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All Wrapped Up

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I am trying so hard to stay calm and organized and to enjoy the holiday preparations. Yesterday and today, I accomplished some goals. I was late, but I mailed my cards and Christmas letter yesterday. I also started work on creating personalized bags for each family member.

I stenciled their names on the bags, first. Then, I stenciled a design over and around the names. I used metallic silver paint on some and white on others.




On the back of each one, I printed a heart because I love them all so much.


These are the stencils that I used.


Stephanie’s name is the longest so, I finished printing it on the back.



Each bag contains the same thing, which I can’t divulge now. I wrapped each gift in tissue paper.


And here is a grouping under the tree.



Paige and her mom and dad are arriving Christmas Eve by plane. Lisa and Clay are driving up on Christmas Day, staying in Ashland, and then driving the rest of the way on the 26th. We are really concerned about the nasty weather and road closures and hope so much that they will be able to make the trip, safely.

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5 Responses to “All Wrapped Up”

  1. Kristin L says:

    I wish your family safe travels. My northwest-ish side is snowed in at Tahoe while their guests are “snowed-out.” I very much like your last 3×3 — the pieced lines and little hand stitches compliment each other nicely. I will have to remember than combo!

  2. Judy says:

    Safe travels for one and all!
    Hope you all have a very merry Christmas!
    …….and that the vertigo goes away FOR GOOD!


  3. Connie Rose says:

    Have a wonderful holiday with your family. Wish I were closer and part of the family!
    Glad you saved your yellow-green 3x3s ’til the end — they’re the BEST.

  4. margaret says:

    Love those bags (and I bet the recipients will, too)! This year I made wrapping paper from newspaper … next year, bags maybe??

  5. Jeannie says:

    I too hope that all your little chicks make it safely to the nest. We are weather watching and planning our next run over to the wet side. Wishing you all the happiest Christmas ever and so much laughter your sides hurt. xoxo