In reflecting back on this year, I have to say that you my Dear Blog Friends have been truly amazing and ever so inspirational to me! Meeting and spending time with some of you at Silver Bella in November was a beautiful and special highlight of my year. Heather, Karla, Karla S., Beth and Stacie you girls are some of the most creative and talented sparkles in my new gem stone friends collection! I have to say also Dear Blog Friends, that the saddest part of my year was in October when I lost my older brother, but your comforting prayers were a God send to me and I Thank You. Looking toward 2008, I will be launching the online shop for Raised In Cotton by February. Many of you have emailed me about continuing my posts on vintage embellishments, which I plan to do. I love visiting your beautiful blogs and want to "pay it forward" by sharing some of my idea's for you to try. In the next few weeks, I will be posting on some exciting news that includes the shop and myself. So Dear Blog Friends, I want to extend my heartfelt wishes for you all to have a Happy New Year.