Tag Archives: ornaments

~:: Christmas Fête 2013 ::~

I didn’t shoot a lot of images of anything this year.  But I did remember to ask to borrow one of Cam’s photo lights so that I could shoot the Christmas Party ornaments – so you guys could see them … Continue reading

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~:: The Ornament Bash ::~

Here it is: an account of one raucous night in the company of greedy pirates and unprincipled chess players. ‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the place. All the children were scrambling, with wire and with lace  . … Continue reading

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~:: The Christmas Projects ::~

Okay, so I decided to make some handmade presents this year. You remember the camels.  And the dress I made for Andy? And there are a few other things that will show up in the Party post. I swore years … Continue reading

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~:: Christmas Party 2011 ::~

A week till Christmas Day.   But—the party is over.  The Great Ornament Party.  My one party.  Shoot, getting ready for Christmas day is NOTHING after this thing. For this the house is scoured, the halls are decked—a years’ worth … Continue reading

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~:: Stars ::~

Stars for Christmas Every year since I can remember, I’ve made a series of ornaments for family and a very few friends. With some, it’s been a thirty-five year exchange. With others, just a thirty-five year gift. I used to … Continue reading

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*::Yule Shindig 2010::*

Every year, we have the same party.  (see this and this and this and maybe this if you want some history – or repetition)  It’s pretty much the only party we have anymore.  And it’s a mean son-of-a-gun.  We started it … Continue reading

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~:: Tis the Season ::~

The horse arena is sopping.  Sopping, soaked, swampy.  And there’s more rain coming.  We woke to snow.  But the rain washed it away.  This on top of other snow and subsequent rain.  Even the high stalls are now turning to … Continue reading

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~o:> Ah, to be clever and crafty!

I guess it’s because of the photobooks that my days disappear so quickly.  My Cammon dropped by the other morning to borrow G’s iPod.  I noticed the green truck at our curb, sandwiched into a line of string players’ vehicles … Continue reading

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The Yule Shindig: pt. 2

Part Two: the party. As I have explained, probably once a year for the last almost twenty years I’ve been tell you these tales, this is a very old party.  The same people have been coming to it since the … Continue reading

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The Ancient Shindig

I have told this story before.  And I’m sure, by the time I have run out of words, I will have told the same stories so many times, my children will be able to build a simulacrum out of the … Continue reading

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