22 December 2009


Camera trouble.
Memory card trouble.

My photos are gone.
And my computer can't read my memory card.
Technology . . . sheesh.
(It's probably the operator.)

So still no photos of new pieces.
(Pieces which I am QUITE excited about, by the way.)

I'll try again tomorrow.

Meanwhile, enjoy some stone photos that I already had lurking around my computer files.
A few of these have already been used,
but most are waiting patiently for 2010.


In other news, the Monkey is feeling much better.
Gotta love that bubblegum flavored amoxicillin.
I think it makes him a bit silly, though.
Today he said,
"Mommy, Mason is a lollipop."

Okay, honey.
You're a lollipop.
Who refers to himself constantly in the third person.

What else?
I think I'm done shopping!!
Still have a bit of wrapping to do,
and I'm trying to make gifts for most of the women in my family . . .

I get into these sewing fits where I hand stitch a bunch of bandanas made from old t-shirts.
It's a lovely project found in Alabama Chanin's book Stitch.
I wear bandanas all the time in the studio.
I'll show you one I've made sometime.
Sometime when my memory card is working.
Cotton-pickin' thing.

I guess I'm a bit chatty tonight, huh?
I get so giddy this time of year.
Mason and I laid for awhile under the tree earlier,
just peering up through the branches and lights.
How does that not remind you of being a kid?

I always feel a little wistful,
remembering how huge the tree used to seem as a kid.
Maybe that's why I still love the oversized, bushy ones that make no sense in our small living space.
It makes me feel small again.
I can lie down under it or reach up to touch an ornament and feel like a child.

I highly suggest you spend some time lying under your tree this year.
Especially if it's live.
The fragrance alone will carry you back.

Are you bored with my ramblings?
Here, have some more pictures.

I also get a little giddy around this time because Keith and I met at this time of year.
Four years ago tomorrow, actually.

We have a pretty good story, he and I.
Certainly with its highs and lows,
but a new romance paired with the magic of Christmas is enough to make a girl burst.
And I still feel a bit of that with each year we're together.

Alright, alright, I'm hushing now.
Off to work on some Christmas present producing and packaging.

I just want to say one last thing.
I really appreciate you all being out there.
There was a time when I never would have been able to imagine
forging friendships via a blog.
But every week that goes by and we chat,
or you write me,
or I read your words on your own blogs,
it just makes me more thankful for you.
More aware that you are real,
and friendships don't have to be physically visible.
And the world is a bit smaller than I thought.
And I'm not alone.
And we're all in this crazy, messy, wonderfully bizarre "living life" thing together.

Merry Christmas y'all.


  1. Crushing on your beautiful stones (they are rather addictive aren't they). Glad the monkey is feeling better (Lucy speaks in third person too - "Lucy is getting mad."). I'm still wrapping and crocheting gives (one necklace and one pair of earrings in the tumbler as I type), thankfully shopping is done. Take care, wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday filled with joy and the wonder of the season.

    p.s. In my life off of the computer I don't really know any other women who own torches or get giddy about rocks. Its more than just that- I feel a kinship, a feeling of belonging and then consequently a feeling that things are possible if I just try. I continue to be amazed at the fantstic things being created, the words and images like magic on each page. Thank you.

  2. Awwww. Sending you a big trans-interweb hug, dear friend. That was a super-sweet post. Makes me wish we lived nearer than a state away.

    Those are some awesome looking stones, too.

  3. -too bad about that camera
    -glad monkey is feeling better
    -would love to hear the love story of you and your man
    -hopen' your memory card is better behaved in the new year
    and TOTALLY feel the same about the on line friends I have made!!! it is such a heart warming thing to be a part of.
    I can not even remember how I came upon your blog...but so glad that I did...you are dear to me.
    blessing, love and light to you and your lovely family....
    you truly are a treasure!

  4. Merry Christmas to you! The stones are all awesome and I look forward to seeing what you do with them. I totally agree about the blog world; I have some friends that I met through blogs that I think know me better than friends I've known for years. It's a fabulous thing.

    All the best to you in 2010!

  5. XOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    and Merry Christmas!

  6. *S*W*A*K* baby, ramble away... it warms my soulful cockles.

    no shopping to speak of done.
    not making anymore gifties... for two days.
    need to put up faux tree.
    need to clean dog hair out first.
    cookies? where am i gonna find that spare 20 minutes? i left it somewhere

    happy day to you, your manly man, the monkey, heavenly stones and many pets in NC... from the yankee in RI.