Wednesday, things picked up considerably... I entered a local TV contest and won two tickets to the Leonard Cohen concert here in Victoria on November 30. I was absolutely thrilled and my hubby, who just loves L.C. was over the moon. The tickets were rather expensive for us right now, so much to our regret we had decided to pass. A lovely, unexpected gift!
Friday brought a *birthday party* for our little pooch, Mr. Shelby, who turned 10! It was hilarious how his head went back and forth, side to side, when we sang him Happy Birthday. He got so excited and was jumping all over the place like a puppy. He knew those extra yummy treats were coming....
But alas! It was raining outside and his lovely, fluffy Bichon*hairdo* went all curly before we could get a photo of him. Like he cared! All he wanted to do after a trip outside was curl up on the "studio" couch in his afghan and take in the warmth of the fireplace!
Friday also blessed us with a pretty blanket of swirling snow overnight. Boy did that wind howl through the pine trees in our backyard! I woke up in the middle of the night and looked outside... those giant Douglas fir tree tops were swaying pretty darn good. It has always amazed me at how the first snowfall makes things look so fresh.... I love it!! The cold plays havoc with my arthritis... my hips were just pounding in spite of having taken some medication... but once I got up this morning and got moving, things improved.
The past couple of weeks has seen Christmas breaking out all over my studio! Little clay angels, the snowbabies I love to make, swirlie suckers, tiny peppermint candy and ribbon candy ornies as well as some tiny presents with bows. Here are some photos...
Hope this nudges you towards some Christmas creations and sends some inspiration your way this week. There is nothing like a handmade gift for your friends and family for Christmas that says "I love you" more loudly!!!
A wonderful Thanksgiving to all my American readers this coming week!