Friday, August 12, 2011

Too Soon for Christmas?

By Heather Webber / Heather Blake

Okay, it's a *little* early for Christmas talk, but it seems as though I'm already getting Christmas catalogs in the mail.

And I'm reading them.

And I'm making my Christmas list.

So far, I have these:



I want the Cookie Monster and Oscar mugs (not so fond of the Elmo--sorry, Elmo!). Usually, I only drink out of mugs that have lips around the rim (or I dribble), but in this case I may make some exceptions. How can I not? It's Cookie and Oscar! They're worth a little dribble.

Do you have anything on your wishlist yet?

~Heather

PS: Here's my new cover (I love it!) for It Takes a Witch--it comes out January 3rd--a great after-Christmas gift...

23 comments:

Sarita said...

Gorgeous cover! Sounds like the perfect way to spend the snowy January days!

Books by Heather said...

Thanks, Sarita! I'm so excited to share the story with everyone.

Dru said...

I love your cover.

I'm still wishing for an iPad and I know they only way I'm getting it is to buy it myself.

Anonymous said...

Never too early to start thinking about Christmas. Pulled out the Christmas music just this week. Time to add a few to the cycle of music.

Ellery Adams said...

The cover is fantastic! Did you do a happy dance when you saw it?

I need one of those Oscar mugs and yes, I have some pages in catalogs turned down already. Stuff for the kids, but they are getting harder to buy for as they get more interested in costly gadgets!

Margie said...

Love, love the cover. Can't wait to read it.

Aurian said...

Lovely cover, congrats on that. No, I just had my birthday, so not really thinking about Christmas yet. And mostly, if I want something, I just buy it and don't wait for Christmas or something.

Books by Heather said...

Thanks, Dru! And you definitely deserve to get that IPad! Maybe you can sell one of your many Kindles on Ebay and put the $$ toward the Ipad...

Anon, I don't know about Christmas music yet... Oh, all right, I wouldn't mind. LOL.

Ellery, I did! I love it! I understand completely about how hard it is to shop for older kids. Teens are the worst to buy for. I stress about it every year and miss the days when a couple of Batman or Pokemon toys made them so happy.

Thanks, Margie!

Hi Aurian, thanks! And happy late b-day!

Kristine said...

I have yet to think of anything I could want or need for myself, but I am DEF already thinking of the kid's gifts! I feel like I do this earlier and earlier every year now, too, which cannot be good :) I mean it's bad enough that you can't escape Christmas in the stores from November 1st on, and here I inflict it upon myself even sooner. LOL!

Lori Cimino said...

I have thought of Christmas but not too deeply yet. More of the snow falling in big fat fluffy flakes, hot chai vanilla latte, curled up and cozy inside with a book.
My sons are grown now, but I am very grateful that I never really went over board with them; I didnt really have a choice. But it has made them very thankful for what they do get. Even now.
And yeah, that is a smokin book cover! cant wait to read it.

Nanc said...

OK...what catalog did those mugs come from???
Love the book cover and have the book on my "to get" list :-)

Vickie said...

One item on the Christmas list is a Nook.

I always like earrings and bracelets...I'm like a crow with the sparklies....

DH wants hunting and camping schtuff

Lady K starts work on her letter to Santa pretty much on New Year Day. Barbie, Polly Pocket, Build-a-Bear, DS games, Wii games....

LOVE that book cover! I look forward to reading it when it comes out. Looks like one to be enjoyed in front of the fireplace while the snow falls like it likes to do here in Colorado in January. *grin*

Chris said...

I LOVE the cookie monster mug and your new cover looks fabulous :)

Shel said...

That cover is just perfection! I can see why you're so excited. Love the Oscar mug...I may have to add that to my own wishlist, LOL.

Books by Heather said...

Kristine, just think--if you get the shopping done now, you won't have to go into the stores in November. :)

Ah, Lori, you paint a cozy picture! Esp. during these hot, hot days.

Thanks, Nanc!! The mugs came from the Signals catalog (one of my faves!). http://www.signals.com/signals/Item_Sesame-Streetreg-Mugs_CG5542G_ps_srm.html

Books by Heather said...

Vickie, I hope you get that Nook! Those e-readers are great to have in addition to a pile of TBR books. And I think It Takes a Witch will be on Nook eventually, too. ;)

Thanks so much, Chris!

Aw, Shel, thanks!

Terry P. said...

I only have one thing on my Wish List, but I have got to go through my mags and find some ornaments to do for Christmas, some friends and family expect them every year. Their Cross-Stitch but I'm very picky about the ones I do. They have to be perfect and something each person would love.

ev said...

YAY!New book!!

I've already started my shopping. Big family-it's easier and less stressful. Until I forget where I hid stuff. Sometimes they get it for their next birthday. Or the following Xmas.

I saw those mugs earlier today and about died, but I have so many of them now!

Linda McDonald said...

That cover is so awesome! I love it. Can't wait to get it! As for Christmas, nope...have not even thought of it. But, I know it will be here before I know it. Happens every year. :)

Book Dragon said...

I always have a huge list for Christmas but this year I'm thinking about lace making so I'm going to ask for supplies or gc for supplies


Added you book to my calendar..LOVE the cover!

Lynda said...

First, I LOVE the cover and can't wait for the book.

Second, I love the Signals catalog. Well, actually...I'm a catalog addict. If I won the lottery (which could be tough, since I don't play), I would just sit home and order from catalogs. I go through them constantly and turn down the pages with things I like. Would probably be easier to turn down the pages that DON'T have something I like. I only order things a couple times a year tho, and usually for someone else.

As far as Christmas, I buy all year round. I have a closet where I put the things (so I don't lose them) and when I see something that would be good for someone or is a great deal, I get it. That way it's not such a strain at the holidays (and I don't have to go out when it's so crazy). I've done that the last few years and it's worked out very well for me. I probably have at least 1/2 my shopping done right now.

Books by Heather said...

Terry, homemade gifts are the best. :)

Ev, losing gifts happens to me, too! LOL. I have too many mugs as well, but I figure a few more won't hurt.

Thanks, Linda!!!

Lace-making, Book Dragon? Sounds amazing! Hope you get everything you need. And thanks for adding ITaW to your calendar!

Hi Lynda! Isn't the Signals catalog great? There's always something in there I have my eye on. And you're right--buying a couple of presents all year long really takes the financial pressure off at Christmastime.

Luvdaylilies said...

I enjoy Christmas so much that I think about it most of the year=)
I love the mugs!
Lethea