Happy Eddin's Day

  • Posted on: 21 December 2010
  • By: MeiLin

Good Yule, friends! Party

Being pagan, we give our presents to one another on Solstice. We cleaned off the dining room table so we could *actually eat off it zomg* and cleaned our altar--new candles, new altar cloth, rotate the Green Man to his winter face. We ate pork--traditional for Yule--and broccoli and salad and cranberry sauce.

And then we opened presents.

I got two Kindle books I really wanted--MK Hobson's The Native Star and Gail Carriger's Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate). A pair of knee-high sock garters and these mitts that I fell in love with at Sock Dreams but would never ever buy myself (now I won't take them off), AND a pair of socks. A hand-drawn book by No2 Daughter, and a beautiful watercolor pencil portrait of me by No1 Daughter (who drew a HILARIOUS comic book for her father that I'm hoping we'll get to post on her site). And a fistful of Preppy fountain pens, my favorite cheap delivery systems for gorgeous ink. Just in time too; two of my current four have gone walkabout. (They'll pop up eventually.) Also I get to go, er, toy shopping with Velvet Ackbar. *ahem*

Oh! and I'm getting pictures of people with my book! yay!

I finished two of the three example felted slippers I decided to make at the last minute for everyone. The girls got to see what their booties will look like, though they're big, floppy and unfelted; No1 got slate blue and dark brown, No2 wine and navy, and VA got clogs in two shades of gray. (I'm making myself a pair of brown booties later.)

Oh--and VA got matching Jamie and Adam bobble-heads. Smile

Tomorrow is a skip day for the Gulch. BUT! You will be treated to some original art by No1 Daughter, the creator of Love in Idleness.

Happy Eddin's Day, everyone!


Gudy's picture


... to all scientists, geeks, tricksters and gender queer folk. And to everyone else, too. Smile

And you know you've played entirely too much Fallout 3 when the first thing that pops into your head after reading this:

MeiLin wrote:
Oh--and VA got matching Jamie and Adam bobble-heads. :)
is that this should give a +10 increase to his Science and Explosives skills. Biggrin
Pikachu42's picture


Even though I'm late! It sounds like you had a really great day! Where did you find this sock site? I LOVE socks! Especially knee socks!

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Their warehouse is less than a mile from our house.

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