Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Gifts

As with any cruise, our final day at sea is bitter sweet.  We’re still spending time scrapbooking and soaking up the sun, making new friends and new memories, and sometimes making plans to do it all again next year.  But at the same time, we all know that it’s almost over, that the magic will eventually fade, and we all have to go home.  It’s kind of like Christmas.  You spend all year looking forward to it, and when it gets here, it goes so fast that all you’re left with are a blur of memories.

Christmas was the topic of last night’s pillow gifts, and Susie treated everyone to some cute pendants she made featuring Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and even Snowmen.  Susie used a different illustration for each pendant and they are all very, very cute!

One of the things I found very interesting was the manner in which Susie attached the pendants to her card backing.  Basically, all she did was punch two holes in the chipboard and tied the pendant on with some twine.  Very clever!  This is a great way to present someone with jewelry when you don't have a jewelry box to put it in.

We are almost done with our cruise through the year.  I hope you’ll come back to see what the New Year will bring!

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