One year ago, I wrote & published my 1st ever “post”. I talked about a lot of “change” in that first post and it was probably a little confusing to some. I believe I said, Change is good…change is bad… Well, a year the wiser, I can say that change is good…change can be hard, but the results can be good!
Now 16 years in this industry: a shopowner for 9 years, finisher for 7, design partner for 5, and now solo designer for 1, I feel as if I am constantly changing…and, while the change has been hard at times, the results have been great! (and for those of you doing the math…a few of those jobs have overlapped!)
What I didn’t realize, but certainly should have, was the huge amount of change that would happen in my personal life as well. I won’t go into details, and if you have been following me, you already know all about me…and will certainly hear more about life in the year to come!
Now on to the celebration! I’ve got a fun Blogiversary giveaway: a Spring Bud kit from yours truly (includes everything you need to stitch a sweet little cushion!), a kelly rae roberts bookmark, a custom made Journal from artist Michelle Palmer (you have to check out her etsy shop), and some fun snowflake ornaments – it can snow anywhere with these!
How do you win this? Just leave a comment on this blogpost. It is not necessary to follow (but I do several giveaways throughout the year). You are welcome to visit my facebook page as well. I keep that page hopping with lots of pictures! (https://www.facebook.com/handsondzn)
I will choose the winner by random number generator on Sunday, December 22nd at midnight (cst)
and post the winner’s name on Monday. Be sure to check back to I can get the winners address.
How about one more giveaway? I designed this little guy for Cindy of FanciMats & More last summer for her shop hop & have distributed it at other getaways. I thought it was time he made a debut for everyone!
(BTW Cindy is just one of the terrific people in this industry. Someday I hope to get to her store in CO & visit her Mom’s studio…haha. I usually visit with “Mom” at markets to talk finishing and we joked one year about our studios…mine was in the basement and hers was the laundry room!)
Click here for a printable pdf.
Thanks for the like, for the follow, for the comment, for the year. The next one is already setup to be a busy, design filled year!