I've been meaning to say thank you for all the kindness you expressed and support you gave in 2008. It was such a year of growth for me. February marked my return to this space after five months away, and you welcomed me back with such warmth and friendship. In the following months I shared more about myself than I ever had on my blog and was grateful I did each time. Somehow I finely found a way to be open here, about life and work, learning and making which has been such a comfort and a key reason why I've been able to stick around. I was never good at just talking about making, when there's so much behind the scenes that goes into it all. I am so grateful for the friendships I formed this past year through this blog. And grateful, too, that largely because of you, the spiral has widened quite a bit for me. Thank you for listening, commenting, and sharing this past year. It meant so much to know that you were there.