“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Strangely, that quote is comforting to me right now.
After vacuuming the house today (a magnificent feat in and of itself since our dog is half Boder Collie), I managed to package up all the parcels I have ready to send out. Maura and Tamara‘s Wacky Ducky Contest prizes will be going out tomorrow, along with a box of fiber for an aspiring new spinner and a box of handmade goodies for my niece and nephew. I am bound and determined that I will make it to the Post Office and somehow manage to overcome the hoard.
Anyway. Speaking of parcels… I got my Channukah package from Crimson! She’s so cool, she even packaged up eight different gifts for each night of Channukah. I… well, I was going to open one a night but my family goaded me into opening them all at once. Damn them. I was trying so hard to be good.
So, here are my eight lovely prezzies with the packages that will be shipped (come Hell or highwater) tomorrow:
Rubber ducky stickers, buttons! (squee), and bells. A sheepy cross stitch ornament and an “I *heart* sheep” nicknack :D (both of which have been assimilated into the flock and are making friends), a pirate shot glass (this’ll be seeing some use come New Year’s), a crocheted flower (meant to be a pin, but I have Cloche plans for it, mwahaha), and (yay!!) an alpaca calorimetry from the recent knitty. I took a very bad picture of myself wearing it, I assure you it looks better when I’m not the one photographing it.
All these loverly gifts made me want to finish Crimson’s Christmas gifts and Wacky Ducky Contest prize even more (not that I got to, the house was a mess) so I ironed the fabric in question after the Madame Defarge’s Christmas Party this evening. I’m going to be very cantakerous tomorrow if I don’t finally get a chance to sew.
Yes, Madame DeFarge’s Christmas Party was tonight. We arrived an hour late (so fashionable we are, I know) and were the last to leave. Classy. Anyway. Was tons of fun. St M and D had fun teasing Janis’ pets. I worked on my lace mitt and am happy to report that I am nearly done with it. I had to tink back, oh, I think it was 3 times. D and I kept deciding that we didn’t like this or that and that I needed to start again on the hand. Right-o.
I just finished a movie with Mum, another set of Straight Rows on clapotis, and I’d like to go to bed now. So, good night (or morning or afternoon) and I think I’ll close with this duck story P sent to me.