This will be a short note to you dear readers.. I am busily hand-addressing 50ish envelopes in which to enclose my Christmas card and family newsy-letter. And then I had to create my newsy-letter and pick out photos from the last year... and write in 200 words or less what we've been doing for the last 12 months... LOL.. amazing how our busy lives for a whole entire year can be condensed to fit one third of a 8 1/2 by 11 inch page!
I've been thinking for the last day or so that I want to do a "give-away" but have renamed it "Gift-Away" as it will be a gift to you. I will post more information on it tomorrow. No need for secrets, it will be for one of my hand-crocheted heart ornaments. But tomorrow I will photograph one and tell you how to win one for your very own tree.
I just love my Parker fountain pen. It's made of iridescent creamy white with black marble veining throughout. I have the matching pencil with .09 soft lead that writes nice and dark and the pen in which I have a Gel refill in medium blue. I do love my nice pens! I have quite a collection of beautiful bottles of ink, the red I'm using is from the Private Reserve Ink - incredible collection of inks in mind boggling colors. Private Reserve Ink
We have our tree up and a lot of our decorating done but things keep getting in the way of my completing the tree decorations! Tomorrow.. right?
Yesterday I led a meeting of the Portland Women's Forum - I'm serving my 2nd year as President. It's a nice group of ladies whose mission statement is to preserve and protect the Columbia River Gorge and whose original members raised the funds to buy an important viewpoint to save it from being developed by private companies and it would have been lost to the public forever. They did it by having tea parties and talking to the powers-that-be. :-) Here is the group just this last Spring at the Portland Women's Forum State Park that they saved!
Well, off I go to address more envelopes.. swoosh and curlie-cue I go!