Miss Callie Mae reminded me this morning there are fourteen days remaining until Christmas. I am very late in writing my annual Christmas letter, apologies please. The elves are slaving in the workshop working diligently to complete all the Christmas orders, the reindeer are eating extra portions needed for the long night of deliveries on Christmas Eve and Mrs. Claus has been struggling with a broken oven. It's a tough job being Santa and you are handling the job like a champ.
Since I am late in writing my annual letter and am giving you my Christmas list on short notice, I am going to keep it simple:
- A Lone Elm Lane wooden box--those Blackbird designs sure look nice in these boxes. My favorite color is the Robin's egg blue. I promise I will stitch at least one design for the box (Gulp)
- Membership to a Girls Club--there are so many wonderful choices it is hard for me to choose just one. There are the Girls Clubs through Country Sampler (Maggie Bonanomi and Stacy Nash), Notforgotten Farms Little Stitches Club and the new Colonial Gatherings Club with Dying to Stitch. Since you make wonderful choices, just pick one.
- While we are speaking of clubs--how about a retreat? The John C Campbell Folk Art School in North Carolina is having a retreat, Dipped in the Dye Pot its about dying wool. I could dye wool and you could take a much needed vacation in the mountains and prepare yourself for Christmas 2014. You also mentioned a visit to Liberty, Missouri--I could visit some wool shops and you could enjoy some KC barbecue. Always thinking of you,
- Embroidery scissors and needlework minders make great stocking stuffers
- If you are running low on time, a gift certificate from the framer would also be appreciated. You know, for all those Adam and Eve samplers I keep yapping about.
- Normally I would suggest a gift certificate for the Nashville Needlework Market. Since the market is usually around Valentine's Day, I'll save that one for Cupid's list
- Callie Mae asked to be remembered. She is hoping you will bring her an upstairs cat condo. She says, "a
catgirl can never have to many condo's and she would hang out with me in the workroom. We both know she needs another condo for her pretty head.
I'll end the list there--sure don't want to appear greedy or unappreciative. You can share the lump of coal and switches with the neighbor down the street who neglected to rake his leaves. Your favorite home baked cookies will be waiting by the hearth and there will be carrots for a reindeer snack. No worries about falling through the roof, we repaired it this summer.
A very, very, good girl and Miss Callie Mae