Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Our salaries have risen since those days in the early 1970's, and since then I have learned to make lots of different things which are a whole lot more practical (and desirable) than a hanging planter or decorated recipe box (although I am now using one given to my mother!).
For a teacher, the last several weeks before Christmas are hard days to drive off to school. My heart desires keenly to be home, putting up the tree, decorating the house, baking, wrapping, and finishing up the last of my handmade gifts. Due to a bum back, I have been home the past two days (bad news/good news), and today, I pulled together my knitted gifts for family, along with some assorted gifts for our neighbors, for my school friends, and for our church friends.
Summer jam paired with Zimmerman's Peanut Butter (a family and friend favorite!)
...bagged and tagged
...and this Caramel Corn.