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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Little Good Things Swap (sign-ups 11/24-??, send-out 1/7) on: December 17, 2018 07:04:01 PM
I came close to signing up for this swap two or three times (including again just now), but I know I can't. The send-out timing is just bad for me - I can't allow myself any more swaps until February. Sad

But I can hardly wait to see what makes other people happy!

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Winter Book Swap Gallery on: December 12, 2018 05:36:34 PM
So glad you liked the package, Onyxnox! Of course I had to laugh when I opened mine and found a hand-carved Ex Libris stamp. And then again when I read your complaint that your stamp carving is so much less sharp than mine. Hah! Look at the photos below and see if that there's any truth to that.

First off, I should say that the Kahlil Gibran is really from craftylittlemonkey. She gave it to me, and since I already had one, I passed it on to you. And I hope you enjoy Gormenghast as much as I do. Ludi will approve.

So, I knew I would be a problem for any partner in this swap, because my reading tastes are all highly unpredictable. I expected the result might be a wonderfully eclectic mix, and Onyx didn't disappoint me.

I got the catalogue of a famous exhibition of William Morris at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which I've always been a bit bitter about, because it happened while I was away and I missed it. Second, Klee Wyck, Canadian artist Emily Carr's collection of letters, stories and reminiscences. Oddly, although I'm a great admirer, I've only read her memoir The House of All Sorts, not the better-known Klee Wyck. And thirdly, a biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I have also not read, in spite of being a big Sherlock Holmes fan.

Then the book-related crafts:

Look at this hand-carved bookplate stamp! Does that look fuzzy to you? And not only did she carve the stamp, she printed a dozen self-adhesive bookplates and hand-coloured them! The image of the chair, book, lamp and moonlight is just so beautiful. Cry And then three fabric bookmarks with quotes about reading. I love striped fabric like this, so they're perfect.

Of course this is Onyxnox, so there were more amazing crafted items. A beautiful little book of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which I wish I could show every page of here, and a snowball ornament with a little winter scene inside. Amazingly detailed! And even a package of mustache paperclips. Cheesy

And finally, the chocolate:

And hour ago I didn't even know that chocolate tea was a thing, and now I have two packages of it! One is a black tea with almond, yerba mate, carob and cocoa, and the other is a pu'erh tea with cocoa nibs and chocolate. I can hardly wait to try them. And then three Purdy's chocolate bars. For those who don't know Purdy's, it's a very old (100+ years) chocolatier in Vancouver, BC. I didn't even know you could get these out here in Ontario! What a treat this is going to be!

Thanks for all of this, Onyx, and now I wish I had packed more into that package for you!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Turmeric-hiding Yellow Tee Shirt on: December 10, 2018 04:29:42 PM
I love this SO MUCH!!!

4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Winter Book Swap: Sign Ups Closed-Send Outs: 12/7/18 on: December 05, 2018 07:59:48 PM
I can picture my perfect book reading room exactly, with its comfy wingback chair and footstool, side table for tea (tall enough that you can reach for your cup without looking, and maybe a tiny electric hot pad to keep it from going cold), lamp for evening and big window for daytime, with a view over the valley. Any valley. A ticking clock, a fireplace and a cat would be nice too.

But in the here and now, I'm pretty much assembled. I have book in hand (thanks to the amazing craftylittlemonkey), crafting 99% done, chocolate purchased (after a harrowing journey into the Christmas Market today. The crowds, the relentless, sanitized Christmas Holiday music, the garish decorations... shudder! But it was worth it.) Just have to arrange a meet-up with Onyxnox and we're done.

5  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Winter Book Swap: Sign Ups Closed-Send Outs: 12/7/18 on: November 27, 2018 04:47:08 PM
It would be interesting to have tea with Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet et al. Probably quite a lot of bother, but fun in the end. But I think the most entertaining would be Bertie Wooster. Jeeves would keep things running smoothly, and Bertie and his friends would keep the chatter lively, to say the least. Tea would probably elide directly into cocktails without anyone (except Jeeves) noticing.

My search for just the right book for Onyxnox has ended, with the amazing craftylittlemonkey coming to the rescue with a purchase from her local used bookstore. We just have to arrange to get it from her home to mine (about an hour's drive). Crafting is underway and going well. Chocolate is surprisingly more tricky, because I know exactly what I want to get, but it means negotiating an overly-crowded Christmas market. Ick!


PS: And Elenora Sweet- I love your new logo!
6  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Winter Book Swap: Sign Ups Closed-Send Outs: 12/7/18 on: November 23, 2018 04:49:34 PM
Powell's is a national treasure. And it's a great source for books online too. If you don't want to give your money to Amazon and it's ilk, they're a great North American alternative.

I was thinking about the loss of great bookstores today, as I have a book in mind for onyxnox but don't know where I would find a copy. With a postal strike still hovering over Canada, I don't want to risk ordering it online, and Toronto doesn't have a big, multi-department bookstore anymore. It's a great loss.

7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Honeycomb and Bee Linocut Print on: November 18, 2018 05:51:14 AM
This is terrific, especially for a first try at linocut! I'm curious about how you applied the gold leaf, though. When I saw this I first assumed you'd made a separate block for the gold segments, but it doesn't look like you did. Did you brush on adhesive or size after the ink was dry, or did you somehow cut perfectly-shaped pieces of leaf and adhere them onto the ink when it was still sticky?

8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Winter Book Swap: Sign Ups Closed-Send Outs: 12/7/18 on: November 17, 2018 04:51:12 PM
I have the amazing Onyxnox as a partner! We're practically neighbours. Which is fortunate, as Canada Post is experiencing labour problems right now, and it's a perfect excuse for us to meet up to exchange packages in person. Which we would probably do anyway.

9  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Winter Book Swap: Sign Ups 11/9/18-11/16/18. Send Outs: 12/7/18 on: November 15, 2018 05:30:24 PM
A Facebook friend recently introduced me to BookCrossing.com.  It's a great idea, but I haven't got involved yet.

10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Winter Book Swap: Sign Ups 11/9/18-11/16/18. Send Outs: 12/7/18 on: November 15, 2018 05:27:36 PM
Oh, Psyche, I'm afraid I have to tell you that the long-dreamed-of "wall of bookshelves" won't solve your problems in the long run. We too have a wall of books in the basement. And another in the spare bedroom. And about 8 additional bookcases around the house, most of them floor-to-ceiling. And there are still books piling up in corners. I'm dreaming of a separate house just to house the books, but I know it wouldn't end there, either.

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