Monday, December 03, 2007
We had our TGIO (Thank God It's Over) party with my NaNoWriMo group on Saturday and it was great.I had planned to give a little Moleskine Cahier notebook to the person who finished first and the one who was way behind and still managed to catch up and finish. I was not expecting gifts from everyone so that was a pleasant surprise.
I got this great calligraphy pen and ink and this really nice journal with maps on it. I usually don't like journals with lines but this one has faint lines and wide spaces so that will be nice to use. I love that they got one with maps on it so appropriate since my book is about a map. What a great group. The next best thing is that they all want to continue to meet. So we are going to have meetings once a month from now on. How cool is that.
Here is the ornament I made for the exchange that I am in. I like the way it turned out. I hope to get this in the mail tomorrow. This is the front.
This is the back. I think that both sides look pretty nice. I used one of those paper mache' hearts and covered with decorative papers and ribbon and stickers and cut out images from a card. I hope my recipient will like it.
We bought our tree yesterday afternoon. i have no tromping in the wood story to tell, we went down to Lowe's and picked one out. The first tree that we looked at. I had gone into the store to look for something while Dave got the tree hauled into the truck. When I came out he was nowhere to be found. I saw this guy load 5 Christmas trees into his vehicle. It was so unusual that I had to ask what he was going to do with all the trees. He was buying a tree for all his family members. I has wondered if he was one of the very wealthy with a huge house with a tree in every room but alas that was not the case.
I have started decorating but as you can see my poor tree is still naked. I should have better pics tomorrow.