Some very good friends are on an airplane right now headed to Italy for Christmas. Before departing on
their holiday adventure they treated us to homemade pizelles, raspberry linzer cookies and hazelnut linzer cookies. Kadee and I will happily be munching away on these as we knit all day long....
brisk wintery walks in the evenings
cookies baked...and eaten
packages arriving at my doorstep
a swedish gingerbread house was built
ornaments unpacked and put upon the tree
sleeping in has been relished
cozy socks fill the laundry
layers of colorful scarves piled up to wear
lists written and checked off
cards still to address
...and the week begins
Each year a new poster is chosen for this frame, a fresh mantra thanks to The Poster List!
My hard work and late nights were greatly rewarded on Saturday and Sunday at Unique LA.
As you can see I sought out Jambas, pies, green tea and cookies for sustenance. Thank you to everyone who helped me (I owe you!) and everyone who visited my table and purchased items from me. It warms my heart when someone asks if I am the artist, is excited about seeing my work for the first time or tells me they come each year just to seek out my creations. There is something extra special about the Holiday Unique LA, although I'm getting more sleep this week I kinda miss all the late night preparations.
A nice surprise for me when I attended the vendor meeting for the upcoming Unique LA holiday show...my new deer cards are featured on the promotional postcard! And that was in addition to being inspired by Sonja's talk and getting a delicious glazed donut while waiting in the lobby of the Grammy museum. If you are in the LA area or within a couple hours driving distance this show is very much worth it. The focus is quality unique handmade in America items! I do most all of my own holiday shopping just at this one event and sometimes you see celebrities, too! Spread the word....
Today Hermie and I snuggled and watched Big and then later E.T. which pretty much made it a perfect day...Hermie snuggles and good movies.