The very last days

Oh, Christmas is celebrated and New Year is just around the corner! This year has been wonderful, and it has brought many new things and experiences with it. I will make a monthly review on 31st, but I still would love to take a little look at 2011 already.



Our winter was fierce; it was long, cold, snowy and miserable. All the pictures taken between January-April have sort of cold blue tone in them, and I am still surprised I didn't break my camera while taking pictures in -30c degrees. Huh. But that said our summer was the best ever: long, hot and beautiful. I practically lived outdoors.



Sun was shining, it didn't rain at all, and it lasted until September or so... A perfect summer! The autumn was great this year too, not that rainy but mild and colorful (and winter hasn't really arrived this year yet, it's about 30degrees less cold than this time last year. I'm not complaining, just wishing that maybe it will not arrive at all this year?).




And the travels on 2011... I have had quite a few this year! The annual wool-expedition of course, but a few trips to Helsinki too, here are the traveling sisters on September:



And then there was the wedding, where bags were handmade, everyone wore their best (just look at those little shiny shoes) and everything was wonderful. We also had a lovely, lovely stay in that pretty castle-like hotel, and we're heading back for a "go-away-dull-January" weekend around 20th, yippee!




And the blogging world - it has been so wonderful to share all this with you this year again. You, my dear friends here&there&everywhere, have celebrated my birthday, summer holidays, wedding and Christmas with me, and made an average Monday/Tuesday/any day 100% brighter and happier. You have supported my business, complimented my creations and made me smile with your comments, e-mails, cards, letters and gifts - thank you so much! I wish I can be there for you (in sickness and in health as they say) in 2012 too - I know it'll be a special year for all. These are for you, dears:



Lovely last days of 2011!

Yours,
Mia

18 comments:

faith76 said...

And a happy new year to you too for 2012 :)

Leah x

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Leah, may it be wonderful for all of us!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

Bless you Mia, it has indeed been a really wonderful year...so much gets crammed into 12 months and it's only when you look back you realise quite how much! I really enjoyed looking back on 2011 with you and I love so much having you as a true friend my dear. Here's to 2012....and more excitement!
Love Jane xx

Mia said...

Thank you for your truly wonderful friendship, Jane! And here's to 2012 - the year of THE wedding! I can't wait!!

Happy last days of 2011, and kisses to that handsome Billy-boy!

Yours,
Mia

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe what a really lovely post. :)
It's been wonderful sharing 2011 with you especially since it was such a special year for you.
I really look forward to joining you in 2012 and having fun along the way!! :)
I'm very happy to call your my friend.
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hello dear Vivienne,

Thank you for being here today (and every time I post!) - it really makes me happy! You're my friend too, truly, and my family also knows "the ladies from UK" I mentions quite often :)

Happiest days to you and yours, and how was the ring????? ;)

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

What a lovely post Mia, I really enjoyed the quick look back and look forward to reading all your news in the coming year. Have a fabulous 2012!!

Beth/The Linen Catxx

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely post, Mia. So much has been happening over the last 12 months! Sending you warm wishes for a very Happy New Year!!
Helen x

Anne said...

A lot can happen in a year!! Thanks Mia for sharing your last photos and thoughts of 2011

Here's to an even better 2012!!

Your friend,
Anne
PC22

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Oh Mia, you've made it all sound so beautiful :o)
And your pictures are lovely!
Have a very Happily Married New Year Mia :o)

May you and your business go from strength to strength my dear.

Blessings to you and yours lovely lady xxx

Donna xx

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

It's funny how you think "I've blogged about all this" but then when you choose another pictures, it all looks new, fresh and different! And this year has really been great. Some not-that-cool there too, of course but who's remembering?

Joyful New Year soon!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Helen!

This year seems to gone very quickly, but then again: many, many things have happened!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year soon!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Anne!

It's been a good, good year, and many, many pictures were still left out... I love photographing, and wish it'll be brighter and lighter soon here too!


Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you dear Donna!

I'm so happy I've met you all here during this year, and wish to see you next year too!

Have a great New Year soon!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Dear Mia, thank you for a lovely post! Your year has been exiting and very creative! I love that white bag with birds and the dark one with 'saniainen'!
I wish you all the best for the New Year 2012!
Love Teje
Ps. I have tickets...

Mia said...

Wonderful Teje, tickets!!! If I got this right - when are you arriving? Welcome! Happy New Year!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

...you got it right - I have to wait till 22th of April! I hope then it's spring! x Teje

Mia said...

Oh man, that's wonderful Teje! In April it's bright, sunny and pretty here and spring is in full bloom! And you'll be surprised how quickly the time will fly, it's not quite tomorrow but not much else either :)

Happy days!

Yours,
Mia