Category Archives: Artella

One More Off The Short List

I finished the swap snowman last night.  It’s one of those better late than never deals.  I’ll mail it tomorrow. That counts for a whopping quarter yard out. After guild yesterday we went to our favorite thrift shop.  I scored … Continue reading

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I’m plugging away at the last swap gift, feeling bad that it will go out so late.  I figure it will mail Monday given my weekend schedule.   I have to embroider the arms and bind it, and then it’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Gift #1 Incoming

I received my first gift from my Mystery Muse on Saturday. The poem is original according to the note on the back. I’m always amazed at how different the gifts are each year, although I do see a trend toward … Continue reading

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Mystery Gift #1 – Outgoing

The week started normal and then turned into a sick kid, ice storm kind of week. Everything was way harder than it needed to be. Does the Universe get PMS? Seems like. I am now a full week behind sending … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday. It’s the perfect day to share a couple gift related links. Until the end of the year, you can sign up for Artella’s Mystery Muse program. The details and the sign … Continue reading

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Mystery Muse Incoming

I received a package from my “angel muse” earlier this week.  The person assigned to me did not send anything out, so they assigned someone else.  This is the only swap I’ve ever done where the coordinator ensures everyone gets … Continue reading

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Mystery Muse Gift #1

This two hour project took me five days, but now it’s done and in the mail.  I can post a picture because the person I send to does not send to me, so she has no idea who I am. … Continue reading

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Artella Mystery Muse Program

I signed up for the Mystery Muse program on the Artella site.  You can read about it here.  I received an email with a name and address, and I will send that person two small handmade gifts during the month … Continue reading

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