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Now that the boxes have been opened and the contents revealed to the new owners, I can share with you on my blog.
I made drawstring bags for people this year using fabric that fit their likes. The first photo is of the gifts that went to Iowa. A purple one, two golf themed, peacock and Kokopeli. It was fun making the bags and very environmentally friendly too!
Inside the purple bag was this Christmas Tree pin.
The one below went to California. There is a music notes bag (the black one), batman, soccer and baseball.
I also made pretty gift card holders. Below shows two I made, closed.
Here is the musical one opened. I copied a page from my mom's sheet music. I used a page from Toy Land. I also made one with post card print paper for the mailman (but forgot to take a photo of it) and a few others too (all photo shy).
I crocheted my hubby a scarf using a WWII era pattern, but I used a prettier green than the olive drab suggested. Previously I posted about the doggie paw stocking I crocheted and it got me on a crochet bug. What can I make next???
This is the ornament I made for my college roommate. I got the outer form from Nordic Needle. You just place your stitched pieced inside.
When I was first married, I crocheted Christmas Stockings for each of us. Since then I have been looking for a stocking for a dog. Well this year I found one here on Red Heart's website! But I did it a little differently so it would match the ones for Mike and I. It was great fun to make and sparked a crochet bug in me! So I made my hubby a scarf - to be shown on my blog after he opens it.
This first photo is without flash, but it looks so romantic this way.
This past Sunday (Dec. 9) was the Sampler Guild of the Rockies, meeting which included a Holiday Tea and as little business as possible. Each table was hosted by someone and they brought a tea setting for 8 along with a center piece and any decorations they wanted to add. I sat at a table with a lovely Lenox holly setting.
At our place setting was a cute little bag of peppermint bark candy and a wooden candy cane.
There were door prizes, but I was not one of the three at our table to win one, so no photos. But we all got a make it and take it kit that made into a scissors case. We could choose red, blue or green. I chose green and finished it up the same night. The top photo shows it open and the bottom has it closed over the black bead to keep it shut.
The lunch table was full of all kinds of finger sandwiches, scones, lemon and apricot curds and all kinds of yummy dessert. We had a very tasty cinnamon tea to go with it. It was a lot of fun!
My order from JoAnn.com arrived a day early!! What joy! What excitement! Here it is:
Note in the top photo at the lower left of the box. You can see what is either a tire print or an elephant with hiking books stomped on it. It was shipped via FedEx and delivered by the USPS, so not sure who crushed it.
Below is a photo of the underside, not to be left out of the fun.
I was not too worried about the small box of glass head pins or the small box of applique pins, but I was just a bit concerned about the Ottlite I had ordered!!!! So I took pictures in case I had to make a claim. The good news is that the lite was in the area that did not get stomped and looks and works just fine!