2012 4th Annual Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange

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johntp

Trad climber
socal
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Cheers, BroMan.

Hey wait.. It's a manzeer, I swear!

Damn, I hate when this happens.

My elves are running a little behind (easy in for locker....)
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:29pm PT
Neebee,

no worries. Lolli said she's got your back, and pledged to donate for you.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
I received my gift from a certain 'Kristin" in the local area.

Rad gift! Thanks!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Picture Bluey! Picture!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
It's Christmas....and Christmas came for me tonight.
It's Christmas....and Christmas came for me tonight.
Credit: LL LL


The golden sticker says, "Take time to Dream." When I read that I bond...
The golden sticker says, "Take time to Dream." When I read that I bonded with my Secret Santa. "Dude Santa understands life here on the planet", I thought.
Credit: LL LL

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It was difficult to get the box open. I had to be resourceful. :D
It was difficult to get the box open. I had to be resourceful. :D
Credit: LL LL
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I am now ready to unveil the gift of gifts.











bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Crimpie, I'll get one up. It won't go over well right now with recent news events...

And, my wife hid it from my son. He saw it when I opened it up and wanted to try it out. We did, but then it got hidden.

Kid safe, mostly. Just under Dad's/Mom's supervision.

I'm sure you can guess. I'll take some pics.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
I look forward to seeing your prize Bluey. Hope you like it, but understand your reservations.

Lynne - let's see!

I sent out my gift earlier this week (well, had it sent out). I struggle to find something extra-special for my extra-special giftee. I thought long and hard - hope he/she digs it. :)

I admit to being like a little kid and hoping mine comes soon! :)
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
Secret Santa paid me a visit today, and since I am the type who used to scour the house to find my gifts as a child, I just had to open it....

Neebee, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful painting and dreamcatcher!!
It's funny too, because the photo you used, I didn't even remember posting. I took that a few years ago on one of the first trips to Joshua tree with my wife. It was one of those really cold and windy days, and it seemed like we had the entire park to ourselves. Seeing the painting brought back wonderful memories from a really great time in our lives.

The dreamcatcher is also wonderfully timely. I used to have one over my bed that I got many years ago. I had it at each place I've lived, which is many, and unfortunately lost it in the last move. A few years ago we had to move back in with my parents, and are still here. I've put off on decorating our room, because I didn't want to feel to "permanent" here. When I was looking at your beautiful dreamcatcher you made, I looked up, and the screw in the wall from my old one was still there. No installation needed.

Thank you again for the lovely art, they will both hang proudly in our room, and I will cherish them every day I see them.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
The card is fantastic....An Atlantic Puffin. It was my husband Dan's f...
The card is fantastic....An Atlantic Puffin. It was my husband Dan's favorite bird. The card was made by my secret santa. AND it had a message which said, "open the note after the other gifts. So I followed Santa's instructions.
Credit: LL LL


The gifts. Two of them. They are lightweight and can't even begin to i...
The gifts. Two of them. They are lightweight and can't even begin to imagine what they are. Along with the gifts a card. "Ho Mon, this is Christmas to the max", I'm thinking.
Credit: LL LL








Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
OPEN THEM LYNNE!!!

(I too was the kid that scoured the house for my gifts. :))
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 17, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
OK Crimpie, Opening ..... they are so light and funny shaped. No idea what they could be. Secret Santa wrote in the card that he couldn't decide to send something practical or fun, so he sent one of each. He Hopes I'll enjoy them. Of Course Dude Santa. You have fulfilled my every, unknown to my own heart even, wish.



Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 17, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
Yay! Can't wait to see them. Love when people share their joy...
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Dec 17, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
I just sent mine out tonight!!!!! Woooohooooh!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 17, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Two incredibly beautifully handmade spoons AND a Native American style...
Two incredibly beautifully handmade spoons AND a Native American style rattle .....to add to my collection of wooden spoons and handmade musical instruments. Just how did you know, Santa? Where did you find my wish list? Amazing!
Credit: LL LL


This is the rattle. It's gorgeous to the touch and plays well. <br/>
This is the rattle. It's gorgeous to the touch and plays well.

Credit: LL LL

I opened my note and it read....the rattle is made of an elk rawhide head on a stick which I collected from a beaver dam showing toothmarks on the cut ends and around the stem where the bark was removed. The trim is beaver fur and deer leather. Inside the rattle is dried corn grown on an ancient native American site, a small quartz point, chips of jasper, amethyst and small stones collected from the roots of an upturned pine tree.

These rattles love to "sing" when sitting around a campfire with friends. Enjoy!

Did you know, Santa Edge, how much I love music and collect handmade instruments for campfires? Please come join us at Tioga Pass Resort in the Eastern Sierra where this rattle will be lovingly cherished and played.

Edge, the two spoons represent another great love in my life, cooking. I will take such good care of them!!! I love the Tiger Maple they are crafted from. The stripes in the wood are so unique. Even my grandkids were amazed that wood could do that. Thanks!!!

Much, Much Thanks and Love from lynnie

What a splendid day, holiday, and blessings to you LS Edge.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:20am PT
hey there say, strangeday! wow!

as to your quote:
It's funny too, because the photo you used, I didn't even remember posting. I took that a few years ago on one of the first trips to Joshua tree with my wife. It was one of those really cold and windy days, and it seemed like we had the entire park to ourselves. Seeing the painting brought back wonderful memories from a really great time in our lives.

i was pretty sure you'd guess it was me, ;)
(think i signed the picture in back, too, not sure)...

BUT--now I CAN SEND you your christmas, card, :))
will mail it tomorrow, :))

i just KNEW that picture, since you posted it, was something special, i just did not know HOW special...

i love when these 'gut' feelings turn into sooooo much more treasure
than we realize!!! and--i nearly did not have a frame, as they are hard to find at the thrift store, but:

this PERFECT COLOR one was there!!! and a great buy! to put on it...
i could NOT do oils, it would never have dried, but i sparyed it so it
would be more 'glossy'...
i had never done a dark sky yet, so i sure prayed A LOT!!!!!

so--your gift to you, came back to me a lovley experpience THAT I TOO
WILL NEVER FORGET...


thank you to supertopo santa, nick, for all this experiece to us
ol' giver-folks, we DO learn so much, in the process here, nick!!!


zip--thanks for letting me know about lolli,and lolli, thanks for
letting me get included... and--thanks all back to nick, again,

and--to the supertopo of chris! to EVEN exist here!!!!!
thank you chris!
and climbers!!!
for being the united campfire here...


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:24am PT
hey there, say, lynne, thanks for sharing!!!j

say, i had READ an artcle about making wooden spoons, somewhere, on the web... (since i play the spoons--metal ones, hahha--for some reason i was looking something up and SAW that... if i can FIND it again, i will email you the link...)
it was very very interesintg!!!

to everyone:
so sweet too see all the gifts and thoughts that set them up...
thank you all for giving and sharing..
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:35am PT
hey there say, strangeday...

did the two christmas tree mugs make it okay?
not sure i it was packed well,


you and your wife can a morning cocoa or coffee,
:) on the ol' christmas eve, or morning, :)

if one broke, or any etc, well then,
there's nothing like sharing a cup for to start off the new
christmas!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 18, 2012 - 05:46am PT
Really beautiful stuff Lynne. Wow!!
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Dec 18, 2012 - 06:07am PT
Received a package from New Mexico last night... as it sits under the tree my wife is convinced I have a girlfriend in New Mexico who calls herself "John," just to be sneaky :-)
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Dec 18, 2012 - 08:31am PT
Finally finished putting mine together this morning, so dropping it in the mail shortly. It's staying on the East Coast, so should get there in time....

:-)
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