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Gift Ideas

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I have two or three ladies that I feel directed to give a little gift to. Why do I want to treat my gal pals? I really don't know but they are on my mind.

I think I will knit up a yarn blanket in lots of colours for one friend. She is older and could use it to wrap up and stay snug while watching her TV. I plan to use up little balls of yarn and knit up rows of texture and colour. I think some knitters call these projects "Stash Buster" afghans. If you have seen the Autumn-Toned Afghan on my Spark page, then that may be the style I might duplicate.

Today my effort warranted a "FAIL".
I was not motivated enough to go through with an idea for this co-worker who does my job on Saturdays.
(She is working 6 days a week because I said I wouldn't rotate and start working weekends again.)
I was imagining finding a pretty gift bag and filling it up with happy bits and bobs. There might be a treat to eat, but mostly I was thinking of things she could use to feel spoiled and appreciated.
Maybe it is best I didn't drop off a gift bag on the Mother's Day weekend. I wouldn't want to compete with her daughter's gift.
Anyway, I will keep my eyes open for some surprises and have a gift bag ready to surprise her on another Saturday. (Any suggestions for items I could collect?)

Petunias. My neighbour is very frugal/ cheap/ miserly when it comes to her gardening. Instead of top dressing her gardens with an inch of rich soil, she will sprinkle a teaspoon of loam here and there. Instead of bunching her plants for some colour interest, she spaces flowers apart like they are after-thoughts.
I would like to plant another 12 petunias are her front door garden (6 on each side of the door) so that there is something to look at when she sits in the sun and drinks her coffee.
(She is the type of person who appreciates anything you do for her.) She knows she needs help and gardening is a job she detests.

I am not made of money, but I feel as long as we are on this earth, we should share and bestow and surprise and delight those around us!

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GOSPELCLOWN 5/14/2013 11:20AM

    I was on the ball by Sunday.
I had rounded up a gift bag and found enough fabric for Natalie.
Yarn and Margaret.... Yes, it starting to happen. The stitches are cast and the design is starting to form in my mind.

Shirley's flowers.... will have to wait for a better day.

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L*I*T*A* 5/12/2013 10:00AM

    that is so nice and thoughtful to do!!!
Happy Mother'd day to you......

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SHERIO5 5/12/2013 9:38AM

    You are such a thoughtful friend!

You ask for suggestions, what about travel size lotions, small containers of bath salts, beads, etc. A fluffy proof scrubber, lip balm, nail polish, sleep mask..I have seen all these items at my $ stores. I have given several pampering bags, baskets, such a nice treat!

Enjoy your Sunday!


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GOLFGMA 5/12/2013 6:56AM

    Very thoughtful of you and I'm sure much appreciated.

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GOANNA2 5/12/2013 2:54AM

    I'm not great with buying gifts, but what you are
suggesting sounds good to me. emoticon

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