Dec 12, 2007

wishing you

Photo by Allison Toth, from the Holiday Traditions Exchange 2007 Flickr group

Did you hear my sigh of contentment? The pattern layouts are done, the house is clean, and the etsy gift shopping is done. I finally had a chance to leisurely peruse all of the lovely photos you've been uploading to the Holiday Traditions Exchange flickr group - and I have to say, you went all out! What lovely decorations, and what incredible packaging! Check out this one from Christie:

Christmas Traditions Swap

Can you see the wax seal on that envelope? Brilliant! And the child's apron? Too adorable. Thanks to all who have shared photos of your creations.

Speaking of your creations - for those of you who have made Reading Pillows or Mei Tais, please upload your photos to the Montessori By Hand Patterns flickr group! It's a fantastic resource for others who are making the patterns - your use of fabrics, etc. can serve as great inspiration. I know tons of you have purchased one or both of the patterns, but the group looks a little sparse right now - let's spiff it up and send some love its way!

Ahhh ... I'm still sighing. The winds of this happy sigh are carrying me to the kitchen, where something sweet will emerge in about an hour.

Christmas music? Check. Emmeline Apron version #1? Check. All is good.



Joyful Abode said...

I sent yours yesterday! But I am not sure if I should wait until you get it to post pictures to the group... I don't want to spoil the surprise!

Also, I didn't get a chance to take pictures of everything... was in a little bit of a hurry to get it out, especially since I was already a day late. :(

I hope you like it!!!

ToadyJoe said...

I'd be delighted to be a tester! I even have quite a bit of free time between now and the 19th - which is a rarity, so... it must be a sign, eh? :) The sewing machine is already out on the dining room table, so there's sign #2. Thanks for the consideration! Amy

Annika said...

I purchased the reading pillow pattern but I just haven't had time to make it! I hope to do so by the end of the year, and I'll be sure to share pictures.

I wish I could volunteer as a tester but that little time problem is insurmountable. Alas.

And most of all, I wish I had been able to do the traditions exchange. Next year! (There will be a next year, won't there?)

The Wooden Spool said...

You are just going to town, girl! Can't wait for that apron pattern to appear! happy holidayz

Bridget Benton said...

I love seeing the pictures from the exchange! I didn't do any exchanges this year, being all new to the blogosphere, but am very much hoping to next year . . . and that apron patter - YUMMY!

Amy Turn Sharp said...

thanks you for the holiday traditions 2007
It was a amazing :)