Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Gruelling. In lots of ways that's the word that describes 2010 for me. An ugly sounding word for what turned out to be a year that went from bad to worse for us. It was a year where I had a real sense of its 'unfolding'...and every time it unfolded it revealed something else that was unwelcome. But it's also the year that I've most enjoyed writing this blog: the act of documenting my sewing and other bits of creativity that I've immersed myself in has been something that I've loved doing more than ever and looking back over the old posts from this year reminds me of how very many good bits there have been in between the things that have cast shadows over the year, for all though I mainly focus on sewing, when I scrolled back through the year, I found snapshots (photographed or written about) of baking, gluing, sticking, singing, friends, sunshiney weekends here in England, as well as Paris, and so many other good things. My favourite finds were all things that I'd forgotten had been a part of the year: photographing body shape messages with my children, making peanut butter fudge with my husband and almost exactly a year ago, when we sat in our candlelit igloo in the back garden.
Because a new year makes me want to look back briefly before carrying on, I used Pummelvision (who are quite, quite wonderful and also free) to make a video from my Flickr account, but it isn't just a video of 2010...it starts all the way back in 2007 when I first started blogging. There's a lot missing as so often I forget to update my Flickr stream...and actually, I haven't uploaded a thing since October, even though I've been sewing almost non-stop. But still, it's an odd feeling seeing so many of my sewing memories flash before me, many of them I'd forgotten about until watching them here.
My Pummelvision from Florence on Vimeo.
Wishing you a happy, fun-filled 2011,
Posted by Florence (Flossie Teacakes)