It's so odd. I'd just been "chatting" (as well as you can via the internet) with Vicki at Knitorious about our love of Christmas ornaments and how every year it's like saying hello to an old friend when they come out of the box to be put on the tree.
I have two new friends this year. Peace and Joy. As usual, the camera does not do justice. These precious gifts will be cherished by my family for years to come. They were a gift from Jamie, a fellow Elanner. I'd just organized a swap so that a bunch of us could have a color card for my favorite yarn, Elann's Highland Wool. This amazing gift was her thank you. I explained to my son, Daniel, about the work that went into them and showed him a picture of an inkle loom on the web so that he could appreciate the value of these wonderful pieces of handwork. He was amazed. Thank you, Jamie, from the bottom of my heart.
Another piece of art made it's way into our home today. A certain kindergartner named Joseph built his first Gingerbread house all alone today in school. I wrung my hands as he pounced off the bus wondering how close to the door he was going to get before it crashed to the ground.
Oh ye of little faith. It made it to the door unscathed. He wanted to eat it as soon as his dad got home. As always, when we have something planned, Dan gets a duty call (he's a Criminal Investigations Special Agent for the Army). So we took a picture and emailed it to Dan at the office because Joe could not wait any longer.