2013 was a slower year for readers, but definitely not for me. As I reduced my posts, traffic stayed strong throughout the year. You may be wondering why the reduction in posts this year, but back in January of 2013, I committed myself to my motto, "Quality over Quantity." And I did just that throughout the year. I'm thankful for my motto and my ability to stick with it, and I will definitely use it to carry me through 2014.
A few highlights this year for me.
- A 4 month summer long vacation in San Diego, California while my husband interned at Qualcomm.
- Checked seeing Garth Brooks live in concert off my bucket list.
- Got to see The Postal Service in concert.
- I competed in Creating with Stars hosted by East Coast Creative.
- Met and chatted with Candice Olson.
- Several opportunities to work with larger companies in the 2013 and the 2014 year.
- I was published in two magazines - Homespun + kleinformat
- Matt, his poor 34 year old soul with a family, finally graduated with his electrical engineering degree. (still working on that master's though)
- A few shout outs on larger blogs like Young House Love, Apartment Therapy, Craft Gossip, and U Create.
- Created and sold my very first sewing pattern, Wonky Triangles.
- This was my first year of real quilting.
- I opened up publicly about my past.
Let's take a look at the top 10 posts of this year, excluding giveaways, which has a nice mixture of home decor and sewing.
The day I said screw it and went all black.
The popular Let's Get Acquainted! Blog Hop. A nice, quick read for anyone new to this blog and enjoys sewing.
Get your hex on with this clock.
The Triple Zip Pouch
Flying Geese Mini Quilt. Still one of my favorite finishes.
25+ Sharpie Projects || Roundup
A bedroom makeover for a family adopting.
I may have tricked a few of you with "A new addition to the family."
DIY Illuminated Sign
$5 wall treatment With the use of a projector, the internet, and a Sharpie, this could be yours too.
I hope your year was awesome. If not, you're human. It's easy to focus on the could of, should of, would of's in your life, but now is the time to move forward and not look back. There's probably a lot I would have changed or done differently, but that is what makes human life so interesting. We change.
Cheers to a new year with 365 days of possibilities!
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