Yesterday was Calypso's birthday--three years old! I didn't get to spend it with him but I'm sure Ann showered him with love. This was taken last time I was there.
First, some neighborhood flowers! This one is in the yard of our next door neighbors. I don't know what it is but its little hat always charms me. The other flowers don't have little hats, so I don't know why this one is lucky.
This one is across the street from our neighbors' at Terry and George's house. I love the color. I don't think they're thistles but if they are thistles they are kinder gentler thistles than wild ones.
Here's the Stephen West shawl I'm doing with Zauberball Crazy. It's the Botanic Shawl and I like this one a lot. The last time I was in Eugene I was digging through the stash and found a ball of Crazy in blacks and whites---I want to make something with beads. Red beads.
I've been doing some Iris Folding Christmas cards. This one is a Santa Head ornament that is missing its eyeballs. They will come (I plan to have a major Heat Embossing session at some point). If you look carefully, you can see that the white part of the card is embossed already.
And while I'm moving away from the type of cards where I just take someone else's pattern and cut it out, I have been using up my sparkly vinyl by using it as card backing. This reindeer has black sparkly vinyl as a background and while it doesn't scream "HO HO HO" it is kind of elegant, I think.
AND I have a new desk! We have a desk nook that has been desk-less for almost two years. While I've always 'worked' when we're out, I've generally worked at the dining room table and Zoomed in my workroom. I found this desk on Amazon and it fits nicely in the desk nook and the light is good (there's a great overhead light in the nook, so my Zooms should be well lit. And I can also get a small lamp if I need to). It's really basic so it won't get messy, but I like how the legs look.
That's all from here!