Okay, this is a red-letter day! Today is the day that I make my last trek to the Post Office and send off my final packages of the season. Every year at this time I'm wrapping gifts, foraging for that just-right box, and fretting about whether I've forgotten anyone. You'd think I'd have wised up a bit by now and start earlier but no, not me!
To tell the truth, I actually adore wrapping presents. It's the mailing part that stresses me. Now I can really have some fun with the gifts that stay here or will be hand-delivered. No worries about keeping things flat!
Here's a pic of a birthday gift I'm mailing today. I think it's kinda purty in spite of its flatness. Hope the recipient thinks so, too!
I should have been studying for finals or preparing for Christmas but I snuck in some time to make these this week as well as one that was just too darn chunky to scan.
That pink butterfly is made from really thin, pliable metal (aluminum?) and I remember them from my childhood...just not sure in what context. Anyone? Bueller? I got a few at a yard sale a while back & would love more if I could find 'em. They hold whatever shape you like.
Card at top left made from a recycled envelope which was made from a recycled catalog page or something. Repurposing...my favorite kind of art!
...it's here. It's official. It's December. Don't know about you but I waded through Thanksgiving in a sort of surreal fog. It just didn't "feel" like Thanksgiving. Don't know if it was the warm weather or my biological clock or what. I admit, I was sorta dreading Christmas.
Had to make a trek to the Post Office late yesterday afternoon. I decided to hit the one in the little village of Clarkston rather than my usual one, which is in a strip center next door to a huge mall. The traffic around there is bad all times of the year. Anyway, I really lucked out as the village was all decked out in its old-fashioned holiday duds and lots of the little mom & pop shops were conducting a holiday open house. I had a great time strolling about in the drizzle, gazing at all the unique lovelies while listening to diverse seasonal music & enjoying sample bites of this & that. Kicked my December off just right! A major cold front blew in last night, coating everything in a sparkly, glassy tunic. I savored my morning coffee with my first slice of Panettone of the year and started a pot of stock (turkey, of course) in preparation for tonight's soup. It's beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas! Hope you stumble onto some Christmas cheer, too.