my Squishy

I got the best Christmas present tonight! My BFF E made me this amazing, huge, squooshy knitted owl! It's the most huggable thing in the world! He's really big and soft and beautiful!

"I shall call him Squishy, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Squishy."

One of the most beautiful handmade things I've ever seen. He's so cute, I love him; also I can't help but think of the amount of work that goes into making (and stuffing) small things, let alone something like this... so humbling, really, I wouldn't and couldn't have asked for a nicer gift or a sweeter friend and that makes me love him even more. He fits right in, here in my room, and cutes up the joint like nobody's business. He even has some fellow owls nearby, if you can peep a couple of them on my shelf.

Merry early Christmas to me!

My sweet Middie got here today!!! I decided to de-box her on camera so here's a 13-ish minute reactionary video.

I really, really like her already! Middies are just utterly their own creatures, but they are extremely cute! It keeps striking me just how different she is even though she's technically a Blythe.

I'm waiting to see what her name is...