…which started with the writing of numbers on little bits of paper, putting them in a yellow-ware bowl and having my deario choose the recipient of the calendar. I am happy to announce that Louise will be receiving it and that I will be in touch very soon!


And I am so grateful for all of the recommendations. I’m especially glad to be reminded of the Gladys Taber books…which I have never read! Tho’ I remember tending them and Madeline L’Engle’s Crosswicks Journals (I put those together in my mind, tho’ I’m not sure they are similar?) in my beloved bookstore years. I am looking forward to dipping into the list in January, when my Christmas books are finished.


With my day in town and errands behind me, I have a whole glorious week to stay at home and fill the last of the orders at my Etsy shop, continue cleaning and adorning, and begin the making and wrapping…


I’ve warned this spider and others that they must take shelter, as duster and vacuum will soon be in use here, after weeks of neglect. I’ve never been one to handle a full plate with ease. The opening of my shop really threw my always-fragile rhythm off for awhile. But it’s been very interesting (and gratifying) and I am eager to see how it will all settle out in the New Year.


For now, tho’, I must stop taking photographs…protect my breakfast from ever-so-innocent-looking kitties…and get on with my day. And I’ll be thinking of you, going about your own day, as I assemble calendars in my studio, and dust and polish in mine…

P.S. Tomorrow, the 11th, will be the last day that I take orders at my shop. Well, take them and get them on their way to you before Christmas! You may still place an order after that date, but I won’t send it out until the week between Christmas and New Years Day.