Friday, 1 January 2016

Greetings for 2016

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Here’s wishing all my readers & visitors to this blog, a very happy new year !
May your old wishes be fulfilled as new ones are formed :-)
May you have plenty of supplies for all your creative ventures …
And keep your muse working to inspire us all with your projects .


I thank you for your support throughout. Your comments always inspire or make me introspect; silence can be quite revealing too.

Looking back, & reading through my resolutions & objectives for 2015, I'm happy to say that I managed to fulfill many of them in some or full measure. This has been a year truly dedicated to tatting (to the neglect of all else) ! The journey is still on & I hope you continue to share it with me :-)

I learned many  new techniques, tatted so many doilies & other little pieces, took a leap from size 20 to 40 (;-P), was inspired to create my own small patterns, definitely made progress on Inkscape, converted some of my patterns into proper pdf downloads, .....
I joined Georgia's Online Tatting Class & while it is so exhilarating, educative & interactive, my only regret is that I have not been able to tat all the wonderful patterns shared there by generous & creative designers. Maybe I can plug along in the rear ....
I completed my 2nd 25 Motif Challenge & have in reality completed my 3rd, but haven't been able to post the projects. I have been including/counting only those 'motifs' where something new was learned, applied, tweaked, .....
My tree would've been quite full of tatted snowflakes had I laboured to string them on ;-(  Hopefully in 2016 ...

No new resolutions this year. I just hope to carry on, doing new things but also trying to bridge the backlog.
I will be joining the Pinterest Challenge, though ! It began with Margaret & Suzanne, then Carollyn joined in a few months back. 
It's really very simple - all you need to do is select one pin every month from pinterest & do it - it could be a craft, a DIY, anything really that you think you want to do. Keep it secret till the end of the month when each posts their challenge. I've been pinning for over 2 years & have wanted to try out a lot of stuff; this is my motivation/impetus/nudge to finally try some out ! 
We're calling ourselves the pinChers & hoping many more of you will join us :-) One small "pin"step at a time - that's what it's all about.

In my next post, I will share some 'new' & some 'old' but tweaked effects ... these still need refining, but since I've taken up wool for the winters, tatting those will take some time. It is still whirling round in my head, though ;-P

Again, thanks for your support & readership :-)
Is there Anything you would like me to change in my blog/posts ? What improvements would you like me to make ? Please leave your suggestions - all feedback & criticism is appreciated.



18 comments:

  1. Greetings Muskaan, wishing you a great 2016. I have enjoyed 2015 blog posts and look forward to sharing many more adventures with you.
    Bernice

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    1. Isn't it wonderful how we can inspire one another across countries & continents, united by a common passion ?! Thank you for your kind words, Bernice :-)

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  2. Happy New Year have a Great 2016.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes, Sharon :-) It is always exciting to see a new name in the comments.

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  3. Happy New Year muskaan :). Looking forward to reading more about your 2016 tatting adventures :).

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    1. Ah, Jenn, wonder if it will be as prolific & productive as 2015 .... sure hope so ;-)

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  4. Thank you for all your in depth analysis of different techniques. I have been tatting for many, many years and learning more daily!

    Happy 2016!

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    1. I can totally relate to that, StringyDogs ! It seems to me that my 20 years of active tatting was almost totally stagnant, compared with what I've learned & done in the last 2 years .... and still so much left ... !
      (Hugs)

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  5. Thank you for the past year and Happy New Year 2016!

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  6. Happy new year, looking forward to your new tatting adventures and discoveries, it will be a challenge to fit it all in.
    We are also looking forward to you joining us, and see what you have chosen as your monthly pins.
    Margaret

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    1. A challenge it is , Margaret !!! There's already such a huge backlog of what I want to share, yet new inspirations keep cropping up on other blogs, etc. THe mind boggles, but is ignited as well :-)

      I'm eager to start the pinterest challenge, too :-) Congrats on completing 1 full year !!!

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    1. Thank you. Hope your year is off to a great start :-)

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  8. Thank you a lot for your warm wishes! I wish you the most awesome New Year! I am absolutely sure that you will fulfill all your resolutions and we will have plenty of new interesting blog posts from you this year!

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    1. That is so sweet of you, pinklestar ! And I hope we get to see some of your own creative ventures ? :-)
      (Hugs)

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  9. Some how I missed your post, I have a blog list and if I don't check it very regularly and scroll all the way down I miss some. I hope your new year is a wonderful as the last year and looking forward to all fun and new things you do! Even though I am very late... Happy New Year :)

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    1. Aww thanks Carollyn :-) it's never too late for good wishes :-D
      Actually I had emailed you my card and wishes earlier (I'd sent out personal wishes to all the email addresses I had) ....it might've gone to your spam folder ? Will write soon .

      Jan hasn't been a good month for posting on the blog ... hope to make up for lost time :-)

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