Monday, December 03, 2007

TGIO Party

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.


MissKoolAid said...

What beautiful gifts you received from you fellow Nanoers. So fun that you all want to keep meeting.

The ornament is beautiful as well. I'm sure the recipient will love it.

I miss the smell of a real Christmas tree. My parents always put up the fake one and I have no room for a tree in my apartment. Enjoy decorating your tree!


violette said...

Congratulations again Kate for finishing the Nano writing marathon! Yay! I love this ornament you made....hey...maybe i'm getting it?

Love, Violette

Pam Aries said...

Congratulations again for doing NANO! An awesome undertaking! I love your pretty tree and the ornament is darling! you are a very creative gal!

Sue said...

Congratulations Kate! And what a beautiful ornament....if you ever want some part time work, there's a little studio here in the UK that could use some help.

Love Sue xxx

KaiBlueCreations said...

what lovely folks you've hooked up with. Thats a gorgeous ornament!

PEace and fun, Kai xx

Julie Marie said...

Lovely ornament - I especially like the front.

Our tree sometimes sits naked until Dan gets the bubble lights on!