Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas presents

We have our first snow today! Not very heavy and I'm still planning to go out (I'm not good at driving in the snow but I've decided that this is non threatening.)

Tetsu and I opened our presents which were all things we either picked out for ourselves or went shopping together to buy. I am tickled with a very elegant watch that I chose for myself and which has a LARGE face so that I can read the numbers now without looking for my reading glasses! Ooh! Do I feel feminine! I don't know what this will do for my jeans wardrobe but it is a very lovely watch!

For myself I ordered a blog book from Blurb and it has turned out soooooo beautifully that I ordered another one for my mother! She has trouble dealing with the computer but she seems to like reading a lot. Well, she will get 200 pages of reading! Unfortunately Blurb doesn't link with Blogger anymore so it is only because I made this book a few months ago that I can order it now. Too bad. I am very happy with the results and I hope that they'll figure out how to reconnect with Blogger because this is a GREAT way to keep your blog in a physical form. Anybody who uses another type of blog engine and wants to put their blog into book form should check out this website! (Can you tell that I am happy?)





Tetsu's vest seemed to fit him. It wasn't a big surprise for him of course since he had seen me working on it all these weeks and even saw the finished product on this blog a couple of days ago. It could have been a little longer but he pulls at it anyway so his knitted things tend to grow. Rats. Forgot to get a picture of him today as he went off to work. Maybe tomorrow. I also got both of us some little hot spa bags so that we can carry our own shampoo and body scrubs etc. to the onsen. And I bought Tetsu a pass to the nearby onsen that he likes to visit.

Hope I can get out and back before the snow comes down any harder! Merry Christmas to you all again who are still on the 25th!

12 comments:

Connie W said...

The book is such a wonderful gift. I wish I had one made before I deleted my first blog.
Beautiful timepiece!

Katie said...

And a Merry Christmas to you! :-)

jovaliquilts said...

Your blog book sounds like such a wonderful idea! I did a search and found that Blog2Print can make books from blogspot.

R.H. said...

Your watch looks beautiful and I am sure Tetsu looked very handsome sporting his new vest to work. Christmas is almost over here, still have about 2 1/2hours to go, but I'm calling it quits for this year and heading to bed. Been a very busy day. And with this : to all a good night!
Rae Ann

Julie said...

I am catching up on blog reading. I am disappointed that Blurb doesn't link with Blogger anymore, since I just reached my one year blogaversary. Maybe they will relink!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ooh, your book came out wonderfully!

Mirjana said...

Merry Christmas!

chi-mi san said...

You chose a lovely watch, Tanya.
When I visit you next time, please show me the blog book. Looks beautiful!!

Shasta said...

Merry Christmas to you Tanya. The watch is beautiful, as is the blog book. I still haven't gotten around to ordering one. I have some posts slurped up so I probably could do one.

The Calico Quilter said...

What a lovely watch. It also looks very readable, which all we of a certain age can appreciate. My titanium watch which I love has gold hands on a gold face and stick markers for hours. Oh, brother, the sqinting I do! The blog book is beautiful, what a great idea. So many of us just reconcile to the face that our blog is ephemeral.

Rose Marie said...

Great book - I've been wondering what the book would look like with our blog posts.

Quiltdivajulie said...

My son used Blurb and created a meditation book using his words and some of my quilt photos ~ marvelous results. I am so excited about the idea of linking between my blog and a 'real' book... thank you, thank you!! Best wishes for the coming year!