August 27th, 2004

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OK, so here's my reason for the word-association game (which almost nobody felt like playing, meanieheads) - I need to start making Christmas ornaments! My first idea was sushi ornaments, which kind of grew into sushi/eggroll/takeout box/fortune cookie ornaments based on the cat toys here.

But now I'm not sure I want to do the Japanese-food-themed ornaments. I was thinking something Oregon-themed, like Christmas umbrellas, too. :) But nothing is really motivating my creative juices. Last year I crocheted mitten ornaments and it took forever. The year before I crocheted and starched snowflakes. I've also done little angels out of toothpicks and feathers and embroidery floss.

I always have this problem and I always figure out a way around it, but I still thought I'd ask for opinions - if you can think of any interesting ornaments that you've seen made or that should be made, let me know. If I use your idea, I'll even send you one!

Edit: This is kind of a cute idea, maybe I'll think about doing something like that. Stars are fun.

Or I could do something like this picture here.
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This Christmas I'm going to miss Portland, I think. There are so many fun things to do in Portland at Christmas-time, like the lighting of the tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the 12 Days of Christmas in the Meier & Frank windows.

And the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion off of I5:
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Could someone please tell me why the new neighbors only open their door when they're vacuuming, and why they have to only have extra loud music (Christina Aguilera, too!) on while their door is open?