gifts for me

December 14th, 2007

I thought I’d show off some of the gifts I’ve received, because all the gifts I’m making are still in pieces (or shipped! yay!).   The tea cozy isn’t really a gift, unless you count the ones you give to yourself.   I never thought I would be a tea person, much less a tea cozy person, but after my second child I just stopped drinking coffee.  “COFFEE!” used to be the very first thought I had when I woke up in the morning, but my son was very sensitive to caffeine and with two kids I had to be able to nap at a moments notice, so I started drinking tea (fascinating stuff, Meg, do go on).  It is custom made (a couture cozy!) from this shop and it fits my funny tea pot perfectly.  The little knit thing next to it is a dishcloth.  Knit up by my mother, just because I said I liked hers. Thanks, Mom.  I can barely knit my way out of a paper bag, so it’s nice to finally have some beautiful knit goods around the house.

My oldest friend sent me an amazing christmas package yesterday full of fabric scraps, vintage buttons and trim, and the feminine encyclopedia!  Actually, l’encyclopedie feminine des ouvrages! I took a couple years of French in college, but translating Baudelaire and translating crochet patterns don’t have much in common.  Luckily the diagrams are explanation enough and the ideas are pretty fantastic.  I do love me a good 70s craft book.

Did you open any of your christmas presents yet?

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4 Responses to gifts for me

  1. Ali says:

    Haven’t opened any pressies yet, but there is a particularly enigmatic box in the top of Hubby’s wardrobe. I’ve shaken it, sniffed it and examined the packing label but to no avail. Guess I’ll just have to wait till the 25th.

  2. janet clare says:

    I’ve opened a corsage which was a surprise package from Dottie Angel!
    Tea is my tipple of choice too (well and gin, obviously)

  3. Monica says:

    no suprise packages for me yet. Sigh.

    Even my husband forgot about Santa Lucia and so I got nothing and had to explain to the boys I didn’t get anything because Santa Lucia knew there was nothing I needed (… gosh the rubbish we feed our children…)

    And yes my husband has been quite sheepish for the past few days!!

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