaper? Do we paint over it? Any suggestions?
I'm not changing my original tile (from 1951) and I found this gorgeous fabric at a steep discount ($3 a yard) and bought tons of it. I see it on my bench cushions and other linens. I bought a charming gingham check to make some curtains out of too. Now I've had the fabric for a long time and this year - yes THIS YEAR - I will get this project done!!!
(Or you can read about me not getting it done next year.)
Thank you so much for all your visits over the past year. Your visits and comments have meant so much to me and I've so enjoyed getting to know some of the best folks in the whole world.
Don't you wish we all lived in the same little town and we could just all get together for a cuppa'?
(Latte for me, for you......?)
I'm getting close to 300 followers and I promised myself I would have a giveaway when I reached that milestone, but, really, 300 is just an arbitrary number so I hope you come back to enter my ALMOST 300 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY, starting in January.
Here's a little sneak peek of the giveaway......
Happy New Year to you all!
May 2011 be the best and the brightest year yet!
I am so looking forward to buzzing by your place and visiting with you in 2011!
Hugs to you all,