Happy New Year, Best Nine, Kazakhstan, and a Lord a-Leaping Sneak Peek

#2017bestnine from my IG feed. The website automatically picks the nine Instagram images that got the most likes and puts them together in this handy graphic, so it looks like the Twelve Days ornament series was a clean sweep. This best nine is in place of my usual year in review blog post. I just realized I didn’t do one of those for 2016 either. Oops.

2017 was not a banner year for mmmcrafts blogging, with the remodel/move/remodel/sell that took up most of my spring and summer. Only 27 blog posts this year! A record low. I admit that Instagram has also taken some of my focus off of this blog. It’s just so easy to post there from my phone. However, this blog remains by far the best venue for multi-photo informational and resource posts, so I have no intention of giving it up!

Thanks for all the encouragement and support and purchases and likes and comments on all my channels! It really keeps me going. And while I didn’t make my goal of releasing the last pattern in 2017 (#goalfail),  I’m getting close. Speakin’ of which…

…here’s a sneak peek of the nether parts of Lord a-Leaping with his coattails a flyin’. Ignore sloppy sewing, mismatched thread, and my wrinkly ET hands. *sigh* I’m sure a palm reader could go to town on me. Anyway, I’m loving Mr L-a-L so far. Still tweaking his proportions and thinking through the build for you guys. Next step: add pretty embroidery.

And after being only a few states away for a couple short years after she came home from Brazil, my bosom friend Robyn (recipient of the originals of the Twelve Days series and Very Patient Person as she waits for the last ones) is off again on another world adventure to Asia. I’m loving this pretty and heart-tugging dish she sent me, and I’m hoping she and her lovely family are settling in well in KZ.

Many hugs to you and yours across the ocean and the mountains and the seas, Bob!

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