Hello Dear Readers! A snowy day here! But we can drink our tea for Tea Day! And, I promised to show you the photos of our baskets after our Ladies Ministries at our church made them up. It turned out to be about 20 of us and some husbands, which dished up lunch for us of sandwiches and chips and desserts. We had assembly lines at about 8 tables of items of baked goods, candy, fruit, nuts, embroidered tea towels, devotional books, calendars, bookmarks, tree ornaments, note pads, greeting cards, stamps, and someone even did return addresses to put in their baskets, so very personalized. Some, probably the ones in nursing homes, got lap type blankets in their baskets. We did 65! We ran out of items on my table before we were done. So not everyone got everything. It took us about 2 hours to do it. After getting them filled, then we had assembly lines to wrap and tie and put bows on. Then we all took some for deliveries. It was very organized as the lady who heads it is very organized with lots of good ideas. She said she already has good ideas to streamline the process for next year. She also took some to a nursing home where a couple from our church resides and had asked who didn't get visitors or gifts and took them baskets. It just makes you feel good to take part in this ministry. Even ones who weren't there, donated a lot of items for our baskets. Everyone's generosity blew us away! We have some stuff left for next year!
Craft wise, after making my post it note covers, I have been making Christmas cards and sending. One of my favorites was this special fold card, Center Step Fold, I believe. It stands up nicely for display. But it was easy as far as I used printed paper from a pad I got several years ago from Hobby Lobby. I fussy cut the camel and Bethlehem from the matching paper. I die cut the Joy to the World from the same paper and also die cut the gold to layer it on. The paper for the base is from the same pad.
And Here is my Panera cup from this morning, for my beverage related reference to join Elizabeth & Bleubeard over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday. I refilled it before I left there at 12:30 and have added more hot water and have been nursing it all day. Earl Grey. Oh, and I see I didn't get the side that says Panera in the photo! But aren't there Christmas cup sleeves pretty with the ribbon around the outside.
That is it for today! Happy T Day! Enjoy your week. I don't know if I will get to post next week or not. So, Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping by.