2008 was a rough year. I have been offline for a while as my beloved grandmother who raised me from age 7 spent 6 months in hospital culminating in her death on 1oth December.
While her illness was difficult for all of us visiting 5-7 times a week depending on her condition at the time did keep me going, there was no time to sit and worry as I also had to fit in as much quality time with the kiddo and a busy part-time job in too.
Now she has passed away, the funeral is over, most of the paperwork is done and her flat almost cleared I find myself feeling lost, she was a great influence in my life and I now feel adrift, especially as the madness and excitement of Christmas with a 4 year old is now over.
Over the last few days I have been able to return to the comfort of beading and have been reminded of my poor long neglected blog. I have managed to write down some future ideas so I hope that things will get a bit more lively around here soon.
So I'll end this post by wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful New Year and sharing a link to the ART Bead Scene flickr pool, I just found it today and am amazed by the wonderful jewelry shown there.
Festive fun challenge.
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