I threw down the gauntlet and issued the challenge to buy only local, hand made or secondhand for Christmas this year and immediately I started obsessing about what to get mr. abode for Christmas this year. He likes "perfumes", ties and shirts from The Magic of . . . stores - nope, can't do that. I think I'll make him a robe! i have a basement full of fabric all of it perfect for little girls and quilts, I wonder how he'll look? Good first challenge to put my money where my mouth is!