gacked from cereta and others...
My Wish List
- Make an post. It can be public or friends only, whatever you’re most comfortable with.
- The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes, and these wishes can be anything - from simple (a fan fiction written about your favorite pairing), to medium (a DVD you want), to really extravagant (a brand new laptop or car).
- Just make sure these are wishes for things you really truly want.
- Skim through your friends list and see who has posted their own wish lists. Then - and this is the most important part - if you find a wish you can grant, and it’s in your heart to do so, make sure that person’s wish comes true.
- Sometimes a person’s trash is another person’s treasure. If you have a leather jacket you don’t want or a gift certificate you’re never going to use, give it to someone who wants it.
- Post this wish list any time after November 1st. Then repost it two weeks before Christmas.
- 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 fairy - 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.
My Wish List
- a sewing buddy -- you don't have to be a skilled seamstress, just willing to sit on my couch and occasionally help me lay out and measure things while I try to make something into a garment, since I apparently need to be responsible to someone else to get any sewing done. Not that I'd turn down the help of someone who actually knew what she was doing, instead of getting all her advice out of books like I have been doing.
- a knitting bag -- I have totes and my backpack, but I'd really like something between the size of a purse and the size of my backpack for knitting. Longer or adjustable straps, interior pockets, and some sort of secure closure like a zipper, button, or latch would be great.
- crosne tubers for next year's garden -- in fact, any odd or heirloom vegetable seed or starter tuber would be neat, since I'm trying to branch out. I live in the USDA zone 6b, which means the average minimum annual temperature in my area is 0 to 5 degree Fahrenheit. I can and have left lavendar outside throughout the winter.
- hairstyling help -- my hair is wavy, and down to my shoulderblades, and while I pin it back into a horsetail for work, I really don't like the look for weekends and would like some help from people who know more about hairstyling that I do to develop a look that's relatively easy to do and yet still looks good.
- fancy hair clips -- since I have been pinning my hair back, I've got a small collection of 3" fancy hair clips, mostly in shades of blue and brown. I need the rest of the rainbow! I like abstract design and jewel-tones -- think Lalo Treasures in terms of style.
- resume help -- while I do have a job that pays decent, it's also a job where none of the people above me are going to budge. I'm going to have to move elsewhere if I want to advance, and I think the first part of that is brushing up my resume.
- fan art -- for any of my stories. I've been participating in big and mini-bangs for years to get art, but my shorter works from before that are sadly naked.
- furniture shopping trip -- I'm still decorating in the "here's a pile of boxes, there's a pile of boxes" method. I need more flat surfaces! And bookcases -- a bibliophile with only three bookcases is a sad creature.
- a new lunch box -- mine is falling apart, but it has a nice long shoulder strap that I can treat just like a purse strap so I haven't gotten rid of it yet.
- a copy of The Philosopher's Kitchen -- because Apicus is an interesting read, but it's not a practical cookbook for a modern kitchen.