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.
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