2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 68,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Where I’ve Been Lately

You may have noticed I’ve been missing since February. Don’t worry, I’m still here just haven’t been blogging. I had major surgery in April and it made me realize I need to focus my time better so instead of writing four blogs (crazy!), I am going to only write two. That just means all the content you’ve enjoyed here on Spring Stitches will not be posted over on my main blog, EvinOK.

To read more about the last few months and the surgery, here are links to posts in my main blog, EvinOK:

Guest Post by Jeni Pim: Perseverance

Where did the time go?

Recovering from Open Liver Resection Surgery

The last of those links details the growth and its removal as well as my recovery. It was a rough road but I wanted to share my experience with others to help them be less fearful of the surgery. It is intimidating but not impossible.

Doors of County Cork

There is so much brightness and a variety of hues on the doors of County Cork. Having been in love with color from an early age, I am loving the rich colors surrounding my new home. I couldn’t resist taking photos of all the doors that captured my attention. I’ll admit that on our walk up to Charles Fort in Kinsale, it took a very long time because I kept stopping to take photos. There is one particular block in downtown Cork City Centre in which each door is a different color. It is picturesque. I had heard this was so men coming home late (and a wee bit inebriated) could find their home by the color of the door.

I love the doors so much I created a compiled image of my favorites and uploaded it to CafePress. Check it out: http://www.cafepress.com/countycork