Three-Quarters-Year in Review -2009

2009 was quite the busy year at The Old Post Road.
(I started blogging in March, so this "year-in-review" is actually only

I feel compelled to mention (while patting myself on the back)
that I completed several projects this year!

Feel free to RE-LIVE my favorite posts with me .....
or just skip to another blog and I'll 'catch you next year!'

Earlier in the year I made a family Birthday Banner........

(with very few instructions - because I was a newbie blogger,

way back then).

and then I sewed a cute ruffle for my bench........

And then shared my sister's spray-painted bathroom cabinets with you........

In August, Mr. TOPR and I

painted the front of our house.

Now THAT took a while!

You watched me slip-cover a deteriorating chair.............

And sew some burlap curtains for the kitchen............

and new drapes for the dining room..........

Which actually included a full dining room overhaul,

thanks to a deadline set by Melissa at The Inspired Room

and her ingenious Procrastinator Party!..................

I managed to sew new porch pillows many times here, here, and here.

Decorated for Christmas..........

And the entire purpose of this blog was to sell more of my art!

2009 was a year full of painting

and more painting ..........

with some of my art actually on display in a local toystore window for Christmas!.....

(almost done with the bragging)

I've noticed that I cannot PAINT and BLOG at the same time! Yikes!

What Shall I Do!?!

The best part about blogging is all of the new "bloggy-friends" that I've made

(and I sincerely appreciate your encouraging words!)

So, -I'll just continue to juggle the blogging and the painting,

and "oh, yeah" the "Mom-thing".......

God is good!

Now, I am off to set GOALS for 2010.

Can you believe it is 2010 ?!!

Happy New Year!

It was such a pleasure to find one of my posts at Things that Inspire - on her list of favorite posts of the year! Read over her list, if you get a chance!

And please visit Southern Hospitality for additional 2009 reviews and The Shabby Chic Cottage for more Transformation Thursday posts and visit My Romantic Home for a Year-in-Review party! and Toot Your Horn Tuesday. and Fireflies and JellybeansAND at Somewhat Simple and Furniture Feature Friday and Saturday Nite Special!.


Anonymous said…
Hi Trish,

You are definitely an awesome DIYer. I love everything you did. Many blessings in the new year.

What a fun year! Love all the pillows.
Molly Anne said…
No I can't believe it's 2010. I went to write a check the other day and since no one ever does that anymore I wrote 2003!

I'm so very glad to have found you as I've so enjoyed your posts and especially your art.

Happy New Year!
annechovie said…
Thanks so much for your support and all the best to you in 2010!
Charity said…
I love your home, my favorite is the bench. It is old and modern at the same time. GREAT JOB AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Farmgirl Paints said…
You have been a busy girl!! Love it all. It's been a joy reading along and getting to know you. May 2010 be a year filled with joy for you and yours.
Angie Holden said…
Thanks for the year in review! I loved seeing all of your projects!
What a glorious 9 mos. you've had and shared!

Isn't this a great idea for us to share our best!?!? Please come visit my post when you get a chance.

Hope 2010 will bring you much happiness!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents
happy new year.. nice post! perfectly captured the precious memories of 2009. thanks for sharing.
your blog is darling! I need to come back and look around more when its not 2am!
Elaine said…
I came over from My Romantic Homes Year in Review Party. Looks like a busy year with many accomplishments.

Best Wishes for the New Year.
Great 9 months!!! Cute paintings too. You are very talented!
Love the things you've shared! The paintings are adorable! I wish I had the patience to slipcover my love seat! :)
great job on everything!
LOVE all your stuff, including that puffy cushy chair! But wowsa are your paintings ever gorgeous! I need to investigate those abit further.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna
Rue said…
I knew your dining room had to be among the best! I'm so glad you started blogging Trish :)

Marianne said…
You have been busy! Nine months, that is a pregnancy, I guess you could say your blog is truly grown and out in to the world now ;-)
Love your painting, but furniture and wall hangings. Really love the sewing projects, they always steal my heart.
Hi, TRish, what a wonderful array of projects you did last year! THey are all great. ANd I just figured out you are the scripture art girl. See, there are too many bloggers out there & I can't keep up. THanks for joining the party, it's been nice to meet you this year & I look forward to a fun 2010!
looks like it was a great year! super projects and lovely art.
Your dining room is gorgeous and I love the slipcovered chair. I know how tedious slip covers are, but they are worth it. Yours turned out great and you should be proud.