Sunday, December 26, 2010

G.E. 20 - An Array of "Not Art" Handmade Gifts

In addition to the "artistic" gifts that are presented during the Gift Exchange, a plethora of 'Techie", "Crafty" and "Edible" items make their way onto the scene.  And this year, a surprise was added to the mix, but you will have to wait for the next post to find out what that is!!!

In the "Tech" realm:  Lenny made a "Powerpoint Slideshow" CD for Tom, and it was ab-fab!
It included photos of Tom's life set to some excellent music (Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind", to name one).

a screenshot from the sildeshow

In the "Craft" category: Jewelry!  Nick made a necklace, bracelet and earrings for Auntie Donna...

It came packaged in a Chinese take-out container.
"How Fun!" (I think that means "Cool" in Chinese)

Also, Jean and Julie exchanged bling: Jean gave Julie 'Mood Bead' earrings, and Julie made Jean a beautiful bracelet (wish I got a pic of these, but alas...screw-up).  Additionally, Jean made a 'Tie-dye' T-shirt for Julie...very nice!


And Ashley made really nice necklaces for Jessica.  And Stacy gave Nick a great knitted hat --- it looked like a Mohawk hairdo --- with ear flaps and the ever-essential tie strings (again, no photos - I could kick myself).

In the "Edibles" line:  Patty made a basket of homemade goodies, and included a new Journal (Josie gets a journal every year ---I think it's becoming a tradition).

Mom opening her gift from Patty

Everyone did such a great job this year...accept these kudoes  - you deserve them!

xoxoxo, me

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