Why, thank you. I made it myself…

Fall weather triggers two things (at least) in me: the back to school/back to learning mind-set and the urge to start making handmade presents. When I was very young and without income of any kind, relatives received pot holders and trivets woven from scraps of wool. Then when I was in my late 20s I went through a phase when I made my own paper and bound it into small books and spent a lot of money on Japanese paper that I covered hat boxes with to make my presents fully reusable. The boxes were great year-round storage containers. In …