Wishing you all a wonderful 2008 -- I always love the start of something new, a new year, a new book, a new journey, whatever. It's so exciting. ANYTHING could happen! This could be the year aliens land! Or not.
I've been a bad blogger lately, been back to work on polishing up Silksinger, twiddling my fingers and wondering if my editor read what I sent him. And now I'm rushing off to a party, but I wanted to quickly put up some very late holiday pics -- and pics of stuff I made as gifts but couldn't put up BEFORE Christmas without the recipients seeing them. Didn't make too much this year, been so busy, but I HAVE to make SOME gifts.
I made three scarves. One for my mom:
One for Alexandra:
And one for this little birdy, who was destined for the top of my mom's stocking (I did not make the bird, just the scarf):
Jim and I collaborated on a few paintings. We meant to do more but ran out of time. This one was for Alexandra:
This one for my sister, whose two favorite things are wine and serpents. Jim drew it. LOVE it. See what the happy snakey ate for dinner?
(Jim also made Emily this necklace -- the snake is carved out of horn, and those are snake vertebrae on the sides. She loved it! She left for a tiny island off the coast of Honduras at midnight on Christmas, incidentally, to study pink boa constrictors. No joke.)\And for Chary:
Lastly, I love stockings! I didn't get a pic of them all, but here's Jim's, with a robot and a zombie Captain America poking out the top (of course):
And mine, with a book worm and the Anthropologie knitting girl, see you can see her knitting basket in the bottom:
And my mom's, with her scarfy bird. So cute!
And lastly, before I dash away, here's Leroy, old fourteen-year-old doggy, looking supremely happy that he gets to go with us in the car, early Christmas morning. Sweet boy!