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It’s Blogiversary Day!

Another year is over – it really flew by… and today, my calendar reminded me, gently, that it is blogiversary day. I started this blog in December 2008, when I was starting to work freelance full-time, so it is turning seven today… which means that I have actually been blogging for about a fifth of my life.

It was a wild and crazy year, 2015, with 205 blog posts up till today; with not only one, but two books published (the Beast, which I did together with Gillian, and Working Medieval Gold Embroidery, which I did on my own). I went to a few yarn fairs or other fairs, there was a Textile Forum again, and there also was the Great Relaunch of the blog and website.

I had no huge museum project to do this year, but there were a number of presentations, demonstrations and workshop, and plenty of work went into development of a few new things for the shop – spindle sticks in different types of wood and the large gold embroidery kit that I had been thinking about for years already, to just name two of the things.

There were also, you might have noticed, a few more pictures than before, as one of my friends told me off for not posting piccies often enough… which may have led to a few more gratuitous cat pictures thrown in with the others.

Now the year is winding down, and though I have a few more things that need to be done (as in I can hear that whooshing sound of a deadline rushing by), I can also start winding down a bit already. The seasonal baking is well on its way to being finished (yesterday saw the gingerbread baking being completed, apart from a little chocolate coating that still needs to be applied), we’ve made most of the plans for the holidays, and the weather is also starting to get more wintery.

Nuremburg-style gingerbread, all baked, chocolate-coated up and waiting to go into its storage tin.

Nuremburg-style gingerbread, all baked, chocolate-coated up and waiting to go into its storage tin. The choc cooled off a little quickly, leading to the matteness and white layer on top. It will still taste fine, though – and my baking has a clear sequence of priorities that goes a) really yummy, b) lots of it and c) looking okay.

It was a good year, 2015. There’s still a little bit of it left, and I plan to enjoy every little bit of it – I hope you will enjoy it right along with me!

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4 Responses to It’s Blogiversary Day!

  1. Congratulations on your blogsiversary and on a most productive year!

  2. Heather says:

    If you roll them really small, could you send any of that gingerbread down the phoneline as far as Britain please…?

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