Friday, December 14, 2007
The Snow Queen....
...Has come to life here in the studio (see the sparkling sleigh here, listed on eBay now), and is also scheduled to make a personal appearance in the form of yet another winter storm, due this weekend. We were looking forward to visiting friends down near the city on Sunday, but the forecast is making travel seem more and more unlikely...So it's looking like another weekend of painting, and hopefully - finally - getting the tree up!
It's a very strange holiday season this year, and I'm usually much more on top of things, having completed all the decorating, baking, cards and gifts by now. But I suppose John Lennon was right - life is what happens while we're busy making other plans. Between John's recent health crisis, lots of errands and doctor visits, and repeated problems with the new car (four months ownership and five trips to the dealer for repairs?!), to say I've fallen behind would be an understatement.
But much as we enjoy the trimmings, what will make Christmas special for us this year is that we're together; John is home for the time being (with heart surgery likely after the first), Courtney is arriving next Friday and will spend 8 days here, and we've scheduled visits with family and friends throughout the week.
In the studio, the Witch's pantry I've been promising has been pushed back until after the holidays, but look for a wonderful new knitting box (or mitten box - not sure what I'll call it) to be listed soon, and well as a new Halloween piece. Everything will be on three day auctions until Christmas, in an effort to allow as much shipping time as possible.
Many thanks to all of you who've sent cards and emails with well wishes and inquiries about John, and kind words about my work - you've made a very stressful time much less so, and I love you all. :)
Wishing everyone a happy and blessed season!