A little announcement - I have been invited to be on the design team for http://artzdescrap.blogspot.com/ . It's a fun blog devoted to altering items (this month it is a matchbox - see above) and the DT is very international. I enjoy altering things and find myself going a tad overboard sometimes with the embellishments. LOL! I envisoned this matchbox as a box holding the crown headdress for a miniature princess so it had to be super frou frou with lots of pink and gold. Hope you can join us for the challenges.
Christmas was wonderful - it's always a joy to be with Brian. We went to see Sherlock Holmes on Christmas day (fun but it could use some better editing. I did love the visuals though - it is so arty - very steampunk!). Then we came home for lots of hors'doevres including yummy shrimp, and for dinner I did a standing rib roast (absolutely delicious and the leftovers made the most incredible vegetable soup for Sunday). Santa was very good to me this year - a set of Kolinsky sable watercolor brushes, lacy lingerie, a bottle of my favorite Gitana sherry (super dry and absolutely incredible over ice!!!!), some dark chocolate covered cherries, giftcards to Michaels and Starbucks, a fabulous metal Pottery Barn reindeer (from Brian as Sarasota has a PB store), a Lenox porcelain reindeer, and some new potholders for the kitchen which I really needed. And something really unusual - on Christmas eve day we had 3 mail deliveries (I know, unbelieveable!) - in the morning with my Scrapgal DT stuff (yay!), around noon with normal mail, and finally at 4:30pm with my January Sampler for DT work. Amazing! I have to compliment the postal service on great service! Of course, getting all that product was like a present too. I took down the tree etc on Dec 26, thoroughly cleaned the house, and put out white accent pieces. I always find the house seems bigger and more open when I take the holiday stuff down - sort of zen-like - less is more.
Hope you had a super holiday and have a wonderful new year. I am swamped with DT stuff right now (a fun swamped!) and work - but it's all good! It's cold here this morning - 39 degrees - that is COLD for south Florida! It's supposed to warm up the next couple of days and then be quite cold next week but I plan to make lots of soups and bread, and snuggle up on the couch under a little quilt and read. "I love it when a plan comes together" - anyone know where that quote comes from? Hint - it is from an 80s tv show that Brian used to love.
Thanks for reading and ttfn.