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Countdown to Christmas - Week 9 - Handmade and Vintage

 

Can you believe that we are already ¾ of the way through this year’s Countdown to Christmas? Only 3 more weeks left!  Where does the time go?  The days are rushing toward the ever looming Christmas:  according to the Christmas Clock says (at the time this post went live), there are only 37 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes and those rapidly descending seconds until Christmas is here . . . again!

 

In Honor of Those Killed In Paris

 

Yesterday, as I was driving to set up for a show, information started coming in about one . . . two . . . three bombs going off in Paris.  And then more.  And then there were reports of hostages at a concert.  All during the show, I kept getting news alerts on my cell and would share with several of the other vendors.  The show last night was bust.  Maybe people stayed home to watch the horrific events unfolding. I don't blame them. Seems the world gets crazier all the time. 

The Sight of Blue Skies - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - November 11, 2015

 

Eleonora Duse, a famous Italian actress, once said, “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”  My soul must be VERY alive for rejoicing over the huge blue sky here in the Borderlands.  The shades of blue in the sky change throughout the day, from daybreak to dark.  The handmade items from Indiemade artists featured here remind me of many of the shades of blue seen:

 

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