2010 was a fabulous year for the Brown family.

My word of the year for 2010 was “forgive”…and in many ways…I have.  (necklace from The Rusted Chain)

forgive necklace

I completed 17 crafty projects (see my sidebar for the complete list).  Click HERE to go to my flickr set of all 2010 finishes.

I took a new position at work.  (I lost my summers…but gained a substantially better environment to work in)

I moved the boys to one room with bunk beds (best. decision. ever.)


I took a vacation with my husband.  With no children.

My word for 2011 is going to be “refresh”.  I love the ideas that this word invokes.

From Merriam Webster: to restore strength and animation; to freshen up; to restore or maintain by renewing supply; to update or renew.

My goals for 2011 include:

  • Making more quilts for my family…of a useable size (large lap size minimum)
  • work on boys’ bathroom (paint, new shower curtain, accessories, etc.)
  • Finish one complete cross-stitching project
  • Finish one crochet or knitting project
  • Use more stash and purchase only when necessary (I think that this is always a goal.  Considering I bought new fabric yesterday…I don’t know if there’s much hope!)

Check out this 2011 goal post from Karamat Designs.  I love how she set her goals.

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope that you all are able to keep to your goals for 2011…no matter how official or unofficial they are.

December 31, 2010 — diannebbrown@hotmail.com

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