Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

etc., etc.!
I hope everyone is enjoying some good happy times as the year ends!
See you in the next one!

Love always,

Friday, December 18, 2009

Our Tree

Our tree, originally uploaded by Needlings.

It's finally up and it finally really feels like Christmas around here.

I love handmade ornaments, not surprisingly. We cover our tree with Christmas happys made by real folks and that makes me happy. We've collected quite a few over the years including ones I've made at various stages as well.
A lot of my newer favourites came from various loved etsy favourites - especially those little green trees with ribbon and happy faces from They're adorable.

I really feel lucky.
Happy holidays sweet people!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Makers' Market Holiday '09

Makers' Market Holiday '09, originally uploaded by Needlings.

My show season wrapped up on this past Saturday when I participated in the last Makers' Market of this year on James North at Christ Church Cathedral downtown Hamilton.
It was so much fun - I loved hanging out in this amazing building all day. The photo above shows just a little portion of the view from behind my table.
So many great people and a great day all around. It really felt like the beginning of the holiday season for me.

I'll be spending the rest of the year finishing up orders and working on large orders and of course participating in end of year holiday family things and other funness. We got our tree which came from a local farm and we even got free homemade apple cider to take home with us. It was very sweet. The tree is currently residing in the garage until I manage to clean up my work area which I will be sharing with said little tree shortly. I'll be sure to document its illustrious arrival.

It snowed for the first time of the season so I corned it up and watched, "White Christmas," my favourite Christmas (and otherwise really) movie.
I've made my poor family suffer through an obscene amount of viewings over the years but I think they still like it!
It's hard to believe the year is almost over. I'm excited for the year to come.
I hope everyone had a good November and feels ready for winter.

Love you,