Tag Archives: xmas

the santas so far…

all are for gifting family and friends this christmas. i have more to do: a scottish santa for my sister and her scottish husband, a couple more for special friends, a frostie for my cousin and i might do a La Befana for a small friend. at the current rate of a santa a day, i may just finish!

santas 2008

what i’ve been doing…

i dunno…sometimes i think this is a good thing to pursue. other times…i think i suck.
some santas and frosties…

Santas & Frosties

Two Santas

some other stuff in various stages of undoneness…

In process...tree spirit

In process...

Treespirit with Squirrel

12 days of xmas a la jezebellydancer

ok…here’s mine. will do lots of people later!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, thereallinda sent to me…

Twelve weeds drumming
Eleven dogs piping
Ten crows a-leaping
Nine birds cooking
Eight wolves a-healing
Seven coyotes a-painting
Six raptors a-drawing
Five chri-i-i-is smithers
Four witchy brews
Three martial arts
Two shiny things
…and a yoga in a herbology.

Get your own Twelve Days:

return of christmas

This time last year, my back trouble was so debilitating that we had to cancel our Christmas party for all but immediate family and a few very close friends. But this year saw the return of our annual Christmas open house after my successful surgery. It was a long, happy day full of food, drink, presents and lovely people.

Here are a few photos of Christmas morning behind the cut.

xmas shopping sorrows

There’s a nursery/gift shop/very cool (but too expensive) place called Waterloo Gardens where I love to Christmas shop. It’s just up the road apiece, walkable distance but best to take a vehicle with cargo capacity.

Every year, Waterloo Gardens transforms the gift shop, green houses, nursery and numerous nooks and crannies into a true winter wonderland. Outside, you can find every tree, shrub and evergreenish thing bedecked with lights of prismatic colors. Squint and you see the aurora borealis — wide open, elves hiding. At Christmas-time, the inside heaves into alcoves of seasonal, cultural themes…Victorian, Italian, German, Pagan, country, sophisticated and others not easily named.

I’ve found the most amazing ornaments and decorative items in years past: velvet pomegranates, gravely grapefruits, demented snowmen sporting tartan scarves. But not this year. This year there were no nooks, alcoves, crannies or secret corners. No ethnic themes or oddball Santas and snowmen.

I spent two hours looking for the most amazing things and found uninspired displays of average offerings.

what happened?
did the buyer die?
did all the cool craftspeople move away?


end of an era


saddest xmas quote

In response to the theft of all the collected xmas gifts for the poor which were stored in the basement of a Baptist Church in Pottstown, PA.

“God don’t like ugly.”

all i want for xmas…

this is not my fault. westlinwind made me do it!

Dear Santa…

Dear Santa,

This year I’ve been busy!

In April I helped brni hide a body (-173 points). In June I bought porn for dan_ad_nauseam (-10 points). In November I didn’t flush (-1 points). Last month I set greygirlbeast‘s puppy on fire (-66 points). In October I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn’t yield (-8 points).

Overall, I’ve been naughty (-258 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!


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