A couple years ago when I was a little kid, I thought red tiddly winks were the coolest things! The smaller red "winks" were semi-see through while the blue and yellow "winks" weren't. And somehow, the red ones always looked good enough to eat--kind of like they should taste like candy. (They didn't, but that didn't keep me from "testing" them every so often.) I never really saw the point of PLAYING tiddly winks, but I could look at and touch those red tiddly winks for hours!
Now, here it is, a few years later, and I have that very same feeling about this--
Santa's gift that he had the Fat Quarter Shop help him with arrived--the kit for Frosted Windowpanes! Yes, it's a little bit late, having arrived a few days after Christmas, but that doesn't matter one little bit! I could look at and touch these
red tiddly winks beautiful fabrics for hours! (And see the card from Santa? How cool is THAT?!)
I almost didn't unwrap the kit though--I kind of liked the way it looked in its shiny cellophane wrapping (and it surely kept me from doing any damage to the fabric in the event I was tempted to lick it to see if it tasted like candy!), but I noticed there was something in the kit that didn't look quite right. Guess what? Santa ALSO sent me a Moda tote!
I guess I WAS a very good girl this year!
I'm also kind of giddy tonight because not only have I ordered several of the books you've recommended, but I decided to make a run to Borders during my lunch hour and buy one--just to get me through until the others arrive in the mail. Somehow by the time I got to the checkout counter, I was carrying THREE books. And while I was being rung up? The cashier told me how good The Piano Teacher was--she just finished it before Christmas. Sheesh! So, here's what came home with me--someone left a comment about The Sugar Queen and it sounded good (besides--there are PEPPERMINTS on the cover!); I've looked at the Historian a few times, and the Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club sounded like it might be a decent book (even if I don't knit):
As far as hobby/pasttime supplies, I think I'm pretty well set for beginning 2010. Gosh, I feel just like I'm holding all the red tiddly winks!