Monday, January 19, 2009


I am thankful to God.
I am thankful for being born healthy in a family that knew no poverty or hunger.
I am thankful for having had friends with no means so I could learn to value things and also help them.
I am thankful for quitting a relationship that would have taken me nowhere and having met my husband, who I trust and love with all my heart (even when we annoy each other).
I am thankful for moving to Australia and having quality of life I never knew possible.
I am thankful for my BEAUTIFUL children, who are a blessing and make my life so much brighter. They can drive me crazy sometimes, but then make me cry with a simple smile.
I am thankful for having a job and working with great people that I call friends.
I am thankful for having found a hobby and craft that I find meaningful and that have brought me so many friends.
I am thankful for being able to share what I learn and my craft with the world through publications and the internet.
I am thankful for having people around me that understand how I feel and don’t think I am crazy for being upset over a couple of online photos.
I am thankful for having taken the time to blog here, and having found all you guys to support me, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
I am thankful for my darling husband’s encouragement to get my own domain.
I am thankful for having the clarity to see this is an OPPORTUNITY for something new and better than what I had before, so I have decided to start anew.
I am thankful for new beginnings.


My prepaid internet was pretty bad the last couple of days, getting so slow I was having trouble connecting. I couldn’t download e-mails because it was timing out all the time. Friday and Saturday I could not connect at all. I was very anxious to see if flickr was going to contact me with any news. I have begged them to at least give me my username so I can still participate on the online communities there. Today the connection suddenly got back to normal, and we received some great news, our broadband connection request finally went through and hopefully we will go back to our normal internet by the end of the week. It will be great to ditch this prepaid crap (excuse my language).

Flickr still have not answered and I am not sure what is going to happen there. No matter the decision, I know the photos are gone forever. So I have decided to drop this blog, I can’t possibly go over 150 posts to fix the broken links, I don’t have time for that. However, I have also decided blogging is a big part of my online life that I so enjoy. Sometimes it is the only thing I have time for online. So we have bought a domain, and we have installed blogengine.NET in there, so Alex can help me out with the coding. I have lots of new plans and things I am going to do to take my mind off everything I am leaving behind here.

The new website is nowhere ready yet, I am not sure if I am going to change the settings or not, where I am going to host my photos, where things go, etc. It is a true work in progress, but I am sure it will be a new fun corner so please let me know if there is anything you would like to see there (more tutorials? more projects? More products? freebies? More of my boys? More about me? LOL)

There will be some cross postings, I am not going to import this blog, I am going to start all over there. I might re post some of my tutorials and some of my projects from this blog in the future, but only time will tell.

So, THANK YOU for your support! see you soon and see you around!


Marta said...

Fico muito contente que tenhas decidido manter-te online e acho que fizeste muito bem em adquirir um domínio próprio. Também acho que às vezes é melhor encerrarmos um ciclo para conseguirmos seguir em frente e assim sendo muita força para o novo blog!


Peggy said...

I'm so glad you decided to start over Michelle, and it seems to me that you have plans to make this new blog even more spectacular!! I can't wait for you to get busy on it LOL. I loved your blog as it was, so no changes needed for me, although I guess if I have to pick something, I would say please put as many tutorials on there as possible ... for newbies like me blogs like yours are a treasure!!! And of course I love reading about you and your family as well, it's great to know the people behind the work a bit better too.
xxx Peggy

Melinda said...

I'm glad your hubby has been supportive and you have found the desire and way to keep doing what you love, Michelle. I'll look forward to seeing what you put together and reading your new blog!

Anonymous said...

Mi, Fico feliz em saber da sua decisão!!!
To doida pra "te ler" em domínio próprio!!!

Um beijão, Cá!

Anonymous said...

Mi, Fico feliz em saber da sua decisão!!!
To doida pra "te ler" em domínio próprio!!!

Um beijão, Cá!

scrapcat said...

I'm glad you are moving forward - I can't wait to see your new blog!

In the meantime, here is a little something for you: check out my blog:

;) Cathy

Shannon said...

Thank you for your thankful things. I was having a rough day and I am so glad you reminded me of the things we have to be thankful for instead of thinking of the things we would like to have. God Bless you and your new adventure.

soffy said...

Hi Michele... i am happy you feel better today!!!
I was sad thinking you will be gone from blog! but now that you have your own domain!.. that is great!!!... I know all will be nice again!... thanks for keep sharing with us...
By the way i like so much to look what you make with your templates... i have saved almost all so i can learn how to use one of your templates when i buy them!

I like so much to look your family pics too!.. so tutorials and demos of your products and pics of your family will be nice to keep looking in your site

a big hug from Colombia

Kate said...

Woohoo! You go girl! I'm so happy you haven't let the big guys win... you're much too talented to slip away from your fans!

I look forward to the new you!