Thank you for your kind words of encouragement about my job situation. I'd just like to be done with it, and move on with my life. We have access to a career counseling firm, and I'm hoping they'll be able to help me discover what I really want to be when I grow up! I admire people who have always known what their field and purpose is in their work life.
This post is much later than I had hoped, so I'll be playing catch up with photos, and also visiting your blogs over Christmas week. I hope you are enjoying the winter season! The snowfall here in New England has been breathtaking.
Here is another ornament, the same swirl pattern as the one with the tassel, but different colored beads. Also completed is my 1930s beret. The ribbing is probably too loose, but otherwise, it seems to fit OK. What do you think? The front view photos came out not-so-great, which make me think that the beret is not really my style. Or maybe I need to do a different pattern.
Last year, I found these glittered sea shell ornaments at a local shop, and just fell in love with them. They don't really go on our big Christmas tree, and they're too heavy for our small one. So for now, they'll dress up the Seashore office. But maybe someday, I'll do a little seashell tree and use them that way.
And speaking of ornaments, our shelter is having a little fundraiser, a memorial tree to honor beloved pets. Here is my sweetie:
I want to make a second annual plea to please remember your local shelters during this season of giving. Financial donations are of course wonderful for helping with the enormous vet bills, but if you can spare a bag of cat or dog food (or cans), or some cat litter, it is very much appreciated. Old towels, new inexpensive litter boxes, dog bones for the dogs, sponsoring a special needs pet in honor of that hard-to-shop-for loved one on your list...all are great ways to give homeless pets a little bit of Christmas until they find new families.