December 28, 2016

2016 Wrap-Up

You might have noticed that I’ve cut way down on blogging this year. After more than 2,400 posts, and ten (!) years of blogging almost full time – for years, I wrote five times a week – I have found that it is hard to find the time to devote to blogging. I love the community of it, the friends that I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had. But the thought that I had to find a topic, gather images, do the research and then the writing, just got too overwhelming and so I made the decision to slow down. In 2017, I am going to aim to write once a week, and I hope that you will still follow along.

I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite posts of the past year, most of which were crowd faves, too!

First up, the new dog. After losing Connor about 14 months earlier, I found adorable little Figue, a Yorkie mixed with some other things, possibly including poodle. imageShe is so completely and totally different from Connor as to be an entirely new species! She is silly and funny, and fast as lightning. She adores riding in the car, sticking her head out the window, and barking like mad when I stop!image

In the spring, I took my longest vacation in ages – two full weeks in the UK, with stops in London, imageWales imageand the Cotswolds. image

The weeks were enlivened by wonderful visits with family and friends, and the discovery of G&T in cans!image

In September, my friends at Halcyon House Antiques hosted a pop-up shop for me, which was loads of fun. image

I had made some tea-towels as a one-off for the pop-up and the idea has turned out to be phenomenally successful and I had to hire someone to help me hem the towels!image

I am so lucky to have friends with an amazing cutting garden, and every other weekend during the summer, I get a bucket full of flowers. I have such fun arranging them in the myriad vessels in my collection, regardless of whether vase it the original purpose or not!imageimageimageimage

I want to personally thank you for reading Pigtown*Design, and hope that you enjoy it. I always love to read comments and try to respond to each one. Thanks!

23 comments:

  1. Hello Meg, You still post more frequently than most bloggers (to say nothing of the MedChi blog), and each post is a bright spot.
    --Jim

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    1. Thanks, Jim! I always appreciate your comments!

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  2. You have a wonderful blog & I always take time to enjoy it! Happy Holidays!

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  3. Meg, whatever crumbs you wish to throw our way we will happily consume! Quality counts more than quantity, and the fact that you have the discipline to blog on a regular basis is pretty amazing in itself. I would like to be a blogger, but know that I wouldn't last long before running out of time, and steam.
    Hope 2017 is a great year for you, and would love to see you if you are in upstate NY again.
    Warm wishes, Cynthia

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! Hope to see you in 2017. I hear I have to come up to Salisbury to visit Hathaway & Young's new cafe!

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  4. Topics, you need topics? I am amazed at the number of Colleges in Baltimore. If you were to find your self on a campus tour / inside peek at all the cool buildings ,the gardens on the campus of public, or private institutions of higher learning that may interest you.....

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    1. Oy! I know about the colleges, but it's the time to arrange, schedule, take pix, edit, etc....

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  5. Love your blog! You always have such wonderful insights! Hope you have a wonderful New Year and lots of amazing adventures! All the best, Joan

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  6. Love this blog and you and little Figue!!! Thank you for all you bring to us WHENEVER you post......I appreciate you so much! Happy New Year, Meg!

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    1. Thanks, Vickie and Happy New Year to you!

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  7. Dear Meg,

    Thank you for your blog, you are very talented. Have enjoyed every post and appreciate the time and effort you take in creating your posts. I will look forward to the once a week posting . cheers and happy new year

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  8. I will gladly read anything and everything you write. Best wishes to you for the new year!

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  9. Meg, thank you for sharing your time and talent with us ! Happy New Year

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  10. This is one of my "relaxation" blogs. I don't read every day, but I come here when I want a little dose of quiet, and beauty. It never disappoints! Thanks for all you give, all year long! Happy New Year!

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  11. I'm with you Meg. I do two per week generally, and one if I'm busy. I think that quality and thoughtfulness are generally better than quantity. Hope to see you in the new year! xoxo -- Jennifer

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  12. I always enjoy your posts, so whenever the mood hits you is plenty grand for this reader!

    I cannot believe they have G&T's in a can. How were they?

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  13. Meg, I have been a follower for a long, long time and enjoy every post. I will still be here wether you pst once a week or once a month. I follow along on instagram so I get to see your adventures there as well. Thanks for sharing your talents, adventures and adorable pup.

    Happy New Year!

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