This morning I went to the YMCA's Peace Medallion Recipient Breakfast. I went because I helped vet the nominations. I went to see how the Y executes events. I went because I wanted to be inspired by someone - in this case by Ruth Geurts - who is driven by passion for peace in their career. It was a wonderfully positive way to start the week.
Poppytalk Handmade's Holiday and Gift-Themed Market opened today and there are some very lovely goodies I'd love to find in my stocking on Christmas morning. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, hub, hub.
From top to bottom:
1. hand-printed fat quarters from repeat.
2. le sac from lines by davis.
3. precious recycled soft wool gloves by dear pony.
4. anything from the letterpress wizards pistachio press.
The calendar tells me that Christmas is only five weeks away. The thermometer however, tells a different story. One of climate change and a late November reading of nine degrees c. Sure, I'm not quite ready to done my sleeping bag parka for five months but it's hard to ramp up the holiday mojo when its so temperate outdoors.
(Christmas letterpress blocks via Style Files)
Friday. The weekend in sight. And I'm at home trying to keep a sore throat at bay. Sigh. But at least the sun is shining in a beautiful fall way. An early morning at the Farmers' Market tomorrow and little, fun to-dos with the hub. Oh, and high fives are one of my favourite things.
(Can't remember where I first found this photo...opps!)
How precious is this guy? If the hub and I were to expand our family of two to include a pet, if we were pet people, a basset hound would be my top choice. Photographed by Sharon Montrose and available on Etsy.
(discovered via unruly things)
Okay, I know I am rushing it but this pic always cracks me up. The hub and I, inspired by our Sarnia 'neighbours', did a holiday photo shoot on our balcony last winter. One of the resulting pictures made its way onto the front of our Christmas card; the hub is wearing his $35 Made-in-Winterpeg down parka and his vintage Adidas running shorts (he actually ran a race in those in Melbourne, Aus.), and I bought the lovely green sweater and sparkly pin from a hand-me-down shop. Giggles.