Let's review: Pictures 2007
Continuing yesterday's "year in review" theme, I've chosen one posted photograph from each month of the year. These are not the BEST photographs from each month, they're the ones that sing to me for one reason or another, or make me smile.
It's not as easy as it looks -- there were some months that it was tough to choose only one, and others that I just had to close my eyes and just pick one already. I was reminded of a "game" I used to play with my sisters and the Sears, Penney's and Wards catalogs -- not only the Christmas catalogs, sometimes the big ones, too. I'd sit with a sister and we'd go through the catalog page-by-page; we'd each have to pick something we'd want from "our" pages -- if I was sitting on the right, I could only choose from items on a right-hand page, if I was sitting on the left... or sometimes we'd switch it up and could only chose from the others' pages. Well, anyway, here are my photo pics for the year.
January -- I love this picture; I was showing DH how I can take a self-portrait with my camera phone (or a portrait of us both!).
February -- St. Brigid's sleeves get lengthened.
March -- Kind of crude, but it makes me laugh; it's one of the elements I made and used for my brother's birthday card.
April -- Let there be peas on earth!
May -- I love this photo of Mack, wearing his new baby a sweater, playing in the back yard.
June -- Lilies-of-the-valley nightcaps! This is one that if the neighbors were watching when the photo was taken, they might wonder about me.
July -- Special Swap! This was my first and favorite Special Swap. My partner, the theme, the idea, the timing, all the pieces -- everything came together perfectly. It was pure joy to make this tray for Lynne.
August -- Addison arrives. (God, I love babies.)
September -- It's football season! (I love toddlers, too.)
October -- Multi-tasking Saartje's Bootees.
November -- Opal Socks Hundertwasser Der Blaue Mond as Argosy scarf. This was one of my favorite things to knit all year. I love the idea and inspiration for this yarn, love the colors, love how they work in this pattern -- I wear this scarf a lot, and other people seem to love it, too. I would like to make another.
December -- Here's a glimpse into the future, because this picture hasn't actually been posted yet. These are two little Odd Fellows made this month and sent off, in a PIF sort of way, with upsized Santa Hats on their heads. I hope they make a couple of kids very happy. The one on the left is for a young girl, the one on the right for a little boy; favorite colors as specified by their mothers. I had so much fun making these. I can't look at them and NOT smile. XO.
Y'all let me know if you "review," too, eh?
Beautiful! I will follow in your footsteps, but a little later...when things calm down.
Posted by: Celia | 13 December 2007 at 11:04 AM
Fun pictures to see again! I made one of those Santa hats last week but didn't think of upsizing it. How many stitches bigger did you make it?
Posted by: Carole | 13 December 2007 at 12:47 PM
Vicki - What a great idea! I think I'll have to follow your lead. Such lovely photos - it's nice to revisit them and feel happy all over again.
Posted by: Jennifer | 13 December 2007 at 01:20 PM
August and September are my faves!
Posted by: Cara | 13 December 2007 at 02:37 PM
Wow - what a year it's been! I remember every single one of those pictures. And I think I recognize a little bean too! I believe an acknowlegement is on the way and can I just tell you (how could I have forgotten) the the squeeeeeeeeel of delight upon receiving it was a delightful sound indeed. She couldn't believe that it was for her and that you would do something just for her! Thank you Vicki! Thank you very much!
Posted by: deb | 13 December 2007 at 04:15 PM
Ooh, a picture review--I like that idea!
Posted by: --Deb | 13 December 2007 at 05:52 PM
Wonderful picture choices. The beans have been seperated at birth. ;). Thank you so much for the one for James. I can't wait to see his expression when he sees it peaking out of his stocking on Christmas.
Posted by: Tonia | 13 December 2007 at 08:32 PM
What a heartwarming peek at 2007! Is it too early to wish you & yours a wonderful 2008?
Posted by: rachel | 14 December 2007 at 05:36 AM
I love your year in review in words and pictures. I shall follow suit, but not just yet.
Posted by: kmkat | 15 December 2007 at 12:23 PM
I just love your little Odd Fellows! Since you've never posted a link, I'm going to guess you made them up yourself. Guess I'll just have to do the same! I enjoyed your photo memory montage.
Posted by: Felicia | 16 December 2007 at 08:56 AM