Archive for December, 2007
I loved this mostly Etsy Christmas*, no malls and everything came right to my mailbox. (I did give the mailman some cookies for his trouble.) Oh wow, my list was so long. My only complaint with my Etsy purchases is that they came so nicely wrapped that I hated peeking in them before I gave them away!
Great stuff was had from
Girlscantell – awesome screen printed placemats
chiecarroll – beautiful digital photographs
thepuzzleman – wonderfully crafted puzzle in a box
2dy4 – irreverent humor
woodeyeglass – painted and sandblasted glassware
papersilly – lovely journals
mixedspecies – wacky stuff
morganstreet – luscious body butter and soaps
youstinksoap – Super lip balms
markmywords – cocoa stirs
cebehandknits – gorgeous soft scarf
yellinmoon – fabulous girls cape
hullabalooboutique – flirty skirt
littlelily – darling pinafore dresses
pdxbeanies – chic beanie hat
justkiddn – cute booties
moderncharm – fun headbands
born2beewild – rockin’ onesie
theplaidgiraffe – cool t-shirts for boys
And some amazing presents for me from
* I do have to fess up to a few gift certificates and two childrens toys that were not handmade. I tried my best but I couldn’t make 100%.
I’m not usually this attentive to the weather but it’s unusual to get a foot and a half of snow (that’s about half a meter to you metrically inclined folks) in a week. It’s been colder and snowier already that it was the entirety of last winter. This is a week ago. We had another 6″+ snowfall yesterday. This is now. Pretty.
Another 6″ yesterday…. before it turned to rain and now ice. I love New England.
The courthouse steps quilt with the ribbon border has been delivered at last! It was a wedding present for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law who where married in May. The center is a Michael Miller Eiffel Tower print to commemorate their Paris engagement. The steps are their springtime wedding colors – green and purple. Cathy – machine quilter extraordinaire – once again did a fabulous job with a variegated thread in yellow to green and a pattern called “Joust”. And how about that ribbon border, eh? I think it absolutely makes the quilt. In the end, it was well worth the effort. (I had a really tough time getting these pictures, they’re not very good, apologies.)