Gifts come in all sorts of forms, don't they? I spent a lot of time organized and wrapping gifts for the upcoming holiday season this weekend. Hanukkah is frightfully early this year, so I focused on them. It doesn't help that my brothers, some of their children, and my own children all have birthdays in November and December.
I am still making gifts, of course! I can't imagine having everything ready to wrap by mid-November. I suppose someone out there has everything under control by now, but that will never be me! One of the projects I've been working on are these button-covered Altoid tins. I think they are perfect for giving gift cards or money. I have quite a few giftees in their teens and 20s, so I'll be putting these to good use.
I'm not sure I can get the Green Bay Packer socks done in time for Hanukkah. My brother will be at my house for almost a full week for Thanksgiving, so that is a whole week I can't work on them. I'm going to have to see how much I can get done this week. There is a chance that these will be gifts for 2016.
I also received a few gifts this weekend. I went to a holiday art show with my mom and her sister, who is visiting from Seattle and my mom bought me this beautiful yarn bowl:
And I had the pleasure of spending time with my Aunt Natalie. On Saturday night, we all went out to dinner -- and my son took time out of his busy studies to join us. This evening, my aunt came to our house for dinner and I tried a new recipe for Butternut Squash Soup, which turned out to be fabulous.
How was yours?