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January 6th, 2012

Happy New Year!

I really need to do a quick wrap-up of the end of December so that Future Kara can remember all the stuff that happened. Let’s see… I finished making Dan’s “Discipline” hooked rug on Christmas morning before he woke up. He loves it. In fact, he loves it so much he doesn’t want to walk on it, so we’re going to hang it on his office wall. Henry loves his cozy warm robot quilt. I love my tangerine-orange KitchenAid stand mixer and the wonderful stack of books that everyone gave me, and my jigsaw puzzle, and the amazing huge framed Link to the Past map!

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Henry and I had a bit of an adventure when we bought the Christmas tree, a new variety called a Grand Fir, which was beautiful, inexpensive, long-lasting, and smelled amazing. I hope we can get a Grand Fir next year too. Anyway, after we bought the tree we discovered that Henry’s learner’s permit was missing. We retraced our steps and asked the tree guys to look for it, but it was just gone. And Henry was scheduled for his driver’s test a few days later, so it was a real problem! Next day we went to the DMV and got a new permit, and then immediately found his old one in the car. Hilarious. Problem solved. :) And he passed his test! He can now drive himself to and from kung fu, and even run errands for us. Excellent.


I printed out my Christmas Village at 50% and built it and it’s so tiny and cute! (Make your own:


One more thing — here’s the frog I knit for Elli:
(Ravelry page

Category: Blog, Handmade 5 comments »

5 Responses to “January 6th, 2012”

  1. Chris

    Friday 13 January 2012

    Lieber Kara,

    I just downloaded heidi_solo_librivox_64kb_mp3 and am about to treat myself.

    I simply love your artwork … being an artist myself, mainly music, design, painting, I really appreciate your talent.

    I hope you have a happy 2012 and I look forward to your continued readings!

    If you get bored you can read a little review about LibriVox and you I added to one of my forums:

    My site is indexed by Google. :D

    herzliche Grüße aus Melbourne,


    I can speak and understand basic German, but I can’t read or write well. I also know some Dutch.

    * PS A black cat (cat smilie) was seen during the composition and sending of this email! ;)

  2. kara

    Aww, thanks so much for the sweet review, Chris! So glad you’re enjoying the stories :)

    Viel Spaß beim Hören :)

  3. Elli

    She is the cutest frog ever!!! Thanks!!! :)

  4. Ayleath

    Just want to say thanks so much for uploading the Santa’s village. I had this as a little girl (in New Zealand), and every Christmas I would bring it out and make it up. I have been trying to find it for my own daughter, unsuccessfully until I came across your archive posting of it. Yay! Thanks so much!

  5. bruce

    Hi Kara!

    Just wanted to tell you im enjoying your audio book on the history of the middle ages. Its nice to listen to you.
    Now im just browsing your blog and see you got a link to the past map!!!
    Aww truely youre amazing lady :)

    Thanks for reading out!

    Best regards

    Bruce Zwarts
    (The Netherlands)

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