12.14.2007

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

As you know from some of my other posts, I love this whole swapping business. Even though I get myself in a pickle from time to time, I am enamored of the whole process which causes me to actually make something. If left to my own devices, I fear I'd never make anything worthwhile.

But here is the bad part, sometimes out of nowhere, I make something that I love so much myself that I can't take my eyes off of it, and I can hardly bear to part with it. If it weren't for my knowing that I've made this creation with my wonderful swap partner in mind; if it weren't for my knowing that it's going to a good home, and if I weren't full of some holiday spirit, well, hmmmmm, let's just say...well, can I just say it? I'd have to beg for custody!!!

The Vintage Tree Top swap hosted by Under the Red Roof was a creative nightmare for me, at first...Bristol, my partner, loves soft colors, as do I. But she explained to me that her home demands a more traditional colored holiday theme...you know, red and green. Which are nice colors, but I have to *think* and *ponder* and nothing comes easily in this color scheme for me...but there is nothing at all wrong with having to think and ponder and muster up some creative sweat once in a while, so to the work bench I went.Well...when all was said and done, {I hope I'm too self-focused here, forgive me if I am!:)}, I loved it soooooo much, I could barely send it out. Not because I didn't want Bristol to have the best of all tree toppers I could cobble together, but because I fell in love with red and green! Hmmpff. Imagine that! Red and green....I can only cross my fingers that she'll love it, too! After all, that's what swaps are all about, right? Not me, but the one I'm making it for! Now, just wait till I post what I received from Bristol...makes it all the more sweet!

8 comments:

Bristol said...

Michele- The box was waiting for me when I got home today. When I opened it I was so overjoyed. I love it, love it so much. It fit in so well with my decorating choices this year. I loved all the buttons and the detail, it was wonderful. Thank You!!!!
Bristol

Lori said...

Michele, i saw you mentioned at my sweet girl Mel's and came over to say HI!!! i don't blame you one bit for wanting to keep that sweet tree topper, it is just adorable:) and i have similiar "issues" i want to keep just about everything i make...oh it's just pathetic is what...

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

This is fabulousity in the most high!!! The idea of packing your tree topper up and shipping it away hurts ME so I can't imagine what it was like for you! I can't wait to see what you received!!! xo-Mel

Alison Gibbs said...

Michele no wonder it was hard to part with. It's beautiful.
Alison

Michele said...

Awwww...thanks so much for the super nice comments from y'all!!! Mel, you are soooo funny! I laugh when I read your comment! Have a great Christmas!
Michele :)

Jeanne said...

This is amazing!

Zroyal said...

Hey there sister. Worship was wonderful today. Those Christmas songs are hard, but so good. I love your tree top stuff. Good to hear from you.
Zane

Melissa said...

Hi Michele - your tree topper is truly beautiful! I can certainly understand why you wouldn't want to part with it!

Thanks for wanting to join my Heart Art Swap! Please let me know your email address so I can send you the details!

My email is: mmhubbell @ earthlink . net