31 December 2008

So here we are...

So here we are... The last day in 2008. It's been a great year but also a very busy one. Work and studies has unfortunately taken a lot of time from art and stitching. Still I managed to get a few things done.

I enjoyed Sharons Take It Further Challenge even though I didn't compleat every Challenge. I have also been happy to be a part of Leahs Creative Every Day Challenge 2008. I am planing to do the CED 2009 as well. This year Leah will post a monthly theme. The theme for January is already up.

I have put in a lot of work in my local group this year. I started a stitchgroup and organized an exhibition. I gave workshops and wrote a small piece for the Swedish Embroiderers Guilds' magazine. It was the first time I wrote something that was going to be published so I was a bit nervous about it.

In February I took a workshop to learn a little about Sashiko. I love looking at traditional japanese sashiko. Perfect little stitches on indigo cloth. Yummy! I'm not much of a sashiko stitcher though. I haven't done any sashiko since the workshop.

The second workshop I took this year was for Tilleke Schwarz at the International Embroidery Symposium. Susan came all the way from South Carolina for the Symposium and Sara gave a wonderful talk about her work. Saras workshop was also very much appreciated.


After the Sympoisum Susan and Sara came with me back to Stockholm. We had a few amazing days together and I can not even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed their company. I hope to see both of them again in 2009.

Susan is doing a wonderful job with Cyber Fyber right now. It opens on Thursday next week and you can read more about it here. I had an e-mail from Susan yesterday saying that my two pieces for the Exhibition had arrived. I'm very excited to be part of this great event! Thank you Susan for inviting me!

Finally a big Thank You to everyone that visited my blog in 2008! I'm so happy to be a part of this community! All you wonderful, generous, gifted people out there Thank You for Sharing your work and your thoughts! You make me smile, laugh, sometimes cry and always think. You inspire me! Thank You!


I wish everyone A Happy, Healthy and Creative 2009!

10 comments:

Plain Jane said...

happy new year to you!

Karen said...

love your blog! Happiest of new years to you and yours.

verobirdie said...

Thank you Annica for being part of this blogland and for inspiring us too.
I wish you a happy new year, to you and the ones you love.

Hugs

Gunnels blog said...

Ha ett riktigt gott nytt år Annica !!

Paula Hewitt said...

Happy New Year Annica!

Genie said...

Happy New Year Annica

Chyadesign said...

Lovely blog - I love the 3 felted pieces - they are very eye-catching!

ewa-christine said...

Hoppas du får ett fantastiskt 2009!!

jenclair said...

Happy New Year! You accomplished a lot in 2008.

beadbabe49 said...

Happy new year to you too...saw your work in the cyberfyber online show and just love it...thank you for participating!