Dec 17, 2008


Is "gettin' jiggy with it" even a phrase anymore? I am so far behind popular culture that my wardrobe is back in style again. (Considering I haven't purchased clothes since about 1987, this is saying something, don't you know.)

As you can see, I went a little nuts with some colors last night. First I changed Santa's bag to brown. Then I added the yellow flames and changed the teddy bear (at least I think that's what it is) to light brown. I'm not too sure about the stockings, but I promised myself to completely finish the darn thing before I tear anything out. I'm thinking purple for the package under his arm...then his ball on his cap just HAS to be fluffy white, and I think I'll try a really pale pink for the doll's dress. Good grief, by the time I get this thing done it will look like a Crayon box threw up.

I watched "Miracle on 34th Street" last night (the modern one). This would not be news, other than the fact that I bawled my contacts right out of my eyes and had to put a cold rag on my head. Now I know you already think I need assisted living, but have you seen the part where the little deaf girl is sitting on Santa's lap and the mom says "That's OK, Santa, you don't have to talk to her. She's deaf. She just wanted to sit on your lap." And then Santa turns to the little girl and starts signing away and they have a perfectly wonderful conversation. My God. That is perhaps the most beautiful part of any Christmas movie I have ever seen. And Richard Atenborough (sp?) as Santa! Brilliant, I say! Brilliant!

And yes, in case you were wondering.....I actually DO believe in Santa Claus. Always have. Always will. You will not convince me otherwise, so don't even try. If I ever get a tattoo, it will say "Believe" and it will have that damn bell from Polar Express on it. So there. We won't even go into my whole "Santa as the perfect man routine" because I'll get all mushy again and will have to go lie down.

The "Lights, please?" from little Linus in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is also a contact spitter. I mean, come on. I know that we can all recite that thing in our sleep, but when little Linus walks out on to the stage and says "Lights, please?" in his tiny little voice and then explains what Christmas is all about, I lost it every time. Every. Single. Time. It's the voice, I swear. A tiny little kid's voice that utters the most profound and lovely sentiment for his little friend who wants to know what Christmas is all about.

Aw, geeze....there I go. Sorry kids, but I need a good boo hoo now. Please pass the tissues.


  1. Love the color improvements!
    And I thought I was the ONLY one who choked up at Linus!
    Merry Christmas, Coni & Stewey!

  2. There, there. Have a box of Kleenex and a piece of fudge. Christmas is a sentimental time, after all.

    A good movie, a good cry, a good piece of chocolate, and then a good piece of stitching. I'm proud of you for running wild with the box of colorful threads!

    See, it wasn't that hard. Now blow you nose again and have another chocolate.

    Here's a dog cookie for you, Stewey. Mom is fine now. She always was fine, come to think about it!

  3. I love your Santa. Can't wait to see it all finished. My fav part of Charlie Brown has to be when Charlie Brown puts the blanket around the base of the tree and says, "It's not such a bad little tree," and then it comes to life from all the love and attention. Can I have one of those tissues please?

  4. Now you've made me cry and I've only just put fresh contacts in!!

  5. Now I'm not going to be able to get Will Smith's "na na na na naaaaa" out of my head. *sigh*

    I had never seen "Miracle on 34th Street", but it sounds like I would have been right there bawling with you. What a sweet scene! *sniff*

  6. You did just great with all your color substitutions - bet you're finished product will be an improvement on the original. :)

    And Linus makes me cry too - don't even get me started on It's a Wonderful Life - I could cry solid through that thing.

  7. Great color choices! I cry at Hallmark commercials! Don't get me started on Christmas movies!

  8. See that wasn't so hard! Great job and it is looking good!

  9. Exact words from my mind to your blog!!!! Another moment for waterworks and tissues.... at the end of "It's a Wonderful Life" and that damn bell rings on the tree - and you know Clarence got his wings..... it works me every time!!!

    Wishing you and the sweet Hound a wonderful and "dry" Christmas!!!!!!

  10. Oh how I love your blog!!!! Maybe someday we can meet up at House of Stitches???

    Anyway, to get off the stalker subject for a moment, the "Light's Please" moment in Charlie Brown is a moment that always gets me too!!!! Love, love, love how he says it. I can hear it in my head right now.

    I love the remake of Miracle on 34th Street too!! I just told my co-worker about the part that you mentioned with the deaf girl and we are both over here crying.

    We love Stewey too!!!!!!
    Love your PS work too!