Thanks for all the Beehive Quilt love! Gosh, I didn’t mean to be gone for so long, but it was a busy weekend. We had a girls getaway weekend in the family — MeMum, MyDadLovesMeBestSister, CuteNiece1, CuteNiece2, SweetiePie and I went to Nashville, Indiana. The weather was perfect, the autumn colors were perfect and we had a wonderful time with lots of laughs. Nashville has lots of cute shops, and more importantly a LOT of good food. We found a candy store (or two) and had great fun with those old fashioned candy cigarettes. Remember those? And fabulous caramel apples — ’tis the season!
A few weeks ago Kim mentioned care packages on her blog and it reminded me that I’d been meaning to get one in the mail for CuteNiece1. Somehow, I never managed to get my little package mailed, so I just took it to CuteNiece1 this weekend.
Pencils, chapsticks, granola bars, a first aid kit, caramel corn, socks, candy corn, orange mini-lights, glitter, a pez witch, a skeleton, and in that little space in the middle on the bottom, a Halloween mini-banner for CuteNiece1′s dorm room.
I love making those little mini-banners — they’re quick and fun. This time I used fabric scraps and instead of gluing them, I used black thread and did a bit of stitching. (If you want to see a SUPER cute banner, check out this adorable banner that Lisa made for her daughter Sarah – I LOVE it!)
Every dorm room needs a mini-skeleton and candy corn, don’t you think? (Looks like he could have used some of that chapstick.)
I wrapped the care package up with wrinkly orange tissue paper and a little pumpkin tag. And lots of opportunity to use some orange and black Divine Twine! (You knew I’d have to have a shameless plug, didn’t you? Sorry, but it’s still 20% off and it makes a fun Christmas surprise for your friends!)
Hope you’re having a good week!