Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 |
It is still a week before Christmas and my card collection is already filling my fridge.
I've received cards from Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, and Indiana.
...from friends who've had a difficult year...
...from cousins who've had the best year of their lives...
...from colleagues of all religions...
...from grad school friends who've gone our separate ways...
...and more cousins...
...from my parents...
...from former professors...
...and from new friends.
It has been quite a year for us, our friends, and our family.
Wishing all of our friends, old and new, a very merry Christmas!
Look at how I'm smiling up at my Daddy. I look pretty fond of him. He looks pretty fond of me, too. I think it was love at first sight for both of us. This is my first Christmas. Just a wee little thing! I'm wearing a white onesie, knee-high white socks, and cute little w hite shoes. Those socks are something else, huh? I've never seen infants wear socks like that. There must be a story.
But better than my outfit, is my Dad's. He's wearing a traditional white button-down shirt, black slacks, and a skinny blue tie. I distinctly remember shopping with my Dad less than a month ago and he was commenting on how skinny the ties were these days. Uh, hello Dad, they aren't THAT skinny! My Dad has always been a fashionable dresser. I think I get my love for fashion, in part, from him. I definitely get my shopping style from him: buy quality, buy less often. We tend to buy quality clothing and rarely get rid of things. I purchased a camel hair coat when I was a Freshman in highschool. I still wear it. It is classic.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 |
|The process of creating one of these beautiful textiles begins with design|
|Judith's design room, where a lot of the magic happens|
|Once the design is made, yarn is chosen|
|This room is filled with yarn shipments for various orders to be filled. Many orders come from hotels and retailers.|
|Once the yarn is chosen, it is prepared for weaving|
|The yarn may be woven by automated looms|
|This loom is weaving the yarn on its own, occasionally someone checks to make sure it is doing okay.|
|Or the yarn may be woven by hand, as this woman is doing|
|Once woven, they are packaged for shipping|
|Or they are sold at the warehouse|
|I wonder who is going to get a lovely textile for Christmas? Could it be you?! :)|
For more information about the Textillery, visit their website, here.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 |
|Hoagy Carmichael Statue|
|All light posts on campus|
|My two helpers|
|Outside Memorial Hall|
|Outside IU Theater|
|A sorority or fraternity (I can't remember)|
|Hoagy Carmichael Statue|
|School of Fine Arts|
|Memorial Union - Tree Suites|