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the finished Grinch stealing Christmas lights in the snow

The Wild Little Drummer Boy

My friend asked me last January to make some outdoor Christmas┬ádecorations for the next season. She wanted two separate Grinches stealing Christmas lights; one for her and another for a friend. (You can’t say I didn’t have enough advanced notice.) And after the last several months of juggling work life and domestic duties, I wanted nothing more than to bury myself in sawdust and just make stuff.

My jigsaw and I hadn’t seen each other in such a long time. We had a lot to catch up on. So there we were in the basement, cutting shapes out of plain wood boards, just like old friends who need no reacquainting.

I flipped on the radio because I needed a different tune than the one that was stuck in my head non-stop for far too long. You know the one. Read more…