- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you need my address, email me at fiberaddict75126 (at) yahoo (dot) com
- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday a little brighter!
(I tried to put this behind a LJ cut, but 10 tries later it still isn't working. I give up!)
1. 10 dent reed for my 45" loom (even used!)
2. Hand-thrown pottery mugs
3. More mis-matched Fiesta dinner plates (we have enough for 2 meals...I'm running the dishwasher every night!)
4. Beads for my daughter - she's discovered the joys of beading! - and I have no beads. (She's 7 - this is the first "real" craft she's actually gotten into!) (she's getting a pottery wheel from Santa, but I'm not sure she's really interested or just said that to impress the potter we got the Structo loom from.)
5. Some fluffy chenille yarn to weave bath towels
6. Some small boat shuttles so the kids will leave mine alone
7. Bunch of small amounts of colored 8/2 cotton for weft for dishtowels. I tend to stick with the same 4 colors (burgundy, blue, green and white), and that gets boring after a while.
That's all I really want/need. Sorry it's not 10, but I have a nice house, decent car, pretty good life - just not enough money or time! Not complaining, though - I have my kids and great in-laws and not too bad parents *g*.
On the home front, the kids are home and happy. Himself's betta died last night, so we buried him under the white rose bush when he got home and had a small, intimate (2 mourners) funeral. We ran to PetSmart and got a replacement.......he's ok with it. The original betta was red; this one is silvery-blue. He is doing OK right now.....
Herself made a bunch of beaded things for Christmas presents. Family, you'd better *LOVE* them, 'K?! She put a lot of effort into them!
Dishtowels v.2.1 are going well. I've figured out a modification so I can whip up a bunch to sell (maybe) in April. We'll see...