Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rapper's Delight

Friday evening the sunset was quite spectacular, and I made an effort to capture the colors while holding my big guns camera in one hand while holding the phone to my ear with the other. Not easy. The photo doesn't do the sunset justice, and I'm rather anxious for the city to get rid of those telephone lines that muck up any sunset photo I take from my backyard vantage point.

I meant to post that picture yesterday, but I was busy doing this:

There's a couple of gifts I need to get shipped right after Thanksgiving, thus, the early wrapping.

I go through gift wrap phases. When my kids were small, we used brown paper bags, red and green tempera paints, stencils and sponges, thick red yarn, and made our own gift wrap, which went with our cross stitch tree ornaments, popcorn and cranberry garlands. I loved that warm, home-y look, but the cats began to eat the popcorn off the tree. Then I went to work in the gift wrap department at a high end retail store. That's where I learned to make a lot of the wire ribbon bows I make now. We had to adhere to their strict gift wrapping rules and guidelines. Who knew gift wrapping had such stringent rules? It was like gift wrap military. The year after that I used nothing but gift bags. I've also gone through a burgundy and gold phase, and now blue and silver. I haven't tried purple yet, but that could be on the horizon. Maybe next year.

As for running, I didn't -- and now I'm feeling like a blob. I start fresh tomorrow.

Friday's song:

Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd - Heffer Blog



leslie said...

Sugarhill Gang (and I think I still know almost all of the words!)

Deene said...

this year we are doing homemade figt bags, (drawstring sacks from my remnants box)
good job with the wrapping!

Irene said...

Winner! Me too, but the short version. :) LOL

I love homemade gifts, even if it's the wrap around the gift! Good idea with the figt bags.