'Tis the beginning of the Season...
My college girl Miss Em is home for the holidays, all the way through New Year's. It's such a joy to have her home and be caught in her whirlwind of activity!
Thanksgiving was warm and wonderful this year, spent at my sister's beautiful home, enjoying the family with lots of chatter and laughter. The celebration included lots of birthdays for all the fall babies, including my Willow bean. Seventeen! I can't stop thinking of the song Leisel sings in the Sound of Music: "I am sixteen, going on seventeen..." So grown up. She's been busy practicing her part for the Nutcracker next weekend. We look forward to that.
Projects of my own: these little peeks are a set of ornaments I'm making for an artist ornament exchange. I think I'll make a few extra to send to some special people, including Barbara Babcock. She's an Artfest gal - I think I actually met her my first year and did a trade with her - a wonderful artist and a spunky gal. I just learned tonight that she's been in a terrible accident and was severely burned - 3rd and 4th degree burns! Her sister put a call out for people to send cards. I'm thinking, wouldn't it be great to send the word out through our blogs to help cheer up one of our art sisters during her recovery? If you'd feel so inclined, please send her some mail art or something jolly to make her smile and brighten her spirit. Her p.o. box is: Barbara Babcock, HC 62, Box 3868, Thoreau, NM 87323.
Addendum: I checked with her sister and she says it's ok to post this, so pass it on to other bloggers, too, to help spread the good cheer during a difficult time!