Thursday, December 11, 2014
Gift Wrapping Fun...
I am so happy that my sister and I like fun and eclectic. This is her gift basket I put together and we exchanged last weekend when we got together for a day of shopping and lunching and visiting.
This basket is from our new Dollar Tree store and it did in fact cost only $1.00, so a bargain. My sister carries lots of cleaning supplies in her vehicle as she cleans homes for elderly folks so I knew she could use the basket. I also got out lots of holiday ribbons...you know the ones you can't throw away and absolutely must save. Well now my sister can do some saving because she likes ribbons as much as I do.
I merely wove the ribbons in and out of the holes in the basket. I tied random lengths to add interest around the basket.
Filled it with some wrapped gifts and called it done.
Oh yes...I also tied a little folk bird ornament to one of the handles. I can honestly say it was raining glitter all over me and my room while I was weaving ribbons. There is a red snowflake ribbon that was the champion glitter fest.
Sister loved her basket and goodies inside. We had a much needed non-rushed visit and I am truly grateful for the time we get to spend together.
Here are some cards I prepared and mailed last week. I did a baker's dozen cards...thirteen. Just after dropping all of them into the mail slot I got a feeling that something was not right. I should have Googled Snopes to confirm before I mailed these. According to Snopes and a local news channel's report these will never be delivered. I feel sad that my time could have been spent doing something that would have made a difference. Please be cautious of any requests or offers and always check their reliability first.
Our weather is pure rain and rushing winds. Snow is falling in the mountains and our water table is getting a good soaking. We are finally having much needed rain storms and hopefully our drought will be drenched. Praying for all in bad weather to stay safe and warm. We have our generator ready if the power goes out. I also bought some fresh batteries for a lantern I like to keep handy.
I must get back to my elf workshop for there are many things to keep me busy...paper, glitter, fabric, beads...just a few of my favorite things. I see that each of you are busy with decorating and baking and making wonderful handmade gifts for giving. Sharing Blessings, Bliss, Peace, Joy...