Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Day 366 - Wednesday 31st December

My Way
"And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,Ill state my case, of which Im certain.
I've lived a life thats full.
I've traveled each and every highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.
Regrets, I've had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.
I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.
Yes, there were times,
I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.
I've loved,
I've laughed and cried.
I've had my fill;
my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.
To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
I did it my way.
For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!"
- Frank Sinatra

Well this is the last day of this challenge and I have certainly done it my way. It was meant to be self portraits but when I look back, there aren't many of those.
I have made some fantastic friends along the way who I hope will remain life long friends.
I have lost over a stone in weight - thanks to the inspiration of Kay and Lynne on UK Scrappers.
I have started a troll bead addiction - thanks to the inspiration of Kay and Lynne on UK Scrappers - oh and Sarah who is the queen of the troll beads.
I have started scrapboooking - which I still don't totally love -but when I have such a great subject of Zoe, it is wonderful to capture those moments with more than just a photo stuffed into an album.
So what will next year bring? Who knows for certain, but I have a lot of crafting stash to use up so I had better continue on with scrapping. I want to make some mini books and will look for a new challenge to start this year too - I do have something in mind.
Anna is also going to be doing a new challenge called "A Snapshot of my Life" - look out for details on her 365 blog over the next few weeks.
Well that is enough from me - just a photo required.
This photo was my first photo of this challenge
and so I thought I would use a similar one - it was taken on the 18th December on Zoe's birthday.


Shirley said...

A lovely way to finish your year Claire and that smile has been lovely to see during the year too.
This has been a great experience to share with you.

Kay said...

Oh Claire we have to keep something going that keeps us all together hun. You're last entry is superb hun and that piccy of Zoe is lovely.

knitkath said...

Oh hasn't Zoe grown up! Been lovely to follow her progress throughout the year, and to get to know you! Long may we stay friends!

deb said...

I have been following your blog all year - I started 365 challenge and lasted 2 days ! so well done for finishing it. I have enjoyed following your family and its lovely to see how Zoe has grown up in just 12 months. Deb AKA Ruskin -art on UKS

Mary B said...

Wonderful way to finish off and I love to see how much Zoe has grown in this year

AlliR said...

Your blog has been great to read all year Claire, Zoe is such a cutie and some of your posts really made me chuckle. It's been lovely to take part in this project with you and everyone else, and I'm looking forward to another year chatting to you all. All the best for 2009!

Lynne aka retired nana said...

I am glad you did 365 your way, it has made such interesting reading and has let me get to know you too. Glad we have met IRL and don't let us lose touch. xxx

domestic goddess said...

beautiful Claire, so pleased i got to meet you in November and i cannot wait to see you new challenge, a great set of themes!
hugs and happy new year xxx