Well, happy new year gentle reader.
The holiday came and went in a magical blur and in facing the grand clear up and inevitable clear out, I hope that you will find masses to enjoy about your life in 2017.
I managed on crafty gift this year, a photo of a dear friend's granddaughter that I just loved when it popped up on Facebook - so I lifted it and made them a canvas.
It isn't a huge artwork, but given the number of times I sat down to 'just do it' and couldn't, it's a triumph!
As regular visitors will know, I'm not one for resolutions, targets and the looking back thing. But I must recommend to you some of the Desker's blogs; there are some fascinating round-ups of 2016 or a post about their favourite makes. Hugely impressive planning!
Elizabeth calls herself to account and sets some new goals. Scarey, but fascinating!
Shaz rounded up her favourite 2016 Christmas cards..and in a previous post her favourite non Christmas cards...very inspiring.
Princess Judy showcases her favourite card make of the year..good grief, I couldn't possibly choose!
Dorlene showcases her top 5 craft moments; I'm grateful to have had any!
Shoshi has a 'picture rich' rich blog post as a round up.
And if you're after a bit of an interactive , participatory blog post, check out Marit's Top 2000 Blog party, it's amazing. Specially for you mixed media and journal junkies!
So this blog will go on in its usual ad hoc, sometimes crafty, other times domestic way. Hope that's OK with you. I'm too old to change my spots, see. If I ever was a leopard. Indeed, I'm even too old to be a cougar!