I have no idea where that came from.
Anywho, a bloggy friend of mine is having a giveaway. She's giving away a devotional book at this post, and the pickings are good ones. I like them, at least. I know that if you go over and leave a comment, it makes it less likely that I will will win, but my book shelves are full, so head on over to Cheryl's and say hi, will ya?
In response to Mental P's request yesterday for more on the book post, I'll tell you a little of Connie's story, since there are lots of other stories in the book (a Guideposts book), all true answers to prayer. Geez - I really don't want to give you much, though, since Connie tells her own story so well. Lemme just say that she was driving to her son's ball game and had to change routes because of a major accident. She prayed several times for the accident victims and medics on the way home to get her husband. When she arrived at home, her husband insisted on driving and was clearly very upset. You'll have to get the book - or head to Connie's blog and leave her a comment asking what happened - to get the rest of the story. I just cried and cried. Maybe it's because Connie's already one of the best friends I've never met and I already knew the ultimate outcome. I dunno.
I'm sewing again. Not by choice, really, but yes, by choice. Not smocking. Sad, huh? I want to smock, I really do, but I just don't care for it at the moment. I want to weave baskets. And I don't have time for that right now. So what am I doing? Making a cape for my daughter, Maybelline. See, she reads FaceCrack, but I know she doesn't read my blog, so it's safe to tell you all what I'm doing.
The day after Thanksgiving I purchased 5 yards of black faux suede. Yesterday I purchased five and a half yards of red satin brocade, with an Asian gold embroidery. Black on the outside, red as the lining. With a hood. Gorgeous material. It's one heavy son of a gun. But it will look great with her sleeveless black satin and velvet gown that she wears for vocal performances.
I think I'm about done with Christmas now. I need to mail my SSS gift today - Georgie's Secret Santa Soiree'. It hasn't come together the way I wanted it to, dang it. But it's together and heading for the post office.
I've burned a couple dozen coasters and other things with my cute wood burning tool already. It's much fun, but I need more wood and cork. Even then, I don't know that I have that much time before Christmas to get more gifts done.
There was a Christmas party at my house last Friday night. One of the guests left random origami swans around the house. They're beautiful. Oatmeal Head found a tiny one last night, hiding out on top of the doorbell in the hall. Adorable. No one's fessed up yet, so I've no idea who made them. I kinda like that.
That's about all the random holiday stuff I've got for now. Maybe I should leave you with a random holiday video? I think I should, since you've been so patient and waded through my pre-Christmas mess.
Until I write again ...