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Holiday Wishes Meme

Step One

- Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friends list (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


1. Embroidery floss, preferably DMC or Anchor. If you have some embroidery floss you don't want anymore (and it doesn't matter if it doesn't have the color number on it, I have a DMC color card) and want to send it my way, I'd appreciate it. If you'd like, I'll even keep track of it and send you finished project photos as I use it.
edit 19 Dec: Thank you, princessbunny, for the floss!

2. To learn how to knit. Vogon bought me a little "learn to knit kit" from Lion Brand Yarn with two skeins of yarn, a pair of knitting needles and instructions, but I haven't screwed up my courage to try it yet.

3. Go to somebody else's list and do something for them.

4. Art supplies for the kiddo: Play Doh, crayons, paper, washable paint or markers, what have you. She goes through coloring books and wide-ruled notebooks from the dollar store at a prodigious rate and will draw a picture or write a story for you.

5. A new toner cartridge for my printer; remanufactured is fine. The part number is Samsung ML-1210D3.

6. A pair or two of normal-rise (_not_ low-rise) jeans. I wear a size 2 in misses'/ladies' or a 28 waist, 30 inseam in men's jeans.
edit 22 Dec: I picked up some size 4 jeans since the Eddie Bauer outlet at Colorado Mills had no size 2 jeans in stock, but I'm still looking.

7. Fabric remnants for my sewing stash. I'll seriously take any fabric someone doesn't want and I'm always happy to sew things in return. My current hunt is for pretty remnants under a yard and as small as 9x12" for handbags.
edit 15 Dec: Thank you, pallid_regina!

8. A pretty pair of gloves and a scarf or hat. I have longish fingers compared to most gloves I've tried on (the fingers on the gloves often stop a joint out from where the finger meets the hand, at the proximal interphalangeal joint instead of the metacarpophalangeal joint) and the suede pair I've worn for years are now quite dirty and none of the nearby cleaners clean gloves. My winter coat is black, so pretty much any color is fine. edit 18 Dec: I now have a periwinkle and white flecked scarf. Also, I checked the tag inside my old gloves and the manufacturer's website; my old gloves are Finale Gloves' 1 1/2 button length shorties with a palm vent in size 7. Sadly, they're no longer available in suede.
edit 22 Dec: thanks to my sisters' sharp eyes on a shopping trip, I have acquired a hat that almost perfectly matches the scarf's colors and a pair of black leather gloves that will do until I find the gloves of my dreams.

9. A babysitter for a night or weekend afternoon out with Vogon.

10. Good health for all of my friends, especially the folks with chronic illnesses and/or recovering from surgery or serious injuries.

My contact information is always available on my website. The Colorado address on it is my parents' and forwards to my Texas address; e-mail me for my Texas address.

What do you want for the holidays?


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 23rd, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
If we lived in the same proximity, I'd volunteer to babysit. I want to learn how to knit too- lots of women in LA knit, and the stuff they produce is phenom, not to mention that my grandma used to crochet. I learned once, but forgot, as it was many years ago.

I'll see if I have any art supplies, I think I might.
Nov. 23rd, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
0. If I lived near you, I'd offer in-person tutoring in Photoshop and with your camera.

1. Thanks.

2. What sort of music would you like on mix CDs?
Nov. 23rd, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
2. No country (unless it's Johnny Cash), no smooth jazz (Kenny G style stuff makes me sneeze violently). Funny stuff is always good, as is stuff you think I might not know about (I love discovering new music). Ecclectic is always best- aka, not all of one genre, because I have an incredibly short attention span. But most of all, stuff you like too.

Btw, I'll send you an email soon.

My camera/photochopping knowledge is pretty basic, so it's the things like layering, and remembering what some of the random features on the camera do, and when they're useful. The manuals on this particular model are different from what I'm accustomed to, but I hope to get there. I'll try to post some pics soon too.
Nov. 24th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Oooh...girl, are you going to get a package from ME! WOOT! Now I'm excited. If you see the bobble-head list, tell me which you think Laurel would like best.

This is AWESOME. I have a take of goodies I'm just not skilled enough to do anything with (although I tried on a few, which I will send so you can snicker) and this also helps me feel good about you doing aprons for me! Yay! Hee hee hee...
Nov. 24th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
Oh, and my list is here:

If you're curious...
Nov. 27th, 2005 11:26 am (UTC)
As you know, I don't wish.


Well, nearly never.
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