When you unwrap a gift, be it Christmas, birthday, or special occasion, do you gingerly take your time preserving the paper as best you can, or do you bust into the gift like a 5 year old?
I remember when I was very young, my family always got the biggest kick out of watching us kids opening Christmas presents like a tornado. Bows and wrapping paper flying everywhere! I also remember when I was about 8 years old watching my great aunt open her Christmas gifts with such care. When she FINALLY got her gift unwrapped, you could hardly tell the wrapping paper had even been used! She would then in turn save the wrapping, and reuse it for future Christmas gifts. (This is also one of the women who had a profound influence upon me concerning quilting!) I decided right then and there, I would become a Christmas wrap "scrapper."
Here is the proof!
This box contains years and years of recycled gift wrap! It probably dates back at least 20 years! It is chocked full of beautiful Christmas gift wrap in various shades and designs. It's fairly heavy, and it is where I shop for gift wrap when I need it!
Here is a little deeper in the box.......
And, deeper still............
Am I alone here? Surely I am not the only one that does this? PLEASE tell me I am not the only one that does this! LOL And all the while I am wrapping, or sewing these days, this is what I am listening to..........
Vintage Christmas albums played on my Grandmother's old stereo!
Here are three of my favorites from my childhood.
OK, so now for some serious business.......
It was Clue #5 for Easy Street on Friday, and the minute I got the clue, I was down in my sewing room working on it, and finishing it in record time!
turned into these!
There has been some discussion on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog about the name of these units, but, I suggested they be called "Up on the Housetop" blocks considering it is almost Christmas!
Hmmmmmm???????? I wonder?????
I will be travelling to my parent's home for Christmas and will be gone for the next few days. So I would like to extend my most heartfelt gratitude for every blogger/quilter I have encountered so far along my blogging journey. I hope you all have the Merriest of Christmas'!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!