Sunday, December 05, 2010

Always have ... Hope

Here’s my project for the weekend. I have a Ladies Christmas Party Thursday night. All of the girls in the office are getting together for a meal and a $10.00 gift exchange. I went to the scrap box and found this drawn out on fabric. I just had to stitch. Scraps from the box made up the rest of the bag.

It is going to hold Chocolate mints and this dessert plate and cup I found for $3.00 each. With my thing for dishes, I really fell for the cup.

I’m making gift tags this year. Don has learned to never throw out the tea or coffee. I’m dying these manilla tags.

We had my office Christmas dinner in town this Friday night. I won a blue-ray dvd player. I was pretty surprised. Saturday night we had the church Christmas dinner. Lots of music and delicious food. It felt like a holiday.

I’ve been dreaming about work, so I guess I’m getting into the routine. I’m almost finished with my Christmas sewing. It’s nice not having to rush.

We’re still low on snow--- no complaints. We’ve had daily flurries for about a week, but still very little accumulations. It’ll happen anyday….I’m not worried.

Gratitudes:

Eggnog Quick Bread (Pretty much all of my holiday baking)
Phone calls with my Mom
Plaid ribbons for package wrapping

13 comments:

Finn said...

A lovely gift, with a an ever so lovely sentiment. Hope springs eternal as they say. What a charmed happening, the piece to stitch, the cup and sauce, it all seems to have been meant to be. Love the tags! Glad things are going better now *VBS* Hugs, Finn

Muddling Through said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift you've come up with! Someone is going to be very happy with that one.

aussiequilter said...

What a lovely gift bag.Weren't you lucky to get a mug set to match too! cheers Teri

Darlene said...

Adorable gift, Melanie! The cup and plate are perfect - it's just meant to be.

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift...I always say...things work out the way they are supposed to...this is just another example...sure will be a happy person when they open that package...love you little tags!

Libby said...

Someone is going to be VERY lucky to have your gift!

We are low on snow, too - as in we have none. Hubby says that without the snow it's just plain cold and that's not fun. He's so right!

Sue said...

That is just a lovely bag you made. I love those fabrics. How thoughtful.

Sounds like you are having a wonderful holiday so far.

Sure hoping my Christmas projects will get done. I can't say that I won't be rushed. Wish I could, but can't.

Have a great week

Loris said...

Lovely gift and tag ideas. They are sure to be well received.
Good work staying caught up! wish I was :-/

Angie said...

What a beautiful gift! The recipient is one lucky gal!! :) Wherever did you find the plate and cup? They are charming! Happy Holidays, Melanie!

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic gift! I'd be over the moon pleased with just the bag never mind what was inside! I love the tea stained gift tag...even that delights and is enough! LOL

McIrish Annie said...

what a great gift! It moves on a little UFO and is "green" to boot! I'm sure who ever receives it will love it. Hope is my word of the season this year! Glad to see your kids will be home for Christmas.

The Calico Cat said...

egg nog quick bread, you kinda havta share that recipe...

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Everything you sew is darling, and I love how you made up this bag!

I'm glad you are doing well are the new job; sure is an answer to prayer, isn't it.

I appreciate your friendship so much.