Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hello, all! And a Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating this week! Tis the busy season and I've not had much time to post here recently. But I did want to share a few things that have been keeping me busy. Cards...
...for the nursing home and to sell to my dentist office ladies...
Had to keep them simple, both for the nursing home residents, and to keep the cost down on those that were sold. My buddy, Jack, at the nursing home was concerned that his doily was "a little stained"! I said, "Now, Jack...I worked long and hard to get it to look that way!! No complaining!!"
And look at these cuties peeking out...
These were the treat bags I wanted to try out for the office gals, and for the kids' teachers that I experimented with in the previous post...
I really liked these...and they were really very simple...
The little images from here were just too sweet! I am loving being able to dye my own ribbon so that I can keep the cost of it down, and use it more freely on projects like this. Can't wait to start experimenting with Christmas colors!
Remember, this was the smallest glassine bag (from Papertrey or from Henny)...
I was able to get about 10 chocolates in each...
I'll be making more for Christmas!!
I leave you with a closer shot of my favorite card. Loved the image, the warm sunny paper, and one of my all-time favorite colors of ribbon from Memrie Mare on Etsy. Hope you know how thankful I am for each of you...whether or not you are celebrating Thanksgiving this week!
And just one final thing that occupied my time last week...a little baking, a little shopping...a little party planning...
He's 9 now! time does fly!
We had better enjoy it while we can!!
Warm wishes to you all!


  1. Love the little treat bags you have made. I'm sure the gals at the office are tickled to purchase them. How funny-Jack at the nursing home, only a man would think of that!! Too funny! Tell Jonah, I haven't forgotten his birthday. Love to you and all your family this Thanksgiving.

  2. Geri, I've missed you!!

    Everything is just beautiful, and those tiny packages are PERFECT. You're right, they're simple, but they look anything but. And can I just say how much I love Jack who makes cards?!

  3. *gasp* All your usual gorgeous yumminess! Officially we celebrated Thanksgiving in October here in Canada. As you know, my dear Geri, every day is a Thanksgiving for me! Enjoy your celebration! :o)

  4. Thank you for the SWEETEST comment :)

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (we had ours nearly 2 months ago!!), and enjoy picking your tree out!! This is the BEST time of the year :)

  5. What darling cards and treat pockets. I am sure they will love them. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  6. what cutie patooties...both the cards and your sonny boy! I recently died some of my own seambindings..been teastaining them forever and dont know why Ididnt dye them as well...kinda fun.

  7. Oh wow! Do you make cakes too? I shouldn't be surprised. LOL Love your cards and those adorable little bags. Who woulda thought the dentist office would be such a hot spot for crafty goodies. LOL Hope you and your family had a very blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs!