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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Christmas Is Close At Hand

At the craft fair the other day, I had a Christmas tree up and decorated with some of my guitar string ornaments.

A lady looked over at the tree with a sigh, "I don't even want to think about Christmas right now. Let's get through Halloween and Thanksgiving first," she replied.

I'll have to say, I do agree with her to a point. I quickly replied to her with, "Did you know there are only 10 more Fridays before Christmas?"

She paused and then said..."Oh....Now I'm a bit stressed."

Yep, only 10 more Fridays. This got me to thinking about all that I have got to do, and one of the things I need to do is mail packages. First, though, I have to get the gifts to go into the packages. 

Here is one gift I have come up with....

The person I'm thinking of with this gift is very conservative. She is a beautiful woman, and dresses very simple, so I started out with this scarf that I made. I think she will like the colors.

Then I decided to make her this wood bracelet. Not sure of her wrist size, I figured a memory wire bracelet was the way to go. 

She doesn't like heavy earrings, so I made her these crystal and paper bead earrings. I hand wrapped and triple dipped them in a special glaze so that they are water resistant. 

Last thing I decided to throw in was this Ladder Necklace I crocheted.  The colors are conservative; navy, white, green and brown. It is also adjustable!

Now she has several pieces she can change out. I don't expect her to wear all these pieces together, although the earrings and Ladder Necklace go nice together, as do the scarf and bracelet together.

I wrapped it up and tied a bow, added one of my beaded guitar string Christmas ornaments, and now it's ready to put in a box and ship off.

The next gift I have to figure out is for a guy. Girls are so much easier to give gifts too....


  1. Yikes - now I'm stressed too! That's one lucky friend you have. I love the scarf and all the other goodies she's going to get.

    1. ya, I know....lol Seems like when you get older the time goes by much quicker. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.