Saturday, 20 December 2008

Christmas and New Year wishes ...


Well 2008 has been an amazing year for me. Some recent low points such as redundancy and family illness, but mostly it has been a wonderful journey full of beady goodness. This was the year that I set up a website, an Etsy shop and started a blog - all quite alien things to me. I had my first design published and went on to have 16 projects published throughout the year and even made the cover of Bead & Button magazine. I found lots of fantastic new friends all over the world, either through beading or blogging and even found my best friend from school through Facebook after having lost touch with her many years ago. With the help of Beading Daily and my blogging friends, I raised a significant amount of money for various charities with my beaded Ribbon Awareness Pins. I learnt a great deal about beading and opened my eyes to some new possibilities which I can't wait to try in the New Year and I discovered many, many talented bead artists whose work excites and inspires me. All in all, a great year which I am very thankful for!






I hope life has been kind to you and that you were able to make the most of the opportunities that presented themselves to you. And finally, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I would like to wish everyone happiness and health and I look forward to 'seeing' you in 2009!

Kerrie x

17 comments:

  1. I am so glad that your world has opened up for you. Sounds like a wonderful year. I know there has been bad to go with that but like you, I like to think about the good.

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  2. Kerrie, thank you so much for being such an inspiration to me. I never realized that you accomplished all that in just one year. Amazing!

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  3. You've had a busy year! I hope 2009 brings you many more wonderful accomplishments.

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  4. Wow! You make me look like a slacker... And, I used to subscribe to Beading Daily blog, but I unsubscribed - too boring for me. LOL.

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  5. i wish you a continuation of your sucesses for the following year!!!! have a wonderful merry xmas and a really happy new year!!! :-)

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  6. Great post Kerrie. I see that like me you are a Sagittarian and it takes a lot to keep us down. You have inspired me over the year and so I have awarded you a "Blog Love" - you might like to drop over to my blogspot and collect it.
    www.chrisbeads.blogspot.com

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  7. You've certainly had a busy year!
    wish you a happy Christmas and continuing success for 2009!

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  8. Dear Kerrie may next year bring you more success you deserve it
    xx Chris

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  9. sorry for the bad times, but it looks like the good overwhelmed them. Congrats on the projects - very impressive. ♪♫♫Wishing you Happy Holidays♪♫♫♪

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  10. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    I love the ornament, it's so pretty!

    Take care,
    Kat

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  11. Merry Christmas Kerrie. I hope the New Year brings you everything you wish for!

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  12. advance happy new year to you. the best is yet to come! =)

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  13. Your ornament is so pretty! I love it!

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  14. Your work is just beautiful!

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  15. Kerrie-
    So glad '08 was good for you and here's wishing you an even better 2009! I still can't thank you enough for the pink ribbon pin for my mom! She wears it proud!
    Happy New Year!
    Cheers,
    Deb

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  16. I like your beadworks. You're so creative.

    A good new year to you!

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  17. You are an inspiration, Kerrie. I wish you only the best in 2009.

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