Winding Down

Well it seems the year is winding down and frankly not a moment too soon. This year has been not the best year of my life, lets leave it at that. Too much too opine about anyway. But I am also thankful, very thankful, for my wonderful friends in real life, Emily, Cheryl, Sandy and the two Wendy's! For my hubby and my son who have been very supportive this year. For the wonderful shop owners I work with, Kathy, Debra, and Jeromy. For the Albany Shaker Museum and the lovely ladies there. And for finding bits and pieces of myself, strewn along the landscape. Ready to put this year behind me and spread my artistic wings and fly without a net next year. I have quite a few ideas in my head, some of them quite out of the ordinary for me but I've given the crafter part of my head a chance and now it's time to embrace totally the artist in me. As this year passes along, I feel much more like my given name DebraAnn then my everyday name Debbie. I've learned that solitude is wonderful and that I can get over anything with an embroidery needle and some lovely colorful thread. And to follow the beat of my own drummer, because trying to appeal to the masses instead is just too darn hard. So off we go to another wonderful year and a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful wish for all of you to have a fabulous holiday. I may be back before the end of this year but just in case I'm not I want to thank everyone who follows my blog and who's blogs I follow for the wonderful inspiring comments made while I was on my detour and floundering and for the wonderful inspiring blogs you all write! Happy Holidays to one and all!


Phyllis said…
I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I liked your comment about marching to the beat of your own drum (heart) because appealing to the masses is simply an unsatisfactory way to exist. Creative moments are founded on unique and subtle experiences. I will look forward to seeing your creations and reading your thoughtful comments in the new year. My best to you and your family.
Diane J. Evans said…
I love your thoughts, DebraAnn -- solitude IS wonderful, and fiber arts can be the best form of meditation. And I hope to remember your mantra of following the beat of your own drummer for myself -- we CAN get caught up in trying to please everyone else and not pleasing ourselves enough. Art should be personal, above all else.

Happy Holidays!

Deborah said…
Best wishes for the holidays and the new year. My name is also Deborah Ann and while I always introduce myself as Deborah, I find that most people automatically start calling me Debbie. Kind of interesting.
tangled stitch said…
Thank you for the lovely comments! Have a happy and merry christmas!
Deb G said…
Deb, Debbie, Deborah- I go by them all. I think as I get older I prefer Deb and Deborah. Deborah Lynn is when I'm in trouble with my mother. :)

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