02 December 2010

hello december

these photos were taken in northern minnesota on thanksgiving morning- during our eight hour driving extravaganza!
hi there friends.  how are you today?  i've been feeling quiet these past few days, but wanted to pop in here and say hello.  yesterday was a busy day and i missed what apparently became a  tradition over the past two december firsts...a self portrait in my backyard (you can see them here, and here).  the weather yesterday was definitely more like 2008 than 2009- snowy and cold!

hanukkah began last night and jared and i had a quiet evening at home and lit the candles.  this weekend, we'll have his brothers and their families over for latkes and i'm really hoping to teach the little boys how to play dreidel (gotta start collecting all my pennies!)

speaking of the holidays, i've been making some good progress on my big sweater project (one for each of our three nephews- almost two down!) and i'm hoping to squeeze a few more presents out in the next couple of weeks.  our annual "secret snowflake" and gift exchange is coming up at my office and i need to start collecting a few small gifts to leave on my snowflake's desk throughout the week...do you have any good ideas?  i'm thinking of tea, soaps, candles, hot cocoa mix, little notebooks...

tonight, we're heading out to see some music.  even though it's cold and dark outside and i'd be perfectly fine cozying up at home with some tea and knitting, we're trying to make an effort to go out more.  so we're going out.  and i know it'll be nice.  hope you have a great evening, friends.

just to let you know, i've decided to extent the 15% off and free shipping in my shop through the end of the year.  i've really enjoyed the few items that i've been able to pick up from other talented folks' shops this season, and i'm grateful for the opportunity to share my work with you all. 


  1. i can't imagine how cold it must be. here it is so hot and humid.

    have a lovely evening, julia.
    and happy hanukkah xox