Hello my friends! How are things going with you? Things are going along well here at the farm in Oregon. Each year I design my own Christmas card - I have done so many different ones over the years.. stenciling, watercoloring each card, and for the last several years I use one of my own photos. I used to print them all on my printer then cut and fold them.. but for the last few years I've send the PDF file of my design to my printer and they print and score them for me. I sent the design to them on Wednesday and picked them up yesterday, just one day later, on my way home from a meeting. :-)
Here is my "workshop". I put a big art board on my lap in my easy chair, the dog crawls up and makes himself comfortable and I fill my fountain pens with red and green ink and set to work.
I took the photo on Wednesday, too. I was at a loss what to use this year and went to look at the tree for inspiration - I thought.. hmmm.. Dayle got that glass ornament for me as a gift last year.. it's Santa and Mrs. Claus baking together.. he thought it looked like he and I.. isn't that sweet? I think my granddaughter's gave me the ornament next to it.. isn't it precious?
I have several fountain pens but these two are my all-time favorites. The one in back is a Parker Duofold Centennial Black and Pearl. It has a nice flow of ink and I love writing with it. The one in front is a sterling silver "Yard-o-Led" pen - Victorian. It has a finer point but I also love writing with it.. if you've never had or written with a fountain pen.. you really should get one and try it. It transports you back in history. :-)
I wish I could send you all a card.. but since that would be hard, please accept this image as my gift to you. :-)
I thought I'd share a few of my favorite ornaments on the tree at a time than a post of a lot of them. I have collected half a dozen of these Italian cherub angel ornaments. I got my first two at an antique store - I'd never seen one like them. I've filled out my collection on eBay.. :-) They each are playing a different musical instrument.. this one has a tambourine. I asked Caleb to hand one to me and he goes.. ewww.. I don't like this one.. you can see it's privates! LOL!
I think I found this one last year on eBay.. he sure is sparkly with the colored lights on! The tree we have, you can have the lights all white, all colored or blinking back and forth. Crazy new invention!
I am meeting Gracie for lunch before we swim. Dungeness Crab Salad.. yum! I hope you have a wonderful day ahead of you.. and a great weekend, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)