I must have been a good girl this year because Santa brought me lots of wonderful things. My favorite of them all is this beautiful Needle Tree that Theresa's Dad made. Somehow Pete, Theresa & her dad conspired to have this beautiful work of art made just for me! I could hardly believe it when I opened the package and saw it there!
Don't know what a Needle Tree is? It's for holding your knitting needles, of course! And holding them in style, I might add. Theresa's dad made her one of these a while back and I have admired it *so* much! I'm so flattered that her dad made one for me!
I received lots of other goodies too! (I'm spoiled -- really I am!) Pete got me some CD's (Chutes too Narrow by The Shins & The Tyranny of Distance by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists -- both *excellent*), a super comfy robe, A Man without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut (my all time favorite author) and he's getting and assembling a new desk chair for me. Don't I have a great husband?
I almost forgot (probably because after I opened this gift it was taken away again for safe keeping) my Mom got my sisters and her tickets to see Wicked!! It's going to be a girls day out -- to lunch and the show. How fun is that?!?
Favorite gifts that I gave: The Final Solution print by Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine. He is one of Pete & I's favorite artists. And Jay Ryan's new book -- 100 posters, 134 Squirrels. (Pete has been looking at this book a lot -- so I think I did good :)
And of course it was fun getting gifts for Maddie. She is so appreciative & filled with wonder at this age -- it's very fun.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!