This perfectly delightful note is being sent
on paper I made myself to tell you what I
have been up to. Since it snowed last night,
I got up early and made a sled with old barn
wood and a glue gun. I hand painted it in
gold leaf, got out my loom and made a
blanket in peaches and mauves. Then, to make
the sled complete, I made a white horse to
pull it from DNA that I had just sitting
around in my craft room.
then, it was time to start making the place
mats and napkins for my 20 breakfast guests.
I'm serving the old standard Stewart
twelve-course breakfast, but I'll let you in
on a little secret: I didn't have time to
make the tables and chairs this morning, so
I used the ones I had on hand. Before I
moved the table into the dining room I
decided to add just a touch of the holidays.
So I repainted the room in pinks and
stenciled gold stars on the ceiling.
While the homemade bread was rising, I took
antique candle molds and made the dishes
(exactly the same shade of pink) to use for
breakfast. These were made from Hungarian
clay, which you can get at almost any
Hungarian craft store.
Well, I must run. I need to finish the
hand-sewn buttonholes on the dress I'm
wearing for breakfast. I'll get out the sled
and drive this note to the post office as
soon as the glue dries on the envelope I'll
be making. Hope my breakfast guests don't
stay too long. I have 40,000 cranberries to
string with bay leaves before my speaking
engagement at noon. It's a good thing.
P.S. When I made the ribbon for this
typewriter, I used 1/8-inch gold gauze. I
soaked the gauze in a mixture of white
grapes and blackberries which I grew,
picked, and crushed last week just for fun.